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

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How to install Synaptiks on touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version but Previously i was in Ubuntu 13.10 where i used to operate my touchpad with circle scrolling. But Now in the Ubuntu 14.04 there is no " ...
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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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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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How can I disable Elantech Touchpad while typing on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an Asus laptop (non zenbook) which I purchased last week. It has an Elantech Touchpad on it. Here's what's working: Edge scrolling or Two Finger Scrolling. Three finger and Two finger. Left ...
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Touchpad suddenly stopped working

The touchpad suddenly stopped working in my HP Pavilion laptop. External mouse works. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. What are my options?
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Elantech touchpad stopped working after restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on my MSI X460DX notebook for a few weeks. Touchpad worked without problem. 2-finger scrolling worked as well as disabling touchpad with key shortcut. But now after a restart ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on Lenovo T520

Sometimes after I suspend my Lenovo T520 laptop, the touchpad stops responding. The mouse joystick on the keyboard works, the mouse buttons between the keyboard and the touchpad works, but when I move ...
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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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Can't hold left button on touchpad and drag in 12.04 and no right click

After updating to 12.04, I cannot use the mouse buttons. I have a work around to be able to drag with the touchpad alone, also to use the touchpad for right click. I would however like to use the ...
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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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Ubuntu isn't loading xorg.conf

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I've been using synclient to get the trackpad settings how I want them. I created an xorg.conf in /etc/X11 to make the settings permanent: Section ...
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How do I disable a touchpad using the command line?

Is there a way to disable a touchpad using a terminal command?
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How can I get multitouch enabled on my Sentelic touchpad (msi x350 notebook)?

I understand my MSI x350 notebook comes with a Sentelic trackpad, which supports multi-touch (according to the MSI website). Is there a way to enable multitouch on Ubuntu? I've been having difficulty ...
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How do I set up the touchpad of a Lenovo x121e

I am using a Laptop Lenovo x121e (AMD-Version). The laptop has a Synaptics touchpad/trackpoint combination. The touchpad is very "jumpy" when trying to tap the pad for a mouse click. Normal mouse ...
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Synaptics touchpad on my Acer 4530 stop working

i got my touchpad stop working after several hours being disabled (using Fn+F7 in my Acer 4530). i've tried many times to turn it on using the same key-combination (Fn+F7), although the touchpad ...
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How do I get my right- and middle-click back?

I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.1 on my Macbook 7,1 and the first thing I noticed was that I couldn't right-click by clicking on the clickpad with two fingers, or middle-click by clicking with ...
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook

I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (930X5J-K01) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. The touchpad is not working at all. There is no cursor visible but an external USB mouse is working ...
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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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Touchpad palm sensitivity [duplicate]

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 ...
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Disabling One-Finger Tap-to-Click But Keep Two-Finger tap Ubuntu 12.04

The option to disable the touchpad while typing does not work on my Samsung RC512 with an Elantech touchpad and I enjoy two-finger scroll and middle-click emulation with two fingers too much to ...
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Is any driver required for modern touchpads to function correctly?

I was wondering why my touchpad doesn't work well. I can't use it for scrolling up/down/sideways, which I would surely appreciate. It's the touchpad of a "HP Pavilion G7 notebook (the 1215sd)".
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Disable touchpad hardware buttons

I'd like to disable hardware buttons on the synaptic touchpad, but still be able to use the touchpand and "tap"-click on its surface. I don't find the related options in the output of synclient -l. ...
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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touchpad acting erratic in 12.10

I have a fresh-ish install of 12.10 and the touchpad has been acting strangely. First it's ignoring some of my settings, for example, I usually turn off the "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" setting ...
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Touchpad Insensitive

I have just purchased a Samsung RF511 and as always I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it straight away. Everything works out of the box fine except the Touchpad. I have to press quite hard on the touch pad ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 and 12.10 USB mouse and touchpad lag

I have tried Ubuntu 12.04.1 and Ubuntu 12.10, and I get a very nasty lag while using my USB mouse and/or touchpad. I have tried Fedora and it's a little better on the lag, but I still get it. I know ...
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touchpad stops working after login

My gf's touchpad has started acting funky since she hooked it up to a projector. It works alright on startup, but as soon as she gets out of the login screen, the cursor freezes up and she has to use ...
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Turn off tap to click on typing - ALPS touchpad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64 There are many questions on the site regarding the ALPS touchpads which are not recognized by Ubuntu. ...
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Touchpad scrolling not working in nautilus of 12.04 [closed]

My touchpad scrolling in ubuntu 12.04 in not working for the nautilus window manager. However it is perfectly working in the browsers when I have to scroll down the page. Can I enable scrolling from ...
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Synaptics touch pad disable button not functional

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-307EA Laptop which has the Synaptics touchpad. It works fine, but one thing that's never worked is the disable button above it, which should completely turn off the ...
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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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Dell Trackpad not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Thank you in advance for your assistance. I recently purchased a new laptop for use with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell Inspiron i3542-8334BK), and am pleased to report that almost everything works out of the ...
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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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Touchpad on a Fujitsu Lifebook a532

My touchpad is not working as it should. Well, it works but cant use 2-finger scroll. I get this: axept@aXept-Lifebook:~$ xinput --list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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How to configure glidepoint driver for touchpad?

After using the hack described in : Alps Touchpad on Dell: how do I install the DKMS driver to enable multitouch?, I'm able to get somewhat functional touchpad for a laptop Dell Latititude E6430 using ...
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eeePC 1000H touchpad scrolling too far [closed]

After I installed v12, the touchqad of my eeePC 1000H got an annoying habit. In a browser I scroll up/down by swiping my finger along the right side of the touchpad. If I do it slowly, stop for a ...
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Disabling touchpad

I have a dell inspiron computer. I installed Ubuntu 11.10. I don't want to use its touchpad but I could not disable it. gconf-editor cannot be useful because touchpad is not seen in peripherals ...
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How to get two-finger scolling to work?

Always wanted this feature but it never works in ubuntu. Is there any hack/mod to get it to work? My laptop is an Acer 5532, and my touchpad is from Synaptics. The latest drivers from Synaptics made ...
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Command works partially when run from startup applications

I have this script (or rather a set of commands which has permission to execute) to enable two finger scrolling and two finger tap = right click The script is located in ...
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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 ...
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Right click doesn't work on HP mini 210 touchpad

Need help in getting the right mouse click to work on a HP mini 210-1015TU when using the touchpad. If I plug in a USB mouse, both left click and right click function as normal. Using the touchpad ...
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non functioning of touch pad & mouse

Very often I find that the cursor is not moving and the touch pad is also not working while working with ubuntu 11.10. I then have to do the task by attaching external mouse. Please help.
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Touchpad too slow — how do I adjust it?

Apparently this is a recurring problem. I tried System->Preferences->Mouse but it didn't help. There's a lot of info on the web on this, but it is outdated (Ubuntu 7.04 and 8.04). Any tips on how to ...
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Enable multiple touches on touchpad

I have a Vaio laptop, where the touchpad contains the two buttons (primary and secondary). This means you have to click your touchpad to click on things. The buttons are not separate to the touchpad. ...
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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - touchpad not working

I installed the 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop, but the touchpad isn't working. I've already tried reinstalling, so that won't fix it. I've managed to get the terminal open using ...
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Is it possible to manually define the usable space on my laptop's trackpad?

I have an Asus UX21A ultrabook. It's really sweet in most respects. However, there is one issue which to me is a design flaw, though maybe some people think it's a feature. The tracking area of the ...