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

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How to disable Dell trackpad when mouse plugged in to usb port? [duplicate]

When in Windows 7 I have the option to have the touchpad automatically be disabled when a usb mouse in plugged in. Then when the mouse in unplugged the touchpad automatically becomes enabled. There is ...
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Touchpad Enable/Disable Button Stops Working After Suspend

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 on my Lenovo U410 laptop. This machine has a hardware button that is supposed to enable/disable the touchpad (it shares the F6 key). When I power on the machine, the ...
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Touchpad turning of

Recently i installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my Emachines G730z, everything seems to work fine. After a reboot because of update, I discovered that my tocuhpad isn't working. I did as well discover ...
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Looking for an Ubuntu laptop with awesome trackpad

I've been using a macbook air for the last few years, but have always held a soft spot in my heart for Ubuntu. I have installed 13.04 on my mac but it just doesn't feel right. Ive wanted to buy a ...
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Toshiba Satellite P300 touchpad not working on ubuntu 13.04

According to xinput, it is detected by Ubuntu but it doesn't work. I currently use a mouse instead. I use dual booting on this laptop and the touchpad works in windows, eliminating the possibility of ...
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Macbook Air Touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air. Everything is working great except for one thing. The touchpad behaves slightly different than what it does on the Macbook. In OSX I can move the ...
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Higher precision (smoothness) touchpad scrolling

Is it currently possible to make touchpad scrolling more precise? I know the underlying reason for the scolling jumpiness is that the scrolling itself is sent as mouse button (4, 5, 6, 7) events, ...
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If a bug has been flagged as INVALID does that mean no solution will ever come?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist and I am having a recognized issue where the onboard touch pad and nipple don't work on first boot but they do after restart. The full details (from someone else who ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 touch-pad and keyboard problems asus q500a

I am using an asus q500a with ubuntu 12.04 unity; linux kernel 3.5.0.39 with windows 8 dual boot. I will note that all of my hardware works flawlessly in windows 8 which came with the computer, I ...
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Scrolling with two fingers doesn't keep activated

When I activate the scrolling with two fingers in the touchpad options and I close the window, the option comes back to Disabled. Have tried many answers and solutions, but none of these worked. My ...
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Mousepad “Lock when hit”

All right, I don't know how to say this, but I will try my best! When i used Windows 7, I could touch my mousepad and "emulate" a left-click, but when I do this in Ubuntu, the mousepad temporarily ...
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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 not working with Toshiba Satellite Ubuntu 13.04

I can't seem to get my touchpad on a toshiba satellite laptop working. It used to work but for some reason it stopped at some point. I have no idea how long it hasn't been working because I used a ...
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Multitouch Gestures on 15" retina macbookpro and ubuntu 13

How do i enable multitouch gestures like pinch & zoom, three fingers drag, 4 fingers swipe (basically what osx has) in ubuntu 13 on 15" retina macbookpro? The basic 1 tap for clicking and 2 ...
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deactivated touchpad - how to activate?

I just mindlessly deactivated my touchpad in Ubuntu 13.04 through the gnome-control-center and have no clue how to activate it again without the use of the touchpad. Also synclient Touchpadoff=0 ...
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Two finger scrolling, almost solved

I installed ubunutu 12.04 on my Sony Vaio Series E and I've benn having some problems with my clickpad. I have it working almost perfectly, however in order to make the two finger scrolling work I ...
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Touchpad not working after installing UBUNTU 13.04 on HP sleekbook

I installed UBUNTU 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on HP sleekbook. But The touchpad isn't working. I can open the terminal through keyboard and certain points are also sensitive to touchscreen. But the ...
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Touchpad not working with UEFI install

my computer is an CASPER NIRVANA Ultrabook. if i install and boot a linux distro with uefi, touchpad is not working after first shutdown. i try this on ubuntu, mint 14, elementary OS, fedora 19. but ...
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Mercury Avatar (Elantech) touchpad multitouch and gesture are not supported?

I'm a bit of a linux noob, but I'm smart enough to figure out how to update the software and such. I've run apt-get update and upgrade and installed touchegg. I cannot figure out how to enable ...
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Issue with AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint touchpad on DELL PRECISION M6700

My touchpad is EXTREMELY choppy. I'm not sure if this is a driver issue or what. I tried following the steps in answer: Alps Touchpad on Dell: how do I install the DKMS driver to enable multitouch? ...
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Installing Elantech drivers for ubuntu 13.04

My elantech touchpad is really jerky. xinput shows that synaptic drivers are installed? ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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How to speed down two-fingers trackpad scrolling?

I move the arrow of touchpad speed bar to the left. Also, I tweak dconf editor's touchpad setting motion-acceleration, motion-threshold, etc.. and it didn't work. After all, if I change scroll-method ...
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touchpad detected as generic mouse- any solutions yet?

I have a dell inspiron and am running on ubuntu 12.10. My side scrolling has stopped working recently, and the touchpad does not show up anywhere in my settings. When I tried to check on my side ...
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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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Touchpad has stopped working!

