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

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Tap-to-click not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I edited Xorg.conf as suggested here to control the speed of pointer movement for Apple Magic Trackpad in 12.04.1 and it works. But now the trackpad does not recognize tap-to-click. I read the man ...
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Use laptop trackpad as graphics tablet

I'm interested in using my laptop trackpad as a drawing tablet, i.e. using absolute rather than relative coordinates, similar to Inklet for OSX. The same question was asked in ubuntuforums.org in May ...
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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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Configure '50-synaptics.conf' for kinetic scrolling?

My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad with multi-touch support. Kinetic two-finger scrolling works fine on windows, how can I get it to work on ubuntu? I have already reversed the scrolling direction by ...
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Mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck often in 12.04 [closed]

In my Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse pointer gets stuck often. I'm talking about the touchpad and not the external mouse. The first thought would be to check whether we have given the option to lock the ...
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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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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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twofinger scroll on lenovo g50

I recently switched from windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04. With windows I could scroll pages using two fingers but this does not work running Ubuntu. I have followed this guide: Enable BOTH edge scrolling ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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How to fix my middle mouse button being recognized as left mouse button?

I've updated my system to 10.10 and since then my "middle mouse button" (on my laptop, under touchpad) is recognized as my "left mouse button". If I open xev, I can see that both, my "left and middle ...
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How do you enable tap-to-click via command line, with `xmodmap`?

You can use this to reverse scroll direction (natural scroll): xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" You can also set it back again with xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 9 10 11 ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad aftrer upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) - Multitouch not working!

The title describes my problem. On Ubuntu 11.10 Multi-touch worked fine on my Apple Magic Trackpad. Now i have only "ONE-FINGER-Control". Scrolling is only possible on the right side of the pad with ...
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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Increase pointer speed for trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying make Apple Trackpad more usable for my needs. So did set the motion-acceleration to 120 and motion-threshold to -500 as suggested here and shown in the image below. The speed of ...
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Can I set up two-fingered swiping?

I can already scroll left and right with two-finger swiping, however, in Windows I can use the same gestures to go forward and back in browsers and such. Is this possible in Ubuntu?
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Mouse acceleration in 14.04

I'm trying to figure out how to enable mouse acceleration in Ubuntu 14.04. I have an XPS 15 9530, which has a built-in touch-pad (which appears to be recognised, as seen in the screenshot below), but ...
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Can't edge scroll on Samsung RV510

I installed Ubuntu on my Samsung RV510, and I have edge scrolling checked for my touchpad but it simply doesn't work. Any ideas?
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My trackpad doesn't turn on after I turn it off, before that it works

The trackpad on my ASUS laptop doesn't work after I press off and then on. Before I press off the first time it works well, afterwards it doesn't work even though the light indicator is on. This ...
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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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Touchpad cursor inertia

When using my synaptics touchpad on Windows, the driver has the option of giving the cursor inertia (note, not just the scrolling). I found it a lot less straining to use the touchpad with this ...
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How to Disable Touchpad tap in Toshiba Tecra R850 in Oneiric - it is recognized as a PS/2 mouse

I know there's a lot of similar questions, but nothing I have tried here works yet - perhaps I was doing it wrong. New Laptop - Toshiba Tecra R850 with an install of Oneiric 64 bit. Mostly things ...
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Touchpad Mouse Sensitivity

I am not sure if its only me or someone else has experienced this as well. I moved to Ubuntu from windows and everything is rocking except the touchpad mouse sensitivity. I have tried keeping it to a ...
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Right click on Synaptic Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 14.10

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Aspire E3 112 and after a bit of fannying around with setting a System Password in the BIOS and trusting the Grub2 EFI settings, I have a stable system that ...
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disable touchpad when using mouse [duplicate]

I want to automatically disable my touchpad when I use a mouse. I have tried touchpad indicator which didn't work (error message, couldn't install) and configuration using synaptics driver but it's ...
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How to enable natural scroll on two-finger scroll with command while normal scrolling for edge scrolling in Ubuntu 13.10?

