Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad/trackpads.

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Can I get inverted (i.e. Mac-like) scrolling on my touchpad?

I have two-finger scrolling enabled on my touchpad. Moving my fingers up scrolls up and moving them down scrolls down. I would like to have the direction of scrolling inverted, in much the same way ...
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ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I can't make work the multitouch of the ALPS touchpad in my Dell Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64, kernel 3.0.0-17-generic... I have tried with this driver but it doesn't work ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 Touchpad Too Sensitive After Upgrade

I just recently got an AO722 and installed Ubuntu 11.10. I was aware of some of the problems with the net-book so I set about tweaking things accordingly. I followed many of the instructions here ...
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touchpad pointer moves randomly upon release

I've just installed 11.10. I then updated my install. Now, whenever I move the pointer via the touchpad it jumps around upon release. It is totally unusable and i'm using a mouse which is fine. I ...
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Macbook Pro touchpad [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro 7.1 model. It's working great, but I can't get used to the reduced functionality of the touchpad. I've read that mtrack works pretty well at bringing ...
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Touchpad not working on HP DV4 notebook

the touchpad doesn't respond at all. i had to use an external usb mouse even to install ubuntu. I dont know the name of the manufacturer too. i am a newbie to ubuntu. i checked many related answers ...
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How do I disable touchpad tap to click?

You've heard this a million times but the "tap to click" is a pain in the behind and I want to disable it. There is no touchpad in gpointing-device-settings and neither in mouse and touchpad in system ...
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Touchpad & TrackPoint (ThinkPad L520) suddenly unresponsive

My mother has a problem with her ThinkPad L520 notebook (Ubuntu 11.10, Unity). She boots the device, everything works fine at first. But then, out of nowhere, her touchpad + trackpoint stop working. ...
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Multitouch Trackpad Gestures Dell XPS 15

I'm trying to enable some multitouch gestures to mirror what OS X is capable of doing, such as brushing three fingers across the trackpad to switch desktops, swiping two fingers to navigate back in ...
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How to Disable Touchpad tap in Toshiba Tecra R850 in Oneiric - it is recognized as a PS/2 mouse

I know there's a lot of similar questions, but nothing I have tried here works yet - perhaps I was doing it wrong. New Laptop - Toshiba Tecra R850 with an install of Oneiric 64 bit. Mostly things ...
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Acer touchpad multitouch not working

I tried to get my Acer laptop's touchpad working properly. I installed driver package (psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all) which made the side scrolling working. However, the touchpad supports multitouch ...
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Decrease mouse scroll amount

How can I decrease (or generally change) the mouse wheel scroll amount in Ubuntu? I didn't mean the speed of scroll, and the thing I want is just the amount. for example, when reading a document, I ...
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Way to have Accelerate Mouse Pointer?

Id like to know if there is anything to do to have accelerated motion of mouse pointer in 11.10, i.e. A small jerk of mouse or touchpad would push the pointer to more-than-usual distance
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HP Probook touchpad

I wrote about this problem some weeks ago, but now the question is: "Why is touchpad works not so good as in windows". I tried some "experiments": When I use windows and if I accidentally touched ...
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Adding 'tap zones' to Synaptics touch pad?

In Windows I can configure the corners of my touchpad to act as another button or control. For example, I use the top left as a "middle click" and the bottom left as "mute". I have searched around ...
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Touchpad on Gateway LT2802u Netbook doesn't work

I installed Xubuntu Oneiric on a Netbook. The Synaptic Device is recognized by the system and back in Lucid it worked. But now it won't work anymore. grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices1 gave me ...
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How to disable Synaptics pinch-to-zoom support in evince (PDF viewer)?

My friend experiences this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/875359 But most of the time zoom is activated unintentionally when using two-fingers scrolling on a Synaptics ...
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How do I use multi-touch gestures on a MacBook Air? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air (13" mid 2011) and it works lovely! Are there any news or possibilites to use multi-touch gestures? But to now I am using the system out of the box. One and ...
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Application Menu not working properly after upgrade from 11.10 to 12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? AIssue is that (1) Alt+F1 & F2 is not working. (2) Whenever I open Applications Menu by ...
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How to activate Pinch-To-Zoom/Twisting with Synaptics Touchpad?

