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

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How can I use three fingers to drag on the touchpad of a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity on it. By default, Unity has a three-finger gesture that invokes the Alt-Tab launcher. But I really like the OS X-style three-finger drag gesture. ...
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No smooth scrolling on Chrome for Ubuntu

I did enable the #enable-smooth-scrolling flag in Chrome and rebooted both Chrome and the machine numerous times, but scrolling in Chrome is still just as jumpy. I know it's not hardware issue, as my ...
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syndaemon deactivates two finger scrolling and tapping

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with an Elantech touchpad and have multiple issues. The worst of all is that the standard "deactivate while typing option" is not working and if I activate syndaemon ...
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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Synclient: monitor changes to the touchpad state with 1.7.1

I'm attempting to resolve some issues with my touchpad by getting the debugging output via this tutorial. One of the steps in the tutorial advises me to monitor the touchpad activity with the ...
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Disable touch of the tablet in Ubuntu Unity 14.04

I've searched beforehand and the only suggestion I've found is this one but it doesn't work, at least not on my system (Ubuntu Unity 14.04 x64). I need to disable the touch on my WACOM Bamboo Manga ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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how to turn on Touch pad disable or enable double tap led?

I have a synaptic touch pad with a led in right corner, and in Windows when I tap two times on led it starts blinking and touch pad turns off. On Google I found many posts on this, also this but I ...
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Macbook Pro (11,2) mistakes one finger touch on trackpad for two

On my late-2013 Macbook Pro I've set up the touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04 to behave like it does on OSx, with multitouch gestures. A constant annoyance is that it often reads a single-finger click or drag ...
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How may I deactivate the touchpad?

The button under settings unfortunately will be reverted as soon as I reboot. Why is there no button to disable the touchpad permamently?
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How to reverse the color of [HP] touchpad button/indicator LED

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Compaq CQ60 laptop. The laptop has a button just above the touchpad which allows the touchpad to be enabled and disabled. There is a LED under this button, which (when ...
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Simulate a middle-click on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Synaptics touchpad

I Am writing a Guide How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro To get a middle Mousebutton, I tried this: I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. There I edited the ...
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Lenovo g700 & Ubuntu 14.04

i have few problems with this computer and ubuntu. Firstly, if i slide across my touchpad multiple times, the computer freezes. But if i use USB mouse, the problem won't occur. Secondly i can't create ...
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PNP0F03 linux touchpad scrolling

I have a laptop (a cheap OEM generic) that comes equipped with a PNP0F03 touchpad. This touchpad works very well (tap click, scroll etc) under Windows and works pretty well under Ubuntu. The only ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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touchpad and touchscreen issues on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 with Ubuntu 14.04 and the touchpad (clickpad) not working right is driving me crazy and makes the computer very frustrating to use. I read about this issue here and ...
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14.04 Touchpad is too sensitive

My touchpad is way too sensitive. While writing, the cursor jumps suddenly to the place the mouse cursor is sitting. I am not even touching the touchpad! I had the same problem with 12.04 and recently ...
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could not write bytes broken pipe

I've found many questions similar to this, but my problem is quite specific so please do not mark it as duplicate. I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about 1.5 years. Yesterday the left click of my ...
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How to emulate middle button to open new app window in Trusty unity launcher with a touchpad

I read I need to mouse-middle-button-click icon in the unity launcher to open a new window. I could use a 3 buttons [wheel-]mouse, unfortunately I'd rather keep my laptop with no accessories around ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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Wifi and touch pad inactive Inspiron 5537

I have the 12.04 LTS in my Inspiron and suddenly wifi and touch pad became inactive. Any ideas to resolve it???
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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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Cursor moves when I tap the touchpad to click (xorg.conf problem)

This may seem as a duplication of: Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade I tried that solution and it works! Setting the FingerHigh and ...
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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Wrong zoom in/out behavior touchpad move

Scenario: Being in browser, I drag the touchpad using two fingers -> page scroll While the page is scrolling (my fingers are not on touchpad anymore), I press CTRL key. The page is zoomed in/out ...
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touchpad Detected but not working in Ubuntu 14.04 on toshiba satellite p75 a7200

