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

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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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Touchpad not working after suspending Laptop [14.10]

My touchpad stops working after closing and reopening my laptop. This problem exists since upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04. I have to reboot Ubuntu to get it working again. I already tried rmmod ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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After logging on, the touchpad stops working

I have a Dell latitude E6420 laptop. After logging in to my account, the touchpad doesn't work and the pointer is frozen. It only doesn't work for 1 account. The guest account is fine. Anyone know ...
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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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Lenovo e545 TrackPoint and TouchPad Lefty and Scrolling

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm a lefty and currently using a Lenovo e545 with Ubuntu 14.04. I believe the mice are IBM TrackPoint and Synaptics UltraNav TouchPad. After going to system settings > Mouse ...
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Udev not running scripts

I'm trying to make udev disable/enable my touchpad when I connect/disconnect my external mouse. I don't know what is wrong. When I call udevadm --test it seems to be calling my script, but when I ...
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Touchpad gestures and Touchscreen gestures

Is possible to have gestures for touchpad and touchscreen at the same time? So far I was only able to enable gestures for touchscreen (using touchegg), after disabling unity default multitouch ...
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Problem with touchpad after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 the touchpad of my thinkpad E440 stops working correctly. Only the superior part of the touchpad works, I have to touch the 25% of the touchpad nearest to the ...
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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...
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Chrome/Chromium causes laggy touchpad on lubuntu 14.04 at MacBook

I'm running Lubuntu at quite an old MacBook (6.1). Trying to keep it up-to-date so for the moment it's 14.04. Several months ago (after one of the updates) a strange problem arose: at a random moment ...
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Touchpad 2 finger scroll ends with a right click, text marking lag

Some recent update made my two-finger scrolling unbearable. Every single time I scroll it ends with a right click. Another thing I've noticed is a sort of lag when I'm marking text. This is also ...
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Samsung series 9, touchpad does not work after suspend, Ubuntu 14.10

I got a brand-new Samsung series 9 (exact reference is: NP940X5J-K02US). Because of this question, mentioning it required at least a kernel 3.15, I waited a couple of weeks for Ubuntu 14.10 to be ...
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Touchpad not working and boot screen says 'Ubuntu Kylin' after upgrading to 14.04

tl;dr: I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. And now on boot up there's a wolf on the screen and says 'Ubuntu Kylin' and my touchpad doesn't work. How do I fix these issues? I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 ...
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Synaptics drives is not working correctly

When I start up Ubuntu, in the Mouse & Touchpad settings, the Touchpad is not shown. And the double-finger scroll as well as other gestures provided by synaptics driver will not work. After ...
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ALPS Touchpad speed adjustment with synaptics driver

How could I change cursor speed (tocuhpad sensitivity?) for AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad from command line?
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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Loss of touch pad function on laptop after upgrade

No touch pad function after upgrade. (as of 04/11/14) Using HP-255-G1 Notebook PC which came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and have today upgraded to 14.04. Now I have to use a mouse on a laptop! ...
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Touchpad detected on boot once but not again

Ever since getting this laptop and installing Ubuntu 14.04 on it, the touchpad wasn't detected at all. I had pretty much given up on it, as no answers I'd found seemed to help, nor did updating the ...
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How do I load the synaptics driver on 12.04? (Scrolling does not work)

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo z580 laptop. The touchpad maker is Synaptics. However Ubuntu is unable to load the Synaptics driver, although the driver has been installed. Due to this, ...
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touchpad and touchscreen issues on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 with Ubuntu 14.04 and the touchpad (clickpad) not working right is driving me crazy and makes the computer very frustrating to use. I read about this issue here and ...
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How can I make a two-finger tap on touch pad take me to my desktop?

I recently switched to Ubuntu and have been customizing all my settings as much as possible. Now, I'm not sure how I did it (since it was a while back ago) but in Windows 7 I found a way to make my ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook AH544 Touch Pad Not Working In Ubuntu 14.04

Fujitsu Lifebook AH544 Touch Pad Not Working In Ubuntu 14.04, resolved. Made in Germany Laptop Intel Core i3-4000M processor (2.4 GHz, 3MB) 4 GB DDR3 500GB SATA, S.M.A.R.T. 15.6"DOS1 Year Onsite ...
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Touchpad not working anymore

Hi i was working on ubuntu 13.10 and everything was fine, i tried to install ubuntu 14.10 and the touchpad was not working anymore, so i tried some workaround but they didn't works, so i reinstalled ...
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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Touchpad not working in an Asus X553MA