I was in the middle of watching a video and my touchpad suddenly stopped working. I plugged a wireless mouse up and it works fine, and clicking on the touchpad works as well. I just can't move my ...
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Touchpad right click not working in 13.04, ASUS B400A-XH51 [duplicate]

I've just put Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS B400A-XH51 laptop and am having a problem with the touchpad: It has discrete left and right buttons, and the left one works fine, but the right one does nothing ...
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External mouse doesnt work without touchpad

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with laptop. I'm using my external mouse but sometimes left mouse button is not clickable. If i touch the touchpad, the button becomes clickable again. Please help. Virtual ...
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Touchpad stops responding until I suspend and resume

My touchpad occasionally stops responding, but if I suspend and resume, it starts working again. I tried using an external USB mouse and it worked perfectly. What can I do?
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Acer 4730z mousepad enabled but not recognized - no scrolling

I am using an Acer Aspire 4730z laptop with Ubuntu 12.10. Most things work fine, but my touchpad is not working as it's supposed to. The main problem is that vertical scrolling doesn't work (it's also ...
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Does “btnx” application manage laptop “mouse” buttons too? (the ones below the touchpad)

I installed "btnx" and "btnx-config" in Ubuntu 13.04 using two .deb files and the program GUI executed correctly, but during the first detection procedure btnx detected neither touchpad movements nor ...
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Glidepoint issue with Dell Latitude e5430

I bought my dell laptop "without OS", and it came with ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I figured I'd give it a shot. So far I'm really liking it, except a few issues. One very annoying thing is that the ...
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Why my Touchpad don't work after installing Leap SDK and how to fix it?

Recently after installing the Leap Motion SDK my computer touchpad stopped functioning while I am using my Ubuntu 12.04 (I am dual-booting with Windows). The touchpad works completely fine when I am ...
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Toshiba Clickpad not working

I recently bought a Toshiba P870-335. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (dualcore with Windows) on a Toshiba P870-335. First the touchpad did work in Ubuntu and in Windows. But after a month or so it didn't ...
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How to set a Right+Left mouse buttons click shortcut

I'd like to open a pop-up menu of custom commands (for example, my most used application) by simply clicking the standard left and right mouse buttons. They are already used when pressed separately, ...
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12.04 and Asus 1015E problems

I have serious problems with 12.04 and Asus 1015E. Neither my WiFi works nor my touchpad! Any idea? It is a mess.
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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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Acer Aspire One 756 touchpad woes

I bought an Acer Aspire One 756 a few months ago, and put Xubuntu on it. The first thing I noticed back then was the touchpad playing crazy with the cursor, having it jumping around by about 50ish ...
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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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Touchpad doesn't work for particular user account

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, DEll vostro 2520. My touchpad didn't work for one user account and it works fine for other user accounts. I was wondered with this issue. Please do let me know to resolve ...
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Purple screen after booting into single user mode.

I have used Ubuntu for two days now when my Synaptics touchpad stopped working. It would still be able to click, but not move/tap. I then went to activate additional drivers as it told me I needed to ...
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[solved - Kinda]Re-enabling touchpad after disabling it with xinput?

So I booted into windows and re-enabled it. However, this method will not work for someone without a windows partition like I have, The only other similar topic was asked in march 27 and was left ...
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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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Touchpad doesn't work on Fujitsu Lifebook UH552

Recently I bought the laptop with pre-installed Win8 and tried to insall Ubuntu 13.04 beside it. I have to say, that the installation was fine, but then some strange things began to happen: first ...
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Touchpad permanently disabled after using ambient light sensor button

I am using an HP/Compaq 8710p and it has an ambient light sensor enable/disable button using Fn+F11. I enabled the ambient light sensor and a notification popped up saying, "Touchpad disabled." After ...
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Trying to get 3 finger gestures. Geis tools shows only 2 finger support when I've used 3 on Windows 7 partition

I've been trying to get touchegg to work so I can have 3 finger gestures similar to that on a MacBook. It wasn't working so I checked geis-tools for how many fingers are supported. It says 2 but then ...
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Feasible to page back with Apple's Trackpad?

Is it feasible to page back with two fingers swipe on either trackpad or mouse in Ubuntu as implemented default at OS X? Or if it isn't, is there a better way to do it than just move to the arrow ...
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Xubuntu touchpad setting in Ubuntu?

In Xubuntu default touchpad and mouse setting dialog I found a handy option to permanently enable reversed scrolling without involving terminal or any script, which is not available on Ubuntu. How ...
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two finger scroll issues: erratic selecting and app switching -Macbook pro 8,1

I've got ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook pro 8,1 I'm having issues with two fingered scrolling, 1: I can't select multiple items from a long list, because when I touch my fingers on the pad to scroll ...
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Touchpad faster in Y than X

I have an Aspire S7 with Ubuntu 13.04 and most things work fine, but the touchpad is killing me. The touchpad is (from 'xinput list') ⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=13 [slave ...