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

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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 ...
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New Vostro 3360 touchpad scroll [closed]

I have purchased one Vostro 3360 that appears to be supported by Ubuntu. I have problems with Ethernet (I solved with alx drivers) and touchpad Alps (scroll not working) after install Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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How do I enable all touchpad features using the Alps driver on a Dell N5110?

The touch pad is detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse. Installing this driver don't help. After using it with this: "download that alps-dkms package and install it in /usr/src. from a terminal, ...
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How can I disable my touchpad?

I would like to find a way to turn my laptop touchpad on and off. (I generally use a mouse instead.) I use an HP laptop. Thanks.
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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my touchpad and keyboard in labptop is notworking in ubuntu 13.04

i am using dell inspiron n5110 , in this touch pad and keyboard is not working in Ubuntu 13.04, but it is perfectly working in the window
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Two finger swipe to go back in browser in precise? [duplicate]

Have tried various things but I can't find a good solution to enable two finger swipe to go 'back' in a browser. Two finger vertical scrolling works fine, but it's side-swipe back/foward I'm after. ...
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Dell N5110 Touch pad Scroll bar not recognized in Ubuntu 12.0.4

I bought recently my Dell N 5110 and installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LST X 64 Bit along with Windows 7. The problem I am facing is my touch pad is not recognized in ubuntu and tried installing alps (as I ...
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Touchpad two finger sensivity problem

Having asked about touchpad not only once but twice. I have again come back to same topic :D. Basically I have a working two finger scrolling after adding the following line in /etc/profile after I ...
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ALPS touchpad detected as PS/2, corrected with psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 but reset after reboot

Hope someone can help me a little with this problem. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510, with a ALPS touchpad. And OS = Kubuntu 14.04 (Windows 8.1 alongside with it) The touchpad is detected as an PS/2 ...
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Middle-button scroll not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [Thinkpad X230]

My track-point works, so does my track pad. The middle button of both my trackpad and my mouse can be used to close applications among other things. But I just cannot use it to scroll (the way we do ...
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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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Touch pad nolonger working

I'm running 12.07 on an acer aspire and have had no problems, until I disabled the touchpad using the Fn and F7 keys. This disabled the touchpad fine. But when I went to turn it back on I got the ...
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Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed in dual boot in a MacBook Pro 5.1. I have installed the xserver-xorg-input-multitouch Multitouch X input driver, but I'm not sure I like it (it's too sensitive and moves ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on a Clevo M55N

simple problem: Touchpad stops working after suspend in Ubuntu 11.10. It is an annoying problem as I like to use my touchpad together with my mouse for convenience (unless I must use my touchpad ...
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MacBook Pro (5) touchpad stops working after upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, my MacBook Pro's touchpad stopped working. It works fine on the login screen, but after logging in it stops working.
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How to disable a touchpad on an Acer Travelmate 6492?

I think it's broken because it starts working in the same way when i install their drivers in windows. It's an acer travelmate 6492. I want to disable it because i think that is broken, however i'm ...
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Elantech Touchpad not working at all

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the touchpad never worked and as a result I never used ubuntu I just upgraded to 14.04 thinking it might work and the touchpad still doesn't work. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lenovo Ultrabook Touchpad Drag not working

Suddenly I'm unable to drag and drop with the touchpad on my Lenovo U410. All the other features such as scroll, right click (two finger tap) and left click work. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 I tried ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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Drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad S540 Touchpad (erratic mouse cursor)

The touch-pad on the Thinkpad S540 is extremely erratic (the cursor often jumps when right-clicking, making it extremely difficult to right click anything, and even left-click sensitivity seems to be ...
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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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Mouse/Touchpad Settings for Samsung Series 9 in Ubuntu 13.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung Series 9, and I'm having trackpad issues. The community page for the series 9 indicates that the trackpad (including gestures, etc) works out of the box, ...
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Ubuntu completly ignores my xorg.d settings

I've talked about my laptop's touchpad elsewhere... Given its touchpad position and configuration you trigger the secondary and terciary click while typing as they are bound to the Left Top and ...
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Touchpad disabled for Ubuntu 12.04, how to reenable?