I recently purchased an Asus notebook (X553MA) from Amazon that had only FreeDos. Its been quite a few years since I last used Ubuntu, so I feel a little lost. (My last version was 10.04, and during ...
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14.04 Touchpad is too sensitive

My touchpad is way too sensitive. While writing, the cursor jumps suddenly to the place the mouse cursor is sitting. I am not even touching the touchpad! I had the same problem with 12.04 and recently ...
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Touchpad doesn't work in ubuntu

I have an issue with the touchpad of my aspire e15, the touchpad in windows works but not in Ubuntu, what should I do? This is the xinput list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Reverse two finger scroll direction?

Two-fingered scrolling is working fine, but is there a way that I can reverse the direction? It seems backwards opposed to the way OSX does it.
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How to use trackpoint but keep touchpad disabled on Lenovo ThinkPad e531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e531 laptop. This model has both a touchpad and a trackpoint. I'd like to use the Trackpoint, because I'm used to it from my previous laptop, but I'd also like to disable the ...
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How do the PressureMotion options work?

On the documentation there are four pressure motion related options: Option "PressureMotionMinZ" "integer" Finger pressure at which minimum pressure motion factor is applied. Property: "Synaptics ...
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How can I install a Synaptics pointing driver?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04, the latest version available from the Ubuntu website When I'm using windows 8, the touch pad works well with the installed synaptics pointing driver, handling all features ...
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How to remove/disable ALPS touchpad driver

In Ubuntu 13.10, my ALPS touchpad was recognised as a PS/2 mouse, and it worked fine. In Ubuntu 14.04, a new ALPS driver has been added and now my touchpad is recognised properly, but it doesn't work ...
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My trackpad stopped working (not detected) after update, how do I fix this?

I updated my laptop (Dell 'XPS 13 Developer Edition', aka 'Sputnik', the one that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu) to 14.10. Upon reboot my trackpad didn't work. Keyboard, touchscreen and everything ...
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I can change the setting options in dconf-editor, but the changes I make don't take effect.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to make changes to my Logitech K400r keyboard/trackpad combo (specifically, I want to increase the speed of the pointer, enable edge-scrolling, and ...
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Enable clickpad buttons above touchpad on Dell laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D830 laptop. This model laptop has 2 pairs of left click/right clickpad buttons - one set below the touchpad and a second set above the touchpad. ...
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How do keep the modified Logitech T650 trackpad configuration persistent

The most essential features of the Logitech T650 trackpad works right out of the box. However, I was unable to get ‘Natural scrolling’ to work. After a bit of searching, I was led to this post by ...
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Global smooth scrolling

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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Elantech Touchpad not working at all

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the touchpad never worked and as a result I never used ubuntu I just upgraded to 14.04 thinking it might work and the touchpad still doesn't work. I have ...
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Reduce touchpad touch sensitivity or disable tap-to-click unless key is pressed

Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity to touch of the touchpad? I keep accidentally clicking while typing (disable while typing seems to have little use). Other possible solutions to my issue: ...
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Disable Touchpad While Typing does not work

I already checked that Option in the Settings but it won't work. I also searched for solutions in this site but none of those work. What should I do?
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How to get ButtonPress and ButtonRelease events from middle button in Synaptics' clickpad?

I have a Synaptics touchpad, with a 3 buttons clickpad (it is a ThinkPad X1 Carbon with physical buttons). Using xev, when I click the middle button I get the corresponding ButtonPress and ...
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Lenovo Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 but got an issue which flaws my ubuntu experience. Synaptics is working good except the two finger scrolling annoys me. When having ...
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Touchpad problems since update to UU. Cannot highlight words

Ever since I updated to 14.10. I have experienced some problems with the functions of the touchpad on my Acer E3-112. Whenever I press and hold the left mouse (touchpad) button next to a word to ...
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no cursor after fresh instalation

So I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6-3160sp. The problem is that after the booting to ubuntu the mouse/cursor simply vanishes, and also if I try like right ...
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Synaptics touchpad not detected while switching user on Unity

Synaptics touch pad is detected and works well if a single user is logged in . However if we swtich to another user , mouse no longer works for the second user . You could either switch using the ...
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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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Apple Magic Touchpad — Multitouch Question

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Mini with the Apple magic trackpad and it's been working flawlessly, but I had a question about the trackpad. The two finger scrolling and everything works, ...