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

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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I successfully followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivities for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart etc., ...
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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Wrong zoom in/out behavior touchpad move

Scenario: Being in browser, I drag the touchpad using two fingers -> page scroll While the page is scrolling (my fingers are not on touchpad anymore), I press CTRL key. The page is zoomed in/out ...
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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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Touchpad disabled every time after I close the lid

Every time I close my laptop's lid my touchpad is disabled. It is very annoying because I have to manually enable it using the keyboard. In System settings it says my touchpad is enabled, I have to ...
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Keyboard and touchpad do not work

I have an Lenovo IdeaPad S210 Touch and I want to install Ubuntu on it. The problem is that when I try booting the system from a USB drive (starting the so-called Live session) to try to see if the ...
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Synclient - ClickFinger1 settings ignored

I have a laptop with a clickpad. I want to treat pressing the clickpad as a right-click. I run synclient ClickFinger1=3 But the setting is ignored. All the other settings (e.g ClickFinger2, ...
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Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help

I know there are other questions about this issue, but I can't find the right tweak in order to fix it. The touchpad still detects my palms while typing stuff. It's REALLY annoying, especially ...
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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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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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How to enable Two finger scrolling on Lenovo Thinkpad T400/W540

It is disabled (greyed out) in Mouse and Touchpad settings. Edge scrolling works though :) Tried many solutions available online but couldn't succeed. My touchpad is SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
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Multi-Finger Gestures in 14.04

I'm running 14.04 on a Lenovo Y500. I want to get multi-touch gestures running, specifically a three-finger swipe to switch desktops. I would like to keep using the Unity interface, so I can't use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Fine tuning Touchpad for ThinkPad S431

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad S431. The touchpad is very bumpy, tricky to use. Slides down with a small touch, sometimes jerks erratically. I have tried to modify the settings in ...
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The touchpad on my Thinkpad (T420) no longer works in 14.04. Why?

The Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut which used to toggle between the touchpad, legendary thinkpad red pointing device button thingy in the middle of the keyboard, and both, no longer does anything apart from ...
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How to tune touchpad for smaller area?

I just purchased the Asus Zenbook UX31A and I require some advice regarding tuning the touchpad. Basically my problem is that the mouse buttons are withing the touch area and I would like it to be ...
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Multi touch gesture in Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I have newly installed ubuntu 14.04. My two finger scrolling is working fine but 3 finger gestures like forward/backward, changing tabs, etc are not working which works in windows. Is there any way to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Unstable Touchpad Cursor

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and there is a problem with the touchpad. Whenever I lift my finger from the touchpad or click, the cursor moves a little bit to a random ...
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Cursor moves when clicking with touchpad

This seems to be the issue in all Linux distros I've tried out. When I click on something using touchpad, the cursor moves a little bit, which is of course quite irritating. I know that it has ...
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TouchPad not working Dell Latitude E5420

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude E5420 (I have windows 7 ultimate also installed) The mouse touchpad does not work. I am very new to linux and Ubuntu. Can someone help with easy ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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How may I deactivate the touchpad under Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like to deactivate the touchpad permanently. (BTW: This should be included in the ubuntu-settings.)
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Logitech Touchpad T650 does not click

I have just received this Logitech Touchpad T650. The problem is that on my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop, the left or right tap clicks don't work while I can navigate and scroll with the touchpad. Any ideas ...
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trackpad configuration settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a System76 Galago UltrPro. I have not been able to configure the trackpad and get the settings to stick. I am trying to change the sensitivity and palm detection, those ...
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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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how to disable all Multi touch or just a few

I have a trackpad that even the right and left click buttons are part of the touch surface. So when I use my middle finger to move the mouse and my point finger to click ( like in a click and drag ...
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Can you disable PART of a touchpad?

