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

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Apple Magic Touchpad or Logitec Trackpad compatibility [closed]

I'm looking to purchase a touchpad that will work with both my work Macbook, and my personal Ubuntu (14.04 or 16.04) machine. If Apple's Magic Trackpad (either v1 or v2) does not work, I was ...
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How to “unplug” a bluetooth mouse

OK, I've set my system to deactivate the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in... and that works perfectly when I turn my bluetooth mouse on. But, I can see no way to re-activate the touchpad other ...
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How do I make a Lenovo (ALPS?) touchpad faster than system allows?

Running 16.04 on new Lenovo X1. Apparently it has a high-definition ALPS touchpad which makes it incredibly slow, even with the highest setting through "System Settings>Mouse and Touchpad". I ...
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Configuring libinput-gestures for a MacBook like experience

99% of the time I'm using my trackpoint, but sometimes its nice to use the trackpad. I'm running libinput as my driver, and found out that libinput-gestures should be able to give me multi-touch ...
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Touchpad palm sensitivity

Possible Duplicate: How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard? I'm using (K)ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a Synaptics touchpad. The palm sensitivity it terrible, whenever I'm typing the ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm [duplicate]

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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How can I read from my touchpad to help with xinput configuration?

xinput list-props "My touchpad's name" lists no fewer than 44 options. Woop woop. man synaptics gives some clues about the kind of thing they do, but they're mostly just range-less, dimension-less ...
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lenovo thinkpad E560 trackpad stopped working

Last week my trackpad was working and this week just decided not to. Tried a update with no success. Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Touch pad scroll direction is wrong on Dell Latitude and Lenovo ThinkPad

I have installed 14.04 recently in my Dell Latitude E6410. Touch pad scroll working seems to be incorrect. Inverted direction. I checked this on Lenovo ThinkPad also, there also i have observed the ...
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Dell vostro 1540 touchpad shaking/moving along a millimeter distance Ubuntu 16.04

its a big pain as my pointer is shaking while i point at some buttons or try to scroll. my touchpad works fine on another installation(elementary os). so i did xinput on terminal and found the third ...
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ACER E15 START Trackpad not working?

ubuntu@ubuntu-Aspire-ES1-512:~$ xinput list Basically my track-pad isn’t working, im now using a usb mouse (annoying) so if anyone knows what’s going on id appreciate it. ive had it working before,...
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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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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How may I know if my devices have their drivers installed?

I have a Dell N4110 laptop, and I want to know if the drivers are installed and working well. For example, with my touchpad, in windows it has multi-touch gestures, so that I can scroll or zoom with ...
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Toshiba E45-b4200 touchpad problem on 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Toshiba E45-b4200 but the touchpad is not working as intended. The touchpad does not use swipe gestures and the pointer often jumps around and/or instantly clicks when ...
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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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GTK (Xfce) touchpad smooth scrolling as in mousepad 0.4.0?

Recently installed Xubuntu 16 and surprised with so smooth scrolling in mousepad with touchpad, really love it. Is this possible make such everywhere? OR maybe - try to drag scrollbar - movement will ...
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how to enable two-finger scrolling on Asus Zenbook / Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 10. Touchpad generally works (clicking, dragging, moving cursor) but two-finger scroll does not work. Using Asus Zenbook UX305UA. I've seen some other ...
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erratic touchpad on Toshiba Satellite laptop with 16.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 laptop. Everything seems to be working except that the touchpad is very erratic. Two finger scroll generally works but moving the ...
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How do I enable the touchpad while typing in 16.04?

Having the touchpad disabled while typing slows down my typing with onscreen keyboards like OnBoard. In 14.04 there was a setting for this in the mouse settings, but it's gone now in 16.04.
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Trackpoint physical button behaves as drag instead of click — Ubuntu 16.04 — Thinkpad T550

The trackpoints left physical button sporadically behaives as drag instead of a click. It seams like the button has a sensitivity issue. Also the middle button locks into scrolling after pressing it ...
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Touchpad not working on toshiba p50

I have a toshiba P50 notebook and touchpad stopped working in my Xubuntu 15.10. I upgraded to 16.04, but still not working. Its recognized though: xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello i just installed ubuntu 14.04 ,but the touchpad doesnt work (neither did during the installation),whereas at windows 10 dual boot it works fine. This is what shows up at my terminal ~$ xinput ...
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Restrict waking up from suspend to specific buttons only

I have an Acer Aspire notebook with 16.04 installed on it. Currently when I suspend, it wakes up on basically everything, including: opening the lid pressing the Power button pressing any keyboard ...
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Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04 starts working after a while

I have a dell inspiron 13-7352, with Synaptics Touchpad I guess. So when I turn on the computer the touchpad does not work. But it starts working after a while. What is more interesting is that when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Apple magic Trackpad paired successfully but not working

i have recently purchased a Apple Magic Trackpad and wanted to use it on my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) system. it connected successfully by using Bluetooth GUI. but when i tried to use it it did nothing....
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Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]

Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts: First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like: ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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Option to disable Horizontal Scrolling missing in 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, the option to disable Horizontal scrolling is missing. I looked at the dconf-editor, and the property org-gnome-desktop-perifipherals-touchpad, and it does not have ...
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Can you change to natural touchpad scrolling with command line?