I have a toshiba satalite that I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on and it runs great. But the touchpad does not work. I plugged in a usb mouse and it worked fine but the laptop touchpad wont work. I ...
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Synclient - ClickFinger1 settings ignored

I have a laptop with a clickpad. I want to treat pressing the clickpad as a right-click. I run synclient ClickFinger1=3 But the setting is ignored. All the other settings (e.g ClickFinger2, ...
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Multi-Finger Gestures in 14.04

I'm running 14.04 on a Lenovo Y500. I want to get multi-touch gestures running, specifically a three-finger swipe to switch desktops. I would like to keep using the Unity interface, so I can't use ...
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The touchpad on my Thinkpad (T420) no longer works in 14.04. Why?

The Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut which used to toggle between the touchpad, legendary thinkpad red pointing device button thingy in the middle of the keyboard, and both, no longer does anything apart from ...
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logitech t650 tap to click still not registering?

I upgraded my firmware as suggested in this reddit link, but I still can't seem to trigger left clicks or right clicks via tapping. Its driving me crazy now as I still need to thumb press the physical ...
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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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Multi touch gesture in Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I have newly installed ubuntu 14.04. My two finger scrolling is working fine but 3 finger gestures like forward/backward, changing tabs, etc are not working which works in windows. Is there any way to ...
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Any Synaptics driver for HP 255 G2?

Does anyone know how I can rectify the problem of not being able to use my touch pad at all on my HP 255 G2? I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have to use a USB mouse, which is tiresome when ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Unstable Touchpad Cursor

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and there is a problem with the touchpad. Whenever I lift my finger from the touchpad or click, the cursor moves a little bit to a random ...
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Cursor moves when clicking with touchpad

This seems to be the issue in all Linux distros I've tried out. When I click on something using touchpad, the cursor moves a little bit, which is of course quite irritating. I know that it has ...
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TouchPad not working Dell Latitude E5420

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude E5420 (I have windows 7 ultimate also installed) The mouse touchpad does not work. I am very new to linux and Ubuntu. Can someone help with easy ...
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How may I deactivate the touchpad under Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like to deactivate the touchpad permanently. (BTW: This should be included in the ubuntu-settings.)
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trackpad configuration settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a System76 Galago UltrPro. I have not been able to configure the trackpad and get the settings to stick. I am trying to change the sensitivity and palm detection, those ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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xmodmap pointer setting doesn't affect all applications

I have a laptop designed for windows 8 and running ubuntu 14.04. Because it is designed for windows 8, the touchpad is backwards. The scroll bars on the side and top are reversed so that it feels like ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Win8 Notebook

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook. I like it a lot, however I absolutely cannot stand Windows 8. Sure a touch screen interface is cool, but it just isn't organized well for me and I can't even use ...
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xbindkeys mx revolution and touchpad

I need some help in the configuration of my Logitech MX Revolution mouse on my Ubuntu laptop. I followed this guide http://x4dev.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/howto-logitech-mx-revolution-on-ubuntu/ ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on an Asus x450L?

I've been using ubuntu for a couple of weeks now and have been surviving without my touchpad. I have Asus x450L laptop. Are there drivers available so my trackpad will function again? It works on ...
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AlpsPS/2 Alps GlidePoint on Lenovo G530 no responsivity Ubuntu 14.04

After trying numerous workarounds and suggestions from all over the internet I'm ready to ask for help on this one. The laptop model is a lenovo G530. Distro is Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (64-bit) Since ...
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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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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 ...
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Touchegg running on a Galago UltraPro

I installed touchegg on a Galago Ultrapro running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and the gestures don't work. I tried the following on the terminal: $ touchegg Reading config from ...
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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“psmouse.ko' not found” installing ALPS touchpad in a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14

I was following this instructions with Ubuntu 14.04. https://github.com/he1per/psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 and psmouse serio1: alps: Unknown ALPS touchpad in a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 And after many tries I ...
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touchpad does not stay disabled

Is there a way to keep my touchpad disabled? I have a thinkpad E420s. I have disabled the touchpad because the built in buttons are too hard to click without moving the cursor. I just use the red ...