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

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Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 13.10 on Dell Vostro 2420

I freshly installed Kubuntu 13.10, 32 bit version on newly purchased Dell Vostro 2420. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features through touchpad. I am able to change ...
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How can I toggle the touchpad depending on whether a mouse is connected?

I want to have my touchpad disabled automatically when an external mouse is connected and enabled when there is none. I have tried using touchpad-indicator but that fails in cases when the computer ...
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MacBook Pro touch pad disabled

Hello I tried to use someone's code to tweak my MacBook pros touchpad. After I executed the commands and rebooted my touchpad does not respond to touch and the cursor is invisible. I have tried ...
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Surface Pro Track pad

I am new to Linux and have installed Ubuntu on my surface pro and loving it, however the track pad is not working fully and having to use the pen. The track pad will right click etc but has no control ...
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How do I fix dead Synaptics ClickPad on Ubuntu 12.10 + Toshiba P850?

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Laptop having Windows 8 installed. After successfully dual booting in this EFI madness Win8/Ubuntu 12.10 I am at a loss as to how to enable the touch pad in Ubuntu 12....
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial: How can I enable touchpad?

I've an Asus x540LA and my touchpad is seen by the system so: [from /proc/bus/input/devices] I: Bus=0018 Vendor=0b05 Product=0101 Version=0100 N: Name="FTE1001:00 0B05:0101" P: Phys=i2c-FTE1001:00 ...
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Touch Pad not working on Fujitsu Lifebook A514

I'm new to ubuntu and linux, the only experience I've had with Linux is doing some GCSE course work so please be gentle! I've just installed Ubuntu of a Fujitsu Lifebook A514 and it all works apart ...
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Latitude E5570 touchpad issue in 16.04

My touchpad is really laggy and is not responsive sometimes. I am running UBUNTU 16.04. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000 N: Name="Lid Switch" P: Phys=...
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How do I get rid of the syndaemon effect?

So recently I was playing some TF2, and my trackpad was really messing up with my aim. (I use a laptop.) I decided to search for some fixes that would only effect the trackpad. I came across the ...
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How can i disable touchpad while typing? On Ubuntu 16.04 syndaemon isn't working!

i wanna deactivate the touch-pad while typing. I tried this: syndaemon -i 1 -d -t -K it should deactivate tapping and scrolling on the touch-pad for 1 second and ignore modifier+keys combos. ...
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How to Disable Hovering-App-Bar in 16.04?

I get this hovering bar as an artifact popping many times per hour without pressing Alt-Tab, which duration 3-15 seconds with/without interaction of mouse/touchpad/keyboard booting other Ubuntus and ...
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Dell Latitude e7240 two finger scroll does not work despite correct synclient values

My Ubuntu 14.04 is able to detect the two-finger scrolling option and sets the values correctly, as shown in VertTwoFingerScroll = 1. Two finger scrolls also works fine in Windows 10. However it still ...
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Elan touchpad: double-tap-drag causing scrolling instead of expected middle-drag

Single-finger double-tap-and-drag works exactly as expected. However, I really want to be able to do alt-middle-drag for window resizing. I have middle-clicks working correctly with synclient "...
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HP Elitebook 8560W TouchStyk (trackpoint)

Issue: The touchstyk (trackpoint) is missing one neat feature: tap-to-click. In Windows it works just fine so I know the sensor to detect tapping on trackpoint is there somewhere. I think the problem ...
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How do I disable touchpad when using a mouse

I can disable my touchpad but if I'm away from my bluetooth mouse or forget my wireless dongle for my backup mouse, I'm SOL. Linux Mint had a nice setting that allowed the touchpad to be disabled ...
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Synaptics: select by words (triple click) using touchpad

I switched from my old asus laptop to a new dell xps 15 and the touchpad is great except selection of text by entire words. To select entire words in my old laptop I used triple click (which emulates ...
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Black desktop background , large icons and missing UI components

Ubuntu Version: 16.04 I had installed Gnome Desktop environment using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop But when I logged out and tried to switch the Desktop environment, clicking on the ...
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Problems installing Crouton on a Chromebook

I'm trying to install Crouton and I'm not sure what went wrong so I'll list my problems below: Touchpad stopped working right after it rebooted during developer mode. I downloaded Crouton but it won'...
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Mouse Double Click Threshold

I think this question has already been asked here, but it was closed. The question is: is there any way to set a lower threshold for mouse double click? The slider "timeout" in "double click timeout" ...
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touch-pad not detected on Acer Aspire VN7-591g (Ubuntu 14.04)

I just bought Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591g) with Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the touch-pad does not work! I even downgraded to 12.04, but the problem still remains. I guess that's a ...
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Asus TP200SA Touchscreen and Touchpad problem

I have a Asus TP200SA Ubuntu on it (14.04 LTS) When I installed (4 days ago) it the touchscreen and the touchpad worked flawlessly, I was very happy, but the rotation lock didn't (I was using it ...
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Touchpad issues Ubuntu 14.04

After switching from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu (as a dual boot) ,I found that the touchpad doesn't work on my Ubuntu, but does on Windows. Please if someone could have a solution for this?
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2 finger scroll not working on ASUS GL752VW

I recently got the Asus ROG GL752VW and it came with Windows 10 and all was working perfectly. I then installed Ubuntu 16.04 but the fans constantly were running on full speed and the speed ...
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Touchpad not working acer aspire E5