I am writing an ansible script to bootstrap a development machine. First thing I noticed was that the touchpad scrolls in the unnatural direction. How can you change this setting with if I'm not able ...
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Functional Onscreen keyboard?

Is there a better ubuntu keyboard app than Onboard, one that is a decent competitor to the features of Android or Microsoft virtual keyboards? Specifically, I'd expect: Multi-touch: so you can hold ...
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Convertible Simple Keyboard Tochpad dis- and enabling

is there a possibility to install a program in Ubuntu which allows me to switch between tablet and notebook mode in Ubuntu? I've installed the actual version, and i would be glad if someone can tell ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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Acer Aspire ES1-512-c96S touchpad stopped working

Today, I opened my laptop (an Acer Aspire ES1-512-c96S) and found that the touchpad no longer works! I have tried all the suggested fixes, to no avail.
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horizontal scrolling not working in Google Chrome

After a Chrome update a while back side-scrolling with a track-pad doesn't work in Google Chrome. It only seems to work if I hold the shift key (but im still gesturing up & down with shift) . I ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Potential Solution for ASUS X455LB Touchpad not working after Resume

I'll preface this by saying that I'm still fairly novice to using Linux but am really keen on using/learning it. I've been having troubles with Ubuntu (15.10 and now 16.04) lately after I installed ...
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Touchpad debugging - Opinion needed

I'm trying to debug an odd touchpad problem with Ubuntu 14.04.4 on a Lenovo e460. I have followed this touchpad debugging tutorial, but it doesn't directly address the symptoms I am experiencing. ...
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I have to log out and log in after boot to get touchpad to work properly on a Gateway W350I running 14.04

I have to log out and log in after boot to get touchpad to work properly on a Gateway W350I running 14.04. When I boot I do not get the clunking sound, and touchpad does not work properly, but when I ...
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Delayed touchpad scroll event causes crazy zooming if top of the page is reached

I have been experiencing this issue for years and that is quite annoying :) If I scroll down using "two finger" touchpad gesture, the scroll itself takes effect immediately. But if I'm on the top of ...
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How does one disable the right swipe touchpad gesture in Ubuntu 15.10?

I'm sick of having the "search your computer" window pop up every time I swipe the right part of my touchpad on my keyboard. Is there a way to disable that function?
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“Disable Touchpad while typing option” gone in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This option, which was present in the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings panel in previous versions, is for some reason absent in 16.04 LTS. Does anyone know why this is, and/or how to fix it? Thanks.
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Trackpad/Touchpad not working in 14.04

Desktop: Gnome/Unity | Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty | Kernel: 4.2.0-35 i686 (32 bit) I've never, ever, ever had problems with this faithful old laptop, until installing 14.04. Can't get trackpad to ...
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Unwanted switching apps

I am getting unwanted switching to other windows when typing on the DELL XPS laptop in Ubuntu 14.04. This can lead to characters getting typed into the wrong files. Sometimes files get saved in ...
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Customise multitouch gestures on 16.04

I'm following the instructions here but I get an error when I run sudo make and sudo make install. Any ideas on how to fix this error: make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory '/home/me/...
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Help Touchpad problem (click or scroll)

I was working without any problem , and today I unplugged the Computer from the power (the computer don't have a battery) , after that I started the computer again then I found that the touchpad don't ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 1 - 'stops working' every few minutes

I have just purchased an Apple Magic Trackpad 1 and connected it to my Ubuntu 15.10 (now 16.04) system. That all worked flawlessly. Once connected, the trackpad 'stops working' every few minutes. I ...
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Problemas com tochpad, tecla 0 e com a inicialização do notebook com Ubuntu 16.04

Eu instalei o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS mas ele esta dando dois erros: O tochpad esta travando junto com a tecla 0; E ao inicializar o notebook o computador me mostra a seguinte mensagem: [ 1.098711][drm:...
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Mouse Problems (Latest LTS)

So i just installed Ubuntu to a USB drive (not the installation disk, the actual OS) and started it up I could operate normally for 30 seconds or so and then the entire OS froze, with the exception of ...
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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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How do I fix my track pad scroll direction?

That is, without changing my mouse wheel's scroll direction? The two are off, IMO. I prefer the MacOsX approach, but anything that makes them consistent would be better than what I have now. This ...