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

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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...
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Steam install reboots laptop

Everything goes well, until I installed Steam and reboot my laptop. I have tried, "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao" "sudo apt-get update" "sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator" and ...
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Click and drag not working

So I just updated to Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer Aspire E5 110, and ever since updating, I have not been able to drag objects onscreen by holding one finger down while dragging the other. The only way I ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu have a simple slider to adjust mouse wheel sensitivity?

I recently re-switched back to Ubuntu from Windows and I use Mac OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro, and am still astounded by how hard it is to actually adjust the scroll rate of the mouse in Ubuntu. ...
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How to swap mouse buttons AND touchpad taps INDEPENDENTLY?

I alternate between left-handed and right-handed mouse on even/odd days for reasons not relevant here. I use for such thing a widget in Kubuntu 12.04 When it is left-handed day, my mouse understand ...
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bind command to all keyboard events

Hey I have a Sentelic touchpad that doesn't work very well in Linux, its supposed to be all multi-touch and such, it works all right in MS Windows. I really am not a fan of using Windows though. The ...
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Weird pointer+mouse+touchpad functionality in Ubuntu + ASUS X550L

I have an ASUS X550L. When I try to install ubuntu (any version), my touchpad does not work during the installation and mouse also acts weired such that some buttons cannot be clicked with the mouse. ...
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Alternative to running rmmod and modprobe at every boot

My touchpad isn't properly recognized unless I manually run rmmod psmouse modprobe psmouse at every boot. Surely there must be a better way? Note: This question seems related, but in this case ...
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after update from 12.04 to 14.01 touch pad is not working

after updating to 14.01 version my touch pad is not working. im using hp pavilion 17. my laptop is brand new, it came with 12.04 pre-installed ubuntu version. my wired usb mouse do work but the right ...
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Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Adding a threshold to two-finger scrolling on touchpad

I accidentally trigger two-finger scrolling on my touchpad when I mean to tap-to-click. Can I add a minimum threshold to reduce accidental scroll events? It causes issues when I: hold my finger ...
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Touchpad Not Detected When USB HDD Plugged In at Boot

Ubuntu doesn't recognize my touchpad if I boot with my external drive connected to the USB port. Why would this be the case? Where should I look to start troubleshooting the issue and how can I tell ...
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Crazy amount of lag | Ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this issue since I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop (several months ago). So I chose 14.04 (Newest at the time), and thought that it wouldn't be so bad, ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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Upgrade to 14.04: sticky/unresponsive touchpad - requires more pressure?

I recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite C50D from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything works great except the touchpad. Strangely, it is working, but it is noticeably unresponsive and feels "sticky". With ...
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Disabling touchpad after suspend/resume

There are several questions about disabling touchpads on laptops on this site, but none of them seem to quite answer my question. I want to disable my touchpad (I've done that bit) and keep it ...
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Touchpad Stopped Working After Hibernate

I used the command pm-hibernate to see if my notebook would successfully resume after hibernating. Upon resume it went through the BIOS screen, I had to reselect Ubuntu from the Grub menu, but then it ...
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ElanTech TouchPad NOT detected as PS/2 in EXO NIFTY 7385

My touchpad is not recognized (is not present in the xinput list) as a PS/2 device or a USB device after installing Ubuntu 14.04. My computer is an Ultrabook that I bought with Windows 8, the touchpad ...
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Disable zoom on Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300)

I recently managed to get my Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300) working with Xubuntu. When using it in Windows I have the zoom option disabled, because it is too sensitive if you ask me (often it will start ...
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Touchpad not Working in ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 model. Ever since I installed ubuntu, my touchpad (Synaptic) is not working. However an external mouse is working fine. On running command "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" , ...
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Acer C720 Touchpad and Touchscreen are not working

I have installed Ubuntu in a Chromebook Acer c720 but neither Touchpad nor Touchscreen are working, I have flashed the ROM using John Lewis help and Ubuntu 14.04 was installed from scratch. ...
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Xubuntu - Right Click Does not work

I installed Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.10) and everything works perfectly except the right click does not work... it acts as a left click. No matter what I do, I can't figure out how to enable right clicking. ...
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14.04: ThinkPad X220: multi touch gestures on touchpad doesn't work?