Where do I find those features? In Ubuntu there's only an option to enable Two-Finger-Scrolling. Greetz.
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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Alps Touchpad driver loaded, but still touchpad not working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded! I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64 installed. I am having a problem with the Alps touchpad. My touchpad's driver ...
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Turning on and off HP Probook 4530S touchpad

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP laptop and among some problems, one of which I'm trying to solve is the touchpad problem. It's working, but how can I turn on/off it? In SUSE Linux Enterprise ...
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Asus G53SW weird touchpad behaviour

My friend has a new Asus G53SW notebook with Ubuntu Oneiric installed. Sometimes the touchpad is weird and hangs around or you can't click on things. It's quite unusable. How can I fix this weird ...
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Touchpad Scrolling doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW220F

In Windows 7 (which was included on my laptop), I could use the right side of the touchpad to scroll vertically, and the bottom edge to scroll horizontally. In Ubuntu, this doesn't work and I see no ...
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Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded!

i have Dell Inspiron 15R and i installed psmouse-alps package, it successfully recognized my Touchpad and i can see touchpad option under mouse properties as well, but my touchpad doesn't works at ...
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No “Touchpad Tab” under Mouse and Touchpad settings. Detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I can use my touchpad fine but I can't scroll with it. When I run windows it uses two finger scrolling but for some reason it won't work on Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu on HP Compaq NX 6120

How do I install Ubuntu on an HP Compaq NX 6120? What drivers do I need (audio, VGA , touchpad, wireless LAN)? Can I use AutoCAD 2009 on Ubuntu 11.10?
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How do I disable touchpad's Copy & Paste & Right-click functionality?

On ubuntu 11.10, with Unity desktop: tapping top-right corner of the touchpad triggers 'Paste' tapping top-left corner => 'Copy' tapping bottom-right corner => 'Right-click' (I've discovered this ...
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Update manager history and rollback options? (trying to resolve touchpad issues)

I'm having issues with my touchpad on my laptop. It doesn't function properly. Clicking seems to work fine, but moving the cursor to the left is very skittish. To the right it appears to work just ...
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Touchpad won't work/not recognized on laptop, Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

When I start out running 11.10 (Ocelot) from the Live CD the touchpad works with no problem. Once installing however the touchpad does not work at all. I have installed all updates available. I ...
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I can't install the multitouch driver if I do `sudo apt-get install xf86-input-multitouch`

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and have added the mactel ppa but I can't install sudo apt-get install xf86-input-multitouch I have done this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mactel-support && sudo ...
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Is there software to manage the laptop's touchpad?

I was looking for software to manage touchpad and mouse and I found synaptiks but it dosn't work properly !! For example i want to my laptop's tochpad been disable when i use a mouse but it doesn't ...
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What is causing “Failed to initialize geis instance Aborted” when trying to run touchegg in Ubuntu 11.10

What is causing "Failed to initialize geis instance Aborted" when trying to run touchegg in Ubuntu 11.10? I am trying to enable more gesture options for my mac-book touch pad on Ubuntu 11.10, and ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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How to install synaptics clickpad patch?

I'm affected by this bug, which means my ClickPad is not working properly. The bug-description says, there are patches for this, which can be found here. But when I download the newest version of ...
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TouchPad doesn't work on Ubuntu 11.10, Toshiba Salellite L500-1WP

TouchPad stopped working about two weeks ago. Everything else is working. On Windows 7 it's working. I think, problem is in OS. What can I do? Excuse my English, I don't know it. :-(
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Touchpad Insensitive

I have just purchased a Samsung RF511 and as always I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it straight away. Everything works out of the box fine except the Touchpad. I have to press quite hard on the touch pad ...
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How do I file a bug for a trackpad?

I believe I've found a regression in click-and-drag on my laptop's trackpad, and it's proving to be very annoying. I'd like to file a bug, but I have no idea what package I should file against. I've ...
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How do I enable OSX-like three-finger swipes in 11.10 and 12.04?

In MacOSX the default settings is to move back/forward a page in Firefox when I do a three-finger swipe left/right. In Unity, three-finger-swipes invokes window movement. How can I configure ...
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How do I move a window when two-finger scroll is enabled?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I have enabled two-finger scroll. Now I'm unable to move a window with the trackpad, which is usually done by click-and-holding the window title ...
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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touchpad not working on lenovo u400 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable my synaptics trackpad? I just got Lenovo u400 laptop and promptly installed ubuntu 11.10. I got the wifi card working no problem by following some other ...
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how to disable the trackstick in dell?

How to disable the trackstick which is in between the keys of the Dell laptop keyboard. It really causes a lot of problem while typing.
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Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed in dual boot in a MacBook Pro 5.1. I have installed the xserver-xorg-input-multitouch Multitouch X input driver, but I'm not sure I like it (it's too sensitive and moves ...
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Horizontal Scrolling checked but still doesn't work

I have an Asus N82JV with touchpad configured for single tap, double tap and two-finger vertical scroll. Even though I have the "Enable horizantal scrolling" in the mouse configurations it still ...
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2 finger scolling goes crazy in firefox

In Firefox, the 2-finger-scrolling is buggy. If you release one finger while scrolling, the page scrolls to the position the first finger indicates. It makes this rather nice function impossible to ...
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System goes slow randomly. Continues to run well when moving with mouse

I have noticed this mainly when playing flash games in my firefox or playing x-com in dosbox. Game just runs fine, but then suddenly it slows down to crawl. When i touch my touchpad and move the ...