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

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Touchpad Razer Blade Laptop for Ubuntu Scrolling not Working

I installed Ubuntu14.04 and everything works well. The touchpad scrolling, however, doesn't working (both two finger and edge scrolling). The zoom function works however. I tried synclient command to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - ASUS GL552VW TouchPad

I've been running 15.10 since I received this laptop on Christmas. I had to use these parameters to get it to boot: i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 nouveau.modeset=0 nouveau.noaccel=1 nomodeset acpi=0 ...
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Touchpad under 16.04 not working

I'm new to Ubuntu and just recently installed the Version 16.04 My Touchpad is not working at all and it seems as if it is not detected. The USB Mouse however is working perfect. I'd like to use the ...
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Elantech Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 16.04 and Arch Linux

So I have asus R558UF notebook with Elantech Touchpad. After installation of ubuntu 16.04 he touchpad worked once but after restarting, it failed to work and not working ever since. This is output of ...
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How do I right-click to “open with” using a macbook with a touchpad?

Say I have a .mp4 file on my desktop, and I want to right click and select "open with..." using the touchpad on my Macbook--how do I do this? I can accidentally right-click in Chromium with two ...
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How do I introduce a scrolling threshold when using two finger scrolling?

I am using an Asus U57A laptop, no touchscreen. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My touchpad has an integrated tactile button with the surface of the touch area. Often, I move the cursor around with my ...
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Suported hardware (i.e. trackpad) and streaming? ASUS Zenbook UX305CA

I'm on the verge to swap windows for ubuntu. However, I'm very, very green when it comes to basically all-things-computers. I won't be using the OS for anything but surfing, music and all them simple ...
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Acer E5-572G-528R touchpad is not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

Touchpad is working fine under Windows 7 but it does not work completely under Ubuntu 14.04 Here's something info. Kernel version: $ uname -a Linux rivendell 3.13.0-76-generic #120-Ubuntu SMP Mon ...
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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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How to keep touchpad deactivated when I'm typing?

I used the command syndaemon -i 1 -d to keep my touchpad deactivated when I type. But whenever I put my laptop to sleep and then turn it on again, somehow the touchpad gets reactivated. How do I solve ...
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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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“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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Can't simulate middle click with my trackpad ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC057T

When I try to simulate middle click with right+left click of the trackpad, even after ran synclient TapButton3=2 I can't be able to paste what I had selected previously, like the known behavior of ...
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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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Emulate with keyboard holding down left mouse button

I have an external keyboard with a touchpad, like this. The touchpad had no physical buttons but it only emulates left click with a one finger tap and right click with a three finger tap. With this ...
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Touchpad stopped responding to one finger movement

My Lenovo x240 laptop has one of the weird touchpads without any seperate keys, but I have still ran it nicely with Xubuntu 14.04 for at least a year without problems. A few days ago I connected an ...
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Problem with a touch screen in a HP Compaq TC4400

I have a problem with my HP Compaq Tc4400 and the touch screen with a pen. When I'm running Lubuntu 16.04 with my touchpad, the screen detects that I'm using the pen (that i'm not using) of the touch ...
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Touchpad isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't use my Touchpad on My Acer Aspire ES1-531. When I start my computer the mouse is visible for some seconds in the middle of the screen but disapears soon. I cant see the mouse and can't click ...
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Laptop Keyboard & Trackpad don't work - External keyboard/mouse DO work

Attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new laptop. Using the live USB, I'm able to get past the boot screen and load up the OS (using nomodeset since I use a GPU), but the laptop keyboard and ...
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Allow tapping to click while typing?

I am on Ubuntu 15.10, I would like to know how to enable tapping while typing. Edit: For some reason this is working as a workaround for now, and I can't logically understand how. Just killing it ...
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How can I disable continuous scrolling in ubuntu touchpad?

