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

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How do I restore two finger middle click again?

it used to be that tapping two fingers on the touchpad send a middle mouse click. Now it does a right click and three fingers now are the middle click. I really can't understand the change and think ...
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ELANtech touchpad not detected anymore on Ubuntu 15

I'm having trouble with my touchpad with Ubuntu 15. When running it off the usb drive the touchpad didn't work already. I rebooted and went straight to the setup and there it worked no problem. Then ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE: touchpad responds to ball of finger, not tip

(I also posted this in the Unix/Linux Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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XFCE - Emulate third button in laptop

In KDE there is an option where the user can configure the double tap on the touchpad for emulating the third button. Then the user can open new tabs in Firefox or paste the content selected on the ...
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Two finger scrolling not working on ASUS UX303LN

I am using ASUS UX303 LN laptop, and ubuntu 14.04 Gnome is installed on it. I cant turn on two finger scrolling on it. Its not even shown in the settings. Can someone help ? I have tried these ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

I have a problem with my touchpad, I can't scroll down with 2 finger and I don't know why. I have be search on google about my problem and I've found some answer but no one don't works for me. On of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not see a touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 entirely does not see a touchpad with its buttons on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 laptop. Re-installed Ubuntu - result is the same - no touchpad. I ran some diagnostics and here are the ...
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Disable Touchpad while Typing Doesn't Work

The standard settings for Mouse & Touchpad can't make my touchpad inactive while I'm typing and "Palm Detection" in gpointing-device-settings also doesn't work. synclient didn't have PalmDetect ...
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disable trackpad while typing doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04. I had problems with the trackpad freezing, but those were resolved when I installed this fix. If I open the trackpad settings, the "Disable while ...
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Touchpad on Acer Aspire E17 [on hold]

Touchpad on Acer Aspire E 17 don't works in Ubuntu 15.04. In Linux Mint 17 fine .
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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How do I get the touchpad to work on an Asus notebook?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my aunts Asus laptop, now the touch pad does not work. I did all the updates and it still does not work. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cant detect USB mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu and lately seem to be having a problem operating my usb mouse from it. kj@kj-SVE15115ENW:~$ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer 2: "Virtual core pointer" [XPointer] 4: ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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Ctrl+click on link in a browser doesn't open page in a new tab

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for the most part it went off without a hitch; however, my browser isn't acting right. I often use the CTRL+click shortcut to open links in a new tab. At first I ...
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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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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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Shaky Mouse Pointer in Ubuntu vs Smooth Mouse Pointer in Windows

The mouse pointer works very smoothly in Windows. But in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, when you are clicking (e.g. tapping on the touch-pad in laptops) the pointer is shaky and it shifts its ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, Asus Flipbook TP500LN No Internet and touchpad did use NDISwrapper

So I installed Ubunutu 15.04 on my Asus Flipbook TP500LN, but I don't have acces to wi-fi (ethernet does work). Now I read about Ndiswrapper, I installed the program and used it to install my wi-fi ...
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How to reset xinput touchpad settings?

I tried to change my touchpad settings by using these commands: xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Finger" 50 90 255 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Noise ...
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My screen goes over and over again black

I'm new to Linux and I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My screen goes black sporadically, and when I swipe over the Trackpad it works again. I have a Dell XPS 15.
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Mulit-touch touchpad gestures Ubuntu 15.04

I'm running 15.04 with the gnome shell. I was wondering if I could get macbook like touch pad gestures on Linux, did some research and found xSwipe and Touchegg. I tried installing xSwipe and ...
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Touchpad not Working, Dell Inspirion 13 7347

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspirion 13 model 7347 Mid 2014. The Touchpad just won't work with 15.04 however it is detected. However it works on 14.04.2 LTS until you install updates then it ...
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Touchpad not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not ...
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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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cursor jump to mouse pointer location

as i type, the cursor jump to some other location normally towards mouse pointer location . it also select lot of words at once and deletes. dell team has given a software to windows and windows7 ...
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15.04 Shutdown/suspend and touchpad issues on Acer E3-112-C5XB

My system hangs when I try to shutdown/reboot/suspend my Acer Aspire E3-112-C5XB. I've tried this: Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA with no effect. I have Ubuntu 15.04 with ...
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How to enable non working touchpad?