Certain multitouch gesture features don't seem to work on my touchpad any more. When I'm on Windows I can zoom in/out, flip and turn pictures with multi touch gestures on the touchpad. On Ubunutu ...
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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...
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HP 14-v015TU Notebook touchpad is detected as PS2 Mouse with any Ubuntu

Product Name: HP 14-v015TU Notebook Operating System: Linux I bought a new HP Laptop its touch pad is working fine with factory installed windows but detected as an ps2 mouse with any ubuntu version. ...
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How do I make my synclient settings stick? - Ubuntu 13.04

The default setting for synaptics touchpads includes a paste functionality mapped to the upper right corner of the touchpad. I can disable this behavior by running the command synclient ...
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Synaptics is not installed or not in use

i just bought an asus laptop. I installed Kubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1. When I'm trying to configure it on system settings it's said "Synaptics driver is not installed (or not in use)". With ...
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ETPS/" Elantech Touchpad fails detecting single finger

I have a new laptop with an "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad". A single finger is only detected, if it is held in such a way that a big area touches the pad. If one touches the pad only with the fingertip, ...
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Windows-like select and drag behavior in Kubuntu 14.04

In Windows (and OS X as well), when I need to select some text or drag something around, I tap and hold one finger on my trackpad, and then move another finger over it. This is especially useful when ...
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How to tie a 3 finger swipe to switch workspaces?

As anyone who has ever used a Mac knows, you can drag left or right on the track pad to switch workspaces. I would love to know if anyone has a way to do this on Ubuntu (14.04) whether this be with ...
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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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Disable right click option on a X1 Carbon Gen 2 Synaptics touchpad

I would like to disable the right click functionality when I click on the right side of the synaptic's touch-pad. I've tried the synaptic tool but it didn't apply the setting. Below is a question ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Elantech touchpad too sensitive

I am using samsung series 3 laptop. I recently shifted from Windows 8 to (my touch works just fine on Windows 8).After writing 2-3 words the focus shifts to where the cursor lies. I tried some ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on an Asus x450L?

I've been using ubuntu for a couple of weeks now and have been surviving without my touchpad. I have Asus x450L laptop. Are there drivers available so my trackpad will function again? It works on ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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How to scroll in any direction with evince PDF viewer using mouse dragging

When viewing large PDFs with small print where one has to zoom in to be able to read even on fullscreen, it would be nice to be able to move the 'paper' with the drag of the mouse (hand cursor type). ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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dkms build error while installing elantech touchpad patch

SOLVED! Problem was me relying on dated patch, found the appropriate version here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1166442/+index?comments=all --> comment #137 ...
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ALPS touchpad detected as PS/2, corrected with psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 but reset after reboot

Hope someone can help me a little with this problem. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510, with a ALPS touchpad. And OS = Kubuntu 14.04 (Windows 8.1 alongside with it) The touchpad is detected as an PS/2 ...
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Touchpad detected as “PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse” on Asus N550JK

On my Asus N550KL laptop (running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04), my touchpad is detected as "PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse". xinput outputs: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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HP probook ubuntu 14.04 touchpad unresponsive

I just bought my HP probook that came with ubuntu 13. Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. But I had a problem with the touch pad. In my case the touchpad is not responsive. It is really hard to move the ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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Unclaimed interfaces on Samsung n210

I wanted to bring back to life my netbook Samsung n210 and decide to try it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I first run the Live version from my USB pen drive, and it worked as a charm! Everything was ...
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Trackpad not working (Using SeaBios on Samsung Series 5 Chromebook)

I'm in a little bit of a special situation. I have a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, and upgraded my SSD to a new Crucial M550 128GB SSD. In order for the chromebook to recognize the SSD, and to also ...
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Edge scrolling is working fine but two finger scrolling had stopped working?

After reinstalling xorg, my two finger scrolling of the touchpad stopped working though edge scrolling is working perfectly. I tried different solutions but none of them work. My original ...