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

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ThinkPad S430 touchpad not working well for mouse control

I've just installed it on my S430 and can't configure the touchpad to get good usability for mouse control. The touchpad seems to have very high sensitivity. Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
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How to disable the touchpad?

I want my touchpad to be disabled when I use my mouse. How can I do that? touchpad-indicator has stopped working on 11.10. It used to work on 11.04. Gnome3 is not a solution as I don't like it and ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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How to make Natural Scroll work again? (Clickpad)

I am a new Ubuntu user and have just installed it earlier today (14.04). I prefer natural scrolling on a clickpad/ touchpad (the reverse direction) with two finger scroll. I've noticed Ubuntu has ...
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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 reinstall ( re enable) my touchpad for my HP Chromebook 14?

Touchpad isn't being detected at all on Ubuntu 13.10. I looked on the mouse and touch pad settings and it isn't detected at all. I connected an external mouse and it works, but I like using the touch ...
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Why is my Dell Vostro3446 touchpad not working in Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu in my Dell Vostro 3446, but my touchpad does not work at all. What can I do to fix this issue?
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How do I enable touchpad right click in Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 5470?

I have a little trouble with touchpad can't right-click on a dell Vostro 5470.I'm uising Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.In before,I try to rebuild user environment.But it looks no help for this. can't right-click ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14 on my Acer Aspire 4755G can't seem to install drivers. Help? [on hold]

So I bought a (relatively) new Acer Aspire 4755G. It didn't come preloaded with a OS so I thought it would be the best time to try out Linux. So I installed the latest Ubuntu and gave it a go. ...
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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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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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Touchpad sensitivity way too high on lowest setting (ZenbookPrime UX32VD-DH71) 12.04LTS

I have followed the guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime here and I am having multiple issues with my touchpad. 1) The sensitivity is far too high even when on the lowest setting ...
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How can I configure Lenovo S540 touchpad on ubuntu 14.04?

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo thinkpad S540. The problem is I have a touchpad all in one click (no seperate buttons) and the standard configuration is screwed up. It's almost ...
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touchpad not working after installing Ubuntu 13.10 [on hold]

my computer ,Dell -Inspiron 14 3000 series(3442), 64 bit after installing ubuntu 13.10 shows no reponce to my touch pad. it worked fine in windows 7 , my previous os. it works fine in using a ...
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After overheating touchpad and wifi don't work

I've got an HP ProBook 4530s with a synaptics touchpad. After installing Ubuntu 13.10 I was doing some things on it and immediately it turned off. I restarted it, and it told me that it stopped ...
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Dell Vostro 14 3446: Trackpad detected as Mouse (or something else)

For some reason, my trackpad is being detected as mouse in all the distro that I tried (Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Crunchbang, Salix) except Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the relevant output of ...
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How to disable program switching (all+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of alt+tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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Laptop buttons not working on a Dell Latitude e6400

I have install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. I have the latest bios version for my laptop (A32) which I downloaded from the official Dell website by checking updates that ...
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Laptop touchpad is NOT detected!

This is the weirdest thing I have ever seen on Xubuntu ... like ever. Background: I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an Acer V5-123 netbook. If the specs matter, then the netbook has an AMD E1-2K with 4GB ...
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Why touchpad-indicator not work in ASUS X405J, and there is not touchpad option in ubuntu setting

Im using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ASUS X450JF, I cannot found touchpad setting like in picture. And then im trying to install: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Make mouse left-handed and touchpad right-handed

I see that I can configure mouse and touchpad all in one panel (Ubuntu 13.10, defaults, Gnome). Which is to some extend. Namely, I want to have the touchpad differently configured then the mouse and ...
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When using the touchpad ubuntu 14.04 freezes

When I use the touchpad on pcspecialist optimus 13.3 it completely freezes ubuntu and the only option I have is to hard power off. This doesn't occur when I use a usb mouse .
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Asus Pro P550ca Trackpad unresponsive, cursor moving leftwards every 20 seconds

Well I have finally decided to start fresh and move from using mac to using Ubuntu and I have bought the following computer to begin my linux journey with: Asus Pro P550CA-XO330D I have successfully ...
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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 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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Touchpad not working in HP Pavilion 14 Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it's wonderful, but the only problem is my touchpad. It is not as sensitive as it should be and clicking with it instead of using the button only ...
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How to activate Pinch-To-Zoom/Twisting with Synaptics Touchpad?