In Trusty Tahr (14.04 LTS) when I use two-finger scrolling in everywhere, say chrome and it sensed the touch-pad for 1 second to go up or down for scrolling. The website continued the scrolling for ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Gnome: Touchpad stops working after a while

I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS with Kernel 4.2.0-35 on an Asus UX303 Ultrabook. The problem I experience is the following: Every time after I boot, the touchpad (Focaltech) works just fine for some ...
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HP Spectre x360 Disable Touchpad in Tablet Mode - Ubuntu 15.10

so I got ubuntu installed and figured out the sound issue and a few other problems but when I rotate my screen to the back so the laptop is in tablet mode, the touchpad is still active. Ubuntu ...
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How to get ASUS ux303ln touchpad recognised on kernel 4.5+

I recently took my 2014 ASUS UX303ln in to get the motherboard replaced and when I got it back the touchpad no longer had any multitouch functionality. Tap, mouse pointing and click work fine but ...
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Touchpad middle click and gestures

How can i customize gestures listed on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch. I can use these gestures: 3 finger double tap -> switches to previous window 3 finger tap followed by 3-fingers hold -> ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Mousepad not working

I did search askubuntu and the web for a solution to this, but to no avail! My touchpad is not working. I have tried the followings: Used this video I have gone to Mouse & Touchpad setting and ...
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How can I reduce “palm touch sensitivity” on my Thinkpad?

Am running 14.04.4 on my Thinkpad L450 - however I have noted the touchpad is very sensitive to my palm rubbing against the touchpad when I use the TrackPoint nub. How can I reduce the sensitivity of ...
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Why doesn't synclient TapButton3=2 work for me (three finger middle click)?

I have a 2012 Vaio SVS13 and I cannot figure out why I can't get multitouch to work, particularly three finger tapping for middle click (and of less importance, pinch to zoom). Two finger scrolling ...
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Sony VAIO touchpad issues

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E laptop running Xubuntu 14.04. The left touchpad button sometimes doesn't work, and I have to click it multiple times before it registers. I know it isn't hardware, ...
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Touchpad and touchscreen fighting for control - Ubuntu 15.10

I just completed a new install of 15.10 on my Asus U501VW laptop. Unfortunately, the touchpad and the touchscreen seem to be fighting with one another and the touchpad will stop responding after a ...
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Scroll along 1 axis at time using 2 finger scrolling

I use 2 finger scrolling intensively and have discovered an annoying feature in Ubuntu (I use 14.04): when I scroll vertically the horizontal scrolling is also enabled, which is what I absolutely don'...
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touch pad works only after suspend-resume

When I first boot Ubuntu, my touch screen doesn't work. However, if after booting, I suspend and then resume, my touchscreen magically works.
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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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Notebook trackpad doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.10

I have an Acer Aspire E 14, running Ubuntu 15.10 and my trackpad doesn’t respond. I tried disabling and enabling it through the keyboard shortcut (Fn+F7 on my computer), but that doesn’t seem to be ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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Touchpad shortcut issues in Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.10

First, why is it when I press fn+f5 that my touchpad doesn't shut off, even though Gnome 3 says it did in its indicator pop-up? EDIT: After upgrade to 16.04, problem persists. Crap.
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How to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in?

I have followed the instructions from this question: disable touchpad when using mouse Being an Ubuntu newbie, I have no idea how to access this program once I installed it. Can you please offer some ...
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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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synaptics touchpad lags in ubuntu 15.10?

earlier i was using ubuntu 12.04 then switched to windows then again came back to ubuntu 15.10 but my touchpad lags a lot , tried whatever is there on google but nothing solved the problem I: ...
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gpointing-device-settings default configuration ubuntu 14.04

Unfortunately gpointing-device-settings seems to have effectively no documentation whatsover. The man page is essentially empty. Presumably, there must be some way of setting the default ...
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Trackpad recognized as a mouse, gestures not working. Ubuntu 15.10 on Asus F55UJ-XX006T

I have a strange problem with my notebook: Ubuntu recognizes the touchpad as a mouse and I can't use the double finger scrolling. When I open "mouse settings" here's what appears: I found only ...
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Trackpad is not working on my ThinkPad e550 (clicking does), trackpad works in Win10 though [duplicate]

Other similar questions have no answers, I'm an inexperienced Linux user. Help?
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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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How to enable natural scrolling for GNOME terminal in 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu, freshly installed 14.04 on Dell Inspiron laptop. I enabled 'two finger scrolling' and 'natural scrolling' from 'Mouse and Touchpad' settings. Natural scrolling with two-finger ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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libinput resize clickpad buttons

is there a way to resize the virtual buttons on lenovo clickpad using libinput? I've tried to edit settings in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d namely in 50-synaptics.conf (with new file named 60-my-...
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How to disable/enable/toggle touchpad in a Dell laptop

I am trying to tweak the touchpad on Ubuntu 16.04 but none of the usual methods seem to work. e.g. synclient touchpadOff=1 It still works! $ xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 0 $ xinput ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...