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

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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 ...
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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Touchpad stop working

I have an HP 430 PC-Notebook using Oneiric. And sometimes my touchpad just stops working.(I haven't installed anything, just safe playing with terminal following linuxcommand.org In Windows, I could ...
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Annoying Screen Flickers on MSI U120

My screen brightness changes on my MSI U120 when I log in. I can fix this by switching workspaces, and the screen will stay at a constant brightness. Changing the brightness using the function keys ...
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How do I enable a touchpad? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 several months ago, but I haven't found a proper way to enable the touchpad. I once tried something I can't recall the name. Does any one have any suggestions? Update: ...
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What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
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3-finger tap getting prematurely grabbed

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.04. By default 2-finger tap was set to right click and 3-finger tap (3FT) to middle click (button 3). 2-finger tap works fine when I set tap-action to x x x ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps getting disabled [closed]

I have a Samsung R780 laptop with Synaptics touchpad that's been working fine since I installed 11.10 back in October. Now it's stopped working, this suddenly happened today but I haven't had an ...
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How to disable the touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 5040

I have a Dell Inspiron 5040, and I cannot disable the touchpad. The best solution would be if Ubuntu could actually not ignore the keyboard shortcut that disables it.
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How do I increase the touchpad sensitivity on Acer Aspire One 532h?

I got a cheap netbook and put ubuntu on it without even booting into the windows it came with. I am now slightly regretting it since the trackpad is very annoying, it only registers when I press quite ...
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Left touchpad button doesn't work on an eee pc 900

Left touchpad button doesn't work at all at my Asus eee pc 900 using Ubuntu 11.10. Have searched for the solution, found out that that's not only my problem, but haven't found a solution. Is there ...
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Trackpad mouse jumping all over while typing

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on a Dell Inspiron 17R. Things are working fairly well except for one major issue with the mouse. My palm hits the trackpad while I am typing and the mouse tends to ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 won't save my settings

I am using Xubuntu 11.10, and every time i reboot my computer, my settings are erased. Namely my default Browser, Preferred Applications settings and my Touchpad settings. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to make ubuntu support touchpad scrolling?

I have a dell (inspiron n5110) laptop and manual book said that i can scroll using two fingers on the touch-pad and scroll up, down, left, and right it workd in windows but that didn't happen in ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...
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Two finger scroll not working on a Samsung RV510

The touchpad on my samsung rv510 doesn't let me use two finger scroll on Ubuntu. I'm very new to using Linux so could you please give me instructions that you would give to a child. I've tried various ...
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Disable touchpad while the lid is down

Kubuntu 11.10 (netbook edition) My wife's netbook has the following problem: when the lid is closed, it activates the touchpad every now and then - it makes small movements and taps. The notebook is ...
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Samsung n150+ touchpad settings disappeared

Edge scrolling wasn't working on my Samsung 150+ netbook so I enabled it using the fix described here: Can't edge scroll on Samsung RV510 Since doing this the TouchPad options in System Settings ...
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Reverse two finger scroll direction (natural scrolling)?

Two-fingered scrolling is working fine, but is there a way that I can reverse the direction (natural scrolling)? It seems backwards opposed to the way OSX does it.
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touchpad raw input

I am researching the extra possibilities for using a laptop touchpad as an input device apart from mouse movement similar to this one: ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 touchpad movement & clicking issues

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 I've got this problem. My cursor always moves to the upper right-hand corner where the power cog is every time I touch my touchpad even in 1/10 second. After that,I can ...
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Mouse clicks automatically / Raton hace clicks automaticos

Good day friends, my problem is that my mouse clicks automatically and is getting on my nerves. I tried to do the solutioned mentioned here: Press Alt + F2 and type gnome-mouse-properties then press ...
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Touchpad won't drag anything on a Pavilion dv7t-5000

Okay so I have a pavilion dv7t-5000 cto. First question is how do i get the correct drivers for my touch pad. I cant click with the touch pad button and drag the box. I have to use a mouse or click ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on a Clevo M55N

simple problem: Touchpad stops working after suspend in Ubuntu 11.10. It is an annoying problem as I like to use my touchpad together with my mouse for convenience (unless I must use my touchpad ...
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non functioning of touch pad & mouse

Very often I find that the cursor is not moving and the touch pad is also not working while working with ubuntu 11.10. I then have to do the task by attaching external mouse. Please help.
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Dell N4110 touchpad suddenly stopped working

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and my touchpad on Dell N4110 suddenly stopped working. I have checked the mouse and touchpad settings and the touchpad is not disabled. What should I do?
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How can I get Google Chrome multitouch support like in OS X?

In OS X Google Chrome, swiping left or right with two fingers goes forward or back in the history. I've been trying to use synaptics and touchegg to do this but can't seem to figure it out. How can I ...
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No touchpad settings

I'd like to disable my touchpad while typing, per instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu-help/mouse-disabletouchpad.html Sadly, my 11.10 installation does not have any other tab than ...
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Need driver for Alps touchpad on a Vaio F2 VPCF2190X that supports Multi-touch

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF2190X with an Alps Multi-touch trackpad, and I can't use multi-touch. Is there a resolution?
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Touchpad doesn't work after upgrade to 11.10

The touchpad on my ASUS notebook used to work fine in 10.10. After upgrading to 11.04 and then to 11.10, it is gone. I've already tried the two solutions described at: Touchpad not working on Dell ...