After getting both scroll enabled in Ubuntu 13.10. From following method: enable both two finger scrolling and edge scrolling in Ubuntu 13.10 permanantly I want natural scrolling enabled for ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 invert touch pad scroll direction

after being away from ubuntu for a while and being used to an inverted touchpad scrolling, I have recently jumped on ubuntu 13.04 bandwagon again. I have being having a hard time and am wondering if ...
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Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded!

i have Dell Inspiron 15R and i installed psmouse-alps package, it successfully recognized my Touchpad and i can see touchpad option under mouse properties as well, but my touchpad doesn't works at ...
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Toshiba Satellite P745 Touchpad problem

Good day to all, I am using a Toshiba Satellite P745 installed with Ubuntu 14.04. I suddenly cannot use my laptop's touchpad to move my cursor, but if I am using a USB mouse, it is working perfectly. ...
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Mouse freezes after 20 minutes of use

I use 12.04 and an old HP Probook 4515s. Every time I start the PC, everything works fine but after about 20 minutes, my mouse freezes. Neither the PC nor any program works, just the cursor. What ...
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How do I restore two finger middle click again?

it used to be that tapping two fingers on the touchpad send a middle mouse click. Now it does a right click and three fingers now are the middle click. I really can't understand the change and think ...
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How to disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E-Series (E5510, E6510)?

I want to disable the touchpad. I want to keep the trackstick. Is it possible? The Alps touchpad is recognized by the kernel as a PS/2 Generic Mouse. Not all its features are supported by the kernel ...
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How to permanently disable touchpad in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable Touchpad? I'm looking for a way to permanently disable the touchpad in Ubuntu 12.04 (my computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge on which it isn't possible to ...
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How to disable touchpad while using trackpoint on a Thinkpad?

Thinkpads (e.g. X230 that I'm using) have both a trackpoint and a touchpad. The touchpad is disabled when typing. However, when I'm using the trackpoint, I often touch the touchpad as well, and ...
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How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area

I have a laptop HP-Pavilion-g (1246-ef) running in dual boot Windows and Xubuntu. In Windows I can use its special area (a small dip) in the upper left corner of the touchpad to disable / enable on ...
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Modifying mouse/touchpad sensitivity

I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced ...
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How to activate Pinch-To-Zoom/Twisting with Synaptics Touchpad?

Where do I find those features? In Ubuntu there's only an option to enable Two-Finger-Scrolling. Greetz.
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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Mouse click events are delayed when moving the cursor in xubuntu 12.04

I am trying out live xubuntu on my samsung n150 (netbook, similar to eeepc). So far everything seems perfect, except for this one thing. When I am clicking the mouse while moving the cursour, the ...
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Using three finger swipe

I liked having a three finger swipe up to spread all open windows and having a three finger swipe down minimize all windows. Is there a way I can implement this in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Enable two-finger scrolling on ALPS touchpad

How can I set up two-finger scrolling on an ALPS touchpad that doesn't support multiple fingers? The relevant output from xinput list is as follows: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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What's the recommended way to configure a Synaptics touchpad device?

I want to increase the scroll area by moving the so-called RightEdge a bit towards the middle. Right now I'm doing this via a one-liner that's called at session start (added via ...
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Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?

How do I individually change the horizontal and vertical acceleration of the cursor? I can scroll side-to-side in a single stroke on a 1600x900 monitor on my laptop, but I can never do that ...
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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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Lenovo T440s deactivate touch pad but keep mouse button function working?

the Lenovo T440s has a touchpad but no mouse buttons anymore. The mouse button functionality is replaced by hitting the touchpad stronger. I know it is possible to deactivate the touchpad. My ...
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Touchpad too sensitive on Samsung Series 7

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my SAMSUNG Series 7 NP700Z5B-S01UB. The touchpad worked out of the box and that has been awesome. But the touch pad's tap to click is too sensitive. It keeps ...
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Touchpad gets disabled after sometime after login

I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and use a external logitech mouse. When I login with both the touchpad and mouse enabled, the touchpad works fine. But if I continue using the mouse for sometime, and ...
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Want left and right mouse buttons to both map to select

In Ubuntu 12.04 my Asus N56DP mapped both the right and left mouse buttons to be select, or left mouse button. To get a right click or context menu, I would use a two finger click. I quickly got used ...
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A couple of multitouch gestures are not working in 13.04 compared to 12.04

The three finger pinch and zoom as well as the three fingers to move the window are not working in 13.04. Any ideas on how to fix this. My computer is the i5 Acer Aspire S7.
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Speakers make tiny crackle noise every second, then trackpad stops working on a Dell Studio XPS 1640

So for the past few days, an issue has arisen that can't be ignored anymore with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop. I've had 12.04 installed on it for months with no problems until ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...