I bought a new acer aspire E5-521 and installed ubuntu 14.04, but the touchpad doesn't work from the beginning. I already tried xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It says a newer version is already ...
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Touchpad registers light touches as taps and I cant find any option to turn it off

Running xubuntu 14.04, It used to be there was an option where it would disable the touchpad for a small amount of time when typing. Ever since a few days ago, that option disappeared, and typing ...
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Thinkpad 440p Trackpad: several problems

I recently installed Kubuntu for the first time on my Thinkpad 440 and there are three issues I'm having with the trackpad: 1) Size of the middle click zone On Windows, there was a fairly large ...
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Scrolling issues with chrome

So I recently started using Ubuntu (16.04) over Windows on my Thinkpad Yoga 14. Everything is working perfectly and I'm loving it so far but, I've been using Chrome my whole life and now when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Surface 3 Pro - Touchpad 2-finger-gestures

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with the newest kernel on my SP3. Everything works fine except the touchpad, there is no option to activate two-finger-scrolling and 2-finger-tap-right-click. I've found ...
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USB mouse ends up “locked” to single application

I have Ubuntu 16.04 running on a Dell XPS 15 (9550) with a touchscreen and touchpad. When I plug in a USB mouse (Logitech Performance MX with the wireless USB dongle) it quickly gets stuck in an odd ...
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Disable touchpad while typing do not work

In my laptop function to disable touchpad while typing is not working by default neither using running syndaemon with custom configuration. gnome-settings-daemon run syndaemon as syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -...
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Touchpad enable/disable problem in 16.04

Ubuntu tries to be helpful remembering touchpad state between reboots... I hate it! I mean if i don't enable touchpad before rebooting, after boot i will have physical switch by default enabling ...
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touchpad in ubuntu 14.04 is not working [duplicate]

My dell laptop touch-pad is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. The USB mouse is working properly. But when I install Ubuntu 16.04 then touch pad is working properly but it hangs after 30 minutes. After ...
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Mouse & Touchpad Separate Settings Missing

Ubuntu 16.04: The settings menu used to have separate settings for external mouse and touchpad, now it only contains one set of settings for both. The settings for pointer speed actually do not change ...
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middle mouse button not working

I have a Lenovo thinkpad t510, with ubuntu 15.10. When i first installed, I was able to use the middle click mouse button to copy and paste in the terminal. This button no longer does this, or ...
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Touchpad is not recognized

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my dell inspiron n4050. Everything was beyond perfect until yesterday when my touchpad started to suddenly stop. So i restarted and it worked fine till a few hours ...
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Touchpad not working on HP Pavilion X2 12

I recently bought an HP Pavilion X2 12 (http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=T1E48EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB) I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and all hardware worked perfectly out of the ...
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Problem with trackpad on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed ubuntu and im having a problem with my touchpad, it works but don't recognize multi-touch gestures. There is no trackpad tab in the configurations menu. I tried synclient ...
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Synaptics Touchpad going cray ubuntu 16.04

As i was on ubuntu 14.04 it worked just fine, when i booted ito live mode (16.04) at first it worked with no problem, than it statred flying around. I thought it would go awazy if i install it. After ...
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TouchPad not working in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my External SSD . When i boot from my external ssd, my touchpad doesn't work. At first it shows the cursor for 2 sec and disappears. But my bluetooth mouse works ...
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Touchpad not working on Fujitsu UH552 after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I have added "i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= in /etc/default/grub as a hack to get the touchpad to work on my Fujitsu Lifebook uh552, but it stopped working after upgrading to ...
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How to disable touchpad while typing on Ubuntu GNOME

sadHi,fd with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, and by and large I am pleased with what I have seen. However, one feature I sorely miss from Windows 10 is the built-in capacity to disable tapping and scrolling on ...
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Mouse events not happening

Some days i'm frequently bugged by mouse events which aren't triggered. For example: I switch from my IDE to chrome with alt-tab but when I click (anywhere) in chrome the focus is changed back to my ...
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Synaptics (synclient) no longer loads

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome v3.20 Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 About a week ago, I started ...
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Natural scrolling not working for horizontal scroll, how to fix this?

I've enabled natural scrolling via Ubuntu Tweak's miscellaneous options, but that doesn't seem to take effect for horizontal scroll - neither in web browsers, nor in nautilus or other native ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015, Ubuntu 15.10 touchpad freezes after suspend

I have a Dell XPS 13 2015, qHD model running Ubuntu 15.10, kernel 4.2.0-18 and sometimes after suspend the touchpad refuses to work. Xinput no longer recognizes it, and the only way to get the ...
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Desktop pinch zoom

I am using Dell XPS 15 and have pinch zoom configured with Ubuntu Unity Tweak. How can I reconfigure it to get the same result with touchpad instead of keys? Tool does not recognize gestures. But I ...
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ELAN touchpad suddenly stopped working, worked the day before

Installed 16.04 fresh on a new drive yesterday. Everything worked fine, from installation to normal usage, even the touchpad with gestures and all. Today I was trying to boot a live USB with another ...
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Touchpad clicks after dragging on a link.

I'm running out of search keywords for this problem. Honestly i'm not sure what to even call it. If the cursor is over a clickable object, i can move the cursor a fair good distance, and when i lift ...
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Touchpad synaptic misbehavior

I have a DELL with a buttonless touchpad and I want to ask what can I do in order to get the touchpad button zone to work like a physical button, because I'm used to touchpads like that, and I have ...