Can you disable only part of a touchpad? I'm using a Lenovo Yoga13, and the touchpad extends down into the click area. So, every time I click, it moves the mouse a little bit. It's pretty annoying. ...
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Keyboard and mouse freezes after upgrade to 14.04 [on hold]

I just completed the upgrade and my keyboard & touchpad freezes after some random minutes of usage. The only way is to switch the tty (ctrl+alt+f6) then switching to tty7 back. I since I cannot ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Win8 Notebook

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook. I like it a lot, however I absolutely cannot stand Windows 8. Sure a touch screen interface is cool, but it just isn't organized well for me and I can't even use ...
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How to add a synclient command to rc.local?

If I just put synclient string=value in rc.local it doesn't work. Do I need an echo to someplace or is rc.local not the place to do this?
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Help to disable the multi-touch gestures in 14.04?

Does anyone know how to disable the multi-touch gestures for the touch-pad, specifically the application switcher and Unity launcher? I have a Asus C710 Chromebook with Ubuntu 14.04 installed ...
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xbindkeys mx revolution and touchpad

I need some help in the configuration of my Logitech MX Revolution mouse on my Ubuntu laptop. I followed this guide http://x4dev.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/howto-logitech-mx-revolution-on-ubuntu/ ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 abort due to weired mouse move with ASUS R409C

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, on an ASUS R409C, the touchpad works fine until the language selection step. Then the cursor periodically moves to left (about 1cm at once) up to the edge of the ...
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touchpad Asus X450L

I resently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS X450L. It runs quite statisfactory, only the touchpad of the laptop does not function. Is there any solution for this. The bios setting is 'enabled' ...
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Weired 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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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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Touchpad scrolling not working

I have a Dell 5720 (Inspiron 17R), with a distro based up on Ubuntu 12.04. My scrolling doesn't work. When I set it to scroll with two fingers, the setting backs to disabled when I open the window ...
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How to disable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad?

I would like to disable the function right-click when tapping the touchpad with two fingers, because it is always interfering with the two-fingers/scrolling function. I also would like to maintain the ...
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Appletouch not working properly Lubuntu

I just made a clean install of Lubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 3,1, and I got most of the hardware working except for the touchpad. Two fingers are recognized because I can scroll through websites, ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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AlpsPS/2 Alps GlidePoint on Lenovo G530 no responsivity Ubuntu 14.04

After trying numerous workarounds and suggestions from all over the internet I'm ready to ask for help on this one. The laptop model is a lenovo G530. Distro is Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (64-bit) Since ...
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mouse and touchpad settings missing

I am using the latest version of ubuntu 14.04 in the new lenovo Z510 ideapad laptop. I came across this problem while i was trying to enable my two-finger swipe action. Usually the mouse and touchpad ...
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Disable touchpad while typing

How can I disable the touchpad while typing on KDE? Is there such a setting like in gnome?
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touchpad won't respond immediately

This is more of a pet-peeve item, but I recently updated from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04, and it looks great, but my touchpad is a bit "sticky". It doesn't move right away, and I have to drag it a ...
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Touchegg running on a Galago UltraPro

I installed touchegg on a Galago Ultrapro running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and the gestures don't work. I tried the following on the terminal: $ touchegg Reading config from ...
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Sluggish/Unresponsive Mouse in 14.04 [duplicate]

Just upgraded from 13 to 14.04 and the mouse on the touchpad is slow and/or unresponsive when dragging around the screen. No issue whatsoever in 13.
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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touchpad does not stay disabled

Is there a way to keep my touchpad disabled? I have a thinkpad E420s. I have disabled the touchpad because the built in buttons are too hard to click without moving the cursor. I just use the red ...
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Advanced inertial scrolling configuration

Is it possible configure the synaptic inertial scrolling in a way so it is disrupted when any key is pressed on the keyboard? To explain this question: I often use shortcuts. Now when I am for ...
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Not able to do multitouch gestures(except two finger scrolling) on touchpad

On the site: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch It says that unity supports 3 finger pinch to maximize/restore windows and many more gestures. I am not able to use these multi touch features. I can ...
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Touchpad gestures don't work on Dell XPS 15 L521x

I'm trying to get multi-touch gestures working on my Dell XPS 15. Two finger scrolling works but three or four finger gestures do not. I know that the touchpad is capable of multi-touch gestures ...