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

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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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Advanced inertial scrolling configuration

Is it possible configure the synaptic inertial scrolling in a way so it is disrupted when any key is pressed on the keyboard? To explain this question: I often use shortcuts. Now when I am for ...
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Touchpad not working on MSi U130 after login in

I have just upgraded to 11.10 but my MSi U130's touchpad doesn't work after login to 11.10. It works fine in the login screen where one types password to login. Thank you in advance.
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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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Touchpad not detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in the new Lenovo Z510 Ideapad laptop. To check if my Touchpad is detected I typed the command xinput list and this is my output: I tried everything mentioned in ...
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How to completely disable the touchpad device on my computer? (It's back on after a reboot)

I know that getting your touchpad disabled is as easy as toggling the on/off button in System Settings, but unfortunately it only works for the current session. After a reboot, the touchpad is back on....
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How to disable tap to click in Lubuntu 13.10

Tap to click is usually the first thing I disable when I have installed a new OS, but this time I couldn't get rid of it. In earlier versions of Lubuntu, I was able to disable it by writing @synclient ...
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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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VertTwoFingerScroll and VertEdgeScroll not settable via xorg.conf

I've just upgraded to Saucy (this was working in Raring). I've tried rebooting. Here's /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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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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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...
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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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Macbook Trackpad very coarse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Everything seems to be working just fine except the trackpad. The right click (with 2 fingers) works just fine but when i try to scroll the cursor it is very ...
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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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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 not recognized after suspend (Ubuntu 14.04, Thinkpad T420)

My Thinkpad T420 has had problems with recognizing the touchpad since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04. Immediately after logging in, it can recognize the touchpad, and all is fine. However, if I suspend, ...
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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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Logitech t650 wireless touchpad gestures

I've recently upgraded from utopic to vivid (14.10 to 15.04) and whilst there are a few small issues the main thing is that my touchpad (logitech t650) is not working as it was, specifically I can no ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features an LED indicator on the touch-pad’s top left corner and (in Windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner to toggle the touchpad ...
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Turn on Touchpad Momentum feature in ubuntu

I am using both Ubuntu 13.04 and windows. I am used to touchpad momentum feature in windows using my driver software for synaptic touchpad, but I cannot use that feature in Ubuntu as only a few ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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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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Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping [duplicate]

I have the XPS 13 9350 (2016 edition) dual-booting into Ubuntu 15.10. I have an issue with the touchpad where it will run fine after starting up the computer, but typically within 5-15 minutes of use ...
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Making custom synaptics touchpad config persistent not working

I'm struggling to make my custom touchpad persistent. I very well know the config I want. Here's the command, using synclient: synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=0 RightButtonAreaTop=0 ClickTime=20 ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have currently disabled the trackpad of my laptop by turning it off in "System settings -> Mouse & Touchpad". Can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the trackpad on and ...
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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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How to Make an xinput Command Persistent After Standby

I want to use two finger scrolling on my touchpad. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04, and the Mouse and Touchpad GUI configuration doesn't let me enable it (the checkbox is greyed out). As a workaround, I ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update

I have found this solution from a thread a while ago but its temporary fix only: This seems to be a bug in 12.04.2. As stated in comments, a simple fix would be unloading the mouse driver ...
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Touchpad sensitivity issue even after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

Still having this problem on Ubuntu 12.10 Touchpad twitchy on an HP G62 with a SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad even after I upgraded to 12.10. Same problem here posted 2 days ago Touchpad sensitivity I ...
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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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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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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. They ...
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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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Middle button on trackpad/point doesn't work with GNOME 3

I just upgraded my GUI from Unity to GNOME3. There's one problem I'm having, though. Pointing Devices apparently loses functionality in GNOME3, but I need to be able to use my trackpoint. Pointing ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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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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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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Touchpad only works after hibernate

A couple of days ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell I7352-3111SLV 13 inch touchscreen laptop. Initially, the touchpad worked fine. The first time I suspended, the touchpad stopped working, even ...
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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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Mouse pointer jumps to lower left just before left clicking when using touchpad

I have an Asus Zenbook UX305 with 16.04 and Unity installed. When using the trackpad ("Elan touchpad" identified by xinput), I use my right hand for maneuvering the mouse pointer, and my left for ...
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No touchpad settings

I'd like to disable my touchpad while typing, per instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu-help/mouse-disabletouchpad.html Sadly, my 11.10 installation does not have any other tab than '...
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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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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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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 /home/gaurav/Multigesture/...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in advance....
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard & Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire V3-551-7844

I'm a bit new to the Linux world, and my english is bad, so go easy on me ok? ;) I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer Aspire V3-551-7844 (wich came with Windows8, but after some effort I got ...
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mouse and touchpad settings missing

I am using the latest version of ubuntu 14.04 in the new lenovo Z510 ideapad laptop. I came across this problem while i was trying to enable my two-finger swipe action. Usually the mouse and touchpad ...