Not able to use touchpad. xinput list detects the touchpad, but System Settings doesn't list it. It used to list both mouse and touchpad, unfortunately it now only lists mouse which is very weird. ...
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Mousepad not working with 12.04

I am running 12.04 64-bit, and I have had a bit of trouble with Ubuntu. First, I installed 12.10 32-bit, and then I tried to install 64-bit, but it didn't work. Then, one of my friends, who has the ...
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Is there software to manage the laptop's touchpad?

I was looking for software to manage touchpad and mouse and I found synaptiks but it dosn't work properly !! For example i want to my laptop's tochpad been disable when i use a mouse but it doesn't ...
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How do you turn of the touchpad when typing to avoid the cursor jumping around?

It is nearly impossible to type on my Dell Latitude because the cursor jumps around anytime I get close to the touch pad. There is not a setting to inactivate it during typing. I am using Ubuntu ...
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Touchpad Freezing on a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E

I have a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E. I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 . While upgrading (on downloading packages step) I lost my internet connection and 2-3 minutes later it resumed. I continued to ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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touchpad is not detected in ubuntu 14.04 on acer aspire one AO756

Install ubuntu 14.04 and I can not find the touchpad, use the terminal xinput list order, and note that does not detect it, I have looked everywhere to solve it, but several pages say that if the ...
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Followup question: How to get fix for trackpad bug from 3.15 kernel?

This is a followup question to Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook In that question, asker had trouble with the trackpad not working on Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (NP930X5J/NP940X5J) with ...
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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 Multitouch is not working on 14.04

navidda@MyLeno:~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ PS/2 ...
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Where did /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf go?

On my Macbook I can only move the cursor while also pressing the touchpad after a default install. A per login session fix is to run "synclient FingerLow=10" and "synclient FingerHigh=20". In order ...
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Right button on touchpad not recognized

I have an Asus G750. The touchpad (Elantech) works fine on Windows 8. However, after installing ubuntu the right mouse button is not recognized. The 'synaptiks touchpad management' software shows a ...
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Touchpad not supporting after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Lenovo 3430 3000 model laptop. USB mouse is supported by Ubuntu, but my touchpad is not supported. For Windows, I had to install Synaptics driver software to fully support touchpad. Is there ...
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Mousepad is jittery and inaccurate

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at the moment. I know this will probably make some people think this has been asked before (I've read similar issues, but nothing I've tried has helped). So on windows the ...
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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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Why does the Touchpad of Acer Aspire V3-551G not work on Ubuntu?

I've just bought a new PC which is Acer Aspire V3-551G. First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.10. However, I couldn't use some features because it's not stable. Then, I installed 12.04. But my touchpad ...
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Disable laptop touchpad when wacom tablet is plugged?

I want to disable automatically the laptop touchpad when I plug in a Wacom CTH-470L graphic tablet. I read here an answer about a touchpad-indicator, but it isn't available to 12.10. I have also ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Touchpad not detected

sanju@sanju-Inspiron-N5110:~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ...
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Syanptics Touchpad Won't Re-enable

I disabled my Synaptics touchpad while a key on my keyboard and now I can't get it to work again. When I press that key again it says the touchpad turns back on but will not work at all. Rebooting ...
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Touchpad stops working after restart on a Compaq Presario CQ-40 324la

The touchpad worked correctly after the first reboot after installation, but then, without making any changes on system, restarting again, the touchpad was totally disabled. I'm working on a laptop ...
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What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
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Problems with Touchpad after updating Cairo

(still rough translation) I have a Sony Vaio vgn-aw180fu with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Everything was fine, until I opened a terminal to install cairo updates that the Update Center wouldn't ...