I can't set up touchpad driver. My notebook - ASUS X550L. It doesn't work! I go to mouse/touchpad, but touchpad tab isn't here. I try to install synaptic - nothing happens, manuals tell me to change ...
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touch pad not working after upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 toshiba nb255 [on hold]

Toshiba NB255 touch pad does not work after upgrade from 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. It worked in 14.04. I have tried changing all the mouse and touchpad settings.
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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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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Alt-Tab Menu coming up randomly

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. I'm almost certain it has something to do with the trackpad; I know a double tap with three fingers activates it by default, but I'm pretty sure it's popping ...
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elantech touchpad

My touchpad is very jerky, not smooth at all. If I just move my finger in a straight line I get these small deviations in movement. I tried changing the hysteresis settings, with values close to ...
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Disable Touchpad While Typing does not work

I already checked that Option in the Settings but it won't work. I also searched for solutions in this site but none of those work. What should I do?
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Asus UX303LAB brightness keys do not work

I am a beginner at using linux and I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work with the ASUS ZenBook UX303LAB (Broadwell version). I am having problems with Brightness keys, keyboard backlight brightness ...
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Stop Scrolling on fingers up

When scrolling on my synaptics touchpad using two-finger-scrolling it continues scrolling after my fingers don't touch the trackpad anymore. When I scroll and try to use a keyboard shortcut ...
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Touchpad only works after hard reset. HP laptop Ubuntu 14.04.02

I can only get my trackpad to work by shutting down, removing the battery and holding down the power button for 15 seconds. If I do a normal reboot the trackpad no longer works, buttons included. ...
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Disabled tap to click still works for some checkboxes?

I have disabled tap-to-click in the system settings, and it is disabled in most cases, however it still registers in some places, e.g. for checkboxes in system settings and the sudo password dialog. ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Two touchpad detected…no one work! [duplicate]

good morning, I have a dell inspiron 3000.... I tried a lot of distro but 14.04 based(ubuntu, lubuntu or mint) or debian based have problem with graphic and network cards also!! with lubuntu 15.05 ...
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Mouse pointer jittering

I have Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112-C97Q) netbook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Sometimes the mouse pointer starts to "jitter" and jump here and there, which makes the system completely unusable. I believe ...
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How to disable touchpad while running full screen applications / games?

Laptop support in Ubuntu is rather disappointing. It's like Ubuntu and Kubuntu are two different worlds. Is there a script to disable touchpad while running full screen applications? I tried to write ...
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Help with Synaptiks touchpad

I bought a laptop 2 weeks ago, wiped Windows8 off and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to install synaptiks for the past 6 days trying multiple fix's, so I could configure my touchpad because ...
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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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increasing and frequent problems with my Lenovo T440s

I have a Lenovo T440s and ever since I got it a year ago and installed Ubuntu on it (first 12 LTS, then 14), I have only experienced problems upon problems. Here is a list of all my threads, just to ...
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Clickpad not working on Dell Inspiron 13 7000, running Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7000, everything works except the clickpad. It does not respond at all. I ran sudo xinput and got this output: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this?

I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my Dell 13 7000 series notebook and the touchpad wasn't working. How can I fix this? I then got frustrated and installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Touch on a HP TouchPad?

I have already tried searching around, and the only solutions I can find are outdated and no longer work. Does anyone have an up-to-date way of putting Ubuntu Touch onto a HP TouchPad? I have a laptop ...
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How to move the mouse while two fingers are touching the touchpad?

Before I installed ubuntu I could play games like lol with my touchpad, now I can't. How do I fix my touchpad so I can hold one finger on the spot where you right click and use the other finger to ...