Where do I find those features? In Ubuntu there's only an option to enable Two-Finger-Scrolling. Greetz.
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How to stop my trackpad from driving me crazy?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, very frequently when I use two-finger scroll it switches between programs (alt+tab equivalent) and this is super annoying! How can I keep two-finger scroll but not have it ...
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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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Multitouch on Dell Inspiron 7537

Has anyone been able to get trackpad multitouch gestures working with a Dell Inspiron 7537? I've tried synclient to change values in Synaptics config but not having much luck. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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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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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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How do I fix dead Synaptics ClickPad on Ubuntu 12.10 + Toshiba P850?

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Laptop having Windows 8 installed. After successfully dual booting in this EFI madness Win8/Ubuntu 12.10 I am at a loss as to how to enable the touch pad in Ubuntu ...
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Enable touchscreen on Lenovo Yoga 11s Ubuntu 14.04

Hey I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 11s (Ivybridge), when I first ran the installation, the touch pad didn't work but the touchscreen did, I foolishly tried to install to an SD Card ...
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How childproof the keyboard

How could I make the keyboard/touchpad safe for my toddler to use on my laptop? (e.g. keep numbers and letters but don't allow F1, Esc, touchpad, click events, etc. to work). I have read How to ...
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Synaptics - Multitouch tapping works, but not multitouch clicking

This is my first post on askUbuntu, so welcome everyone! :) I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my T440s and I find it very annoying that I cannot seem to be able to modify my synaptics ...
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ELANTECH Touchpad Not Working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just bought a new Toshiba S50 B Satellite laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works fine except the touchpad. I did xinput -list command. It shows: ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad ...
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HID multi touch device not mapping co-ordinates properly

I have a touchpad software implemented Cimposite HID device , which includes a HID Keyboard and a HID Multitouch touchscreen. When i connect this device to a Linux( ubuntu ) PC or a Windows machine . ...
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twofinger scroll on lenovo g50

I recently switched from windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04. With windows I could scroll pages using two fingers but this does not work running Ubuntu. I have followed this guide: Enable BOTH edge scrolling ...
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ASUS F550LN Touch Pad Problem

I recently installed the newest stable release of Ubuntu on my ASUS F550LN and I can't get the touch pad to work. Well, it works for a single split-second once every 10 seconds circa. I can also use a ...
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Questions from a new Linux user

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Lenovo g50 and I have some issues i hope to get help with. Perhaps I'm over my head here but i will get through it. First of all, I can't activate wireless. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Elantech touchpad too sensitive

I am using samsung series 3 laptop. I recently shifted from Windows 8 to (my touch works just fine on Windows 8).After writing 2-3 words the focus shifts to where the cursor lies. I tried some ...
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trackpad doesn't work after suspend

Ubuntu 14.04 and a Fujitsu Lifebook U-series.I can't get trackpad to work after suspend bluetooth mouse does.Sorry to say that trackpad didn't work form the beginning but my son googled something and ...
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issues on asus f552ld notebook

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new laptop. But i have two issues that make me crazy. First, touchpad doesn't work, and second some function keys do not nothing, such as the backlight regulator keys ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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Execute a command 20 seconds after the desktop is booted

I try to execute this command at startup of my desktop to enable a three finger tap on my synaptic touchpad: synclient TapButton3=2 I tried to put it into /etc/local.rc and I tried to put it into ...
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2014 X1 Carbon , wifi toggle and clickpad

(ubuntu 14.04) I have two questions, so I figured out to put them in one thread. First is about adaptive keyboard, I noticed there is wifi toggle button which seems to do nothing, instead it should ...
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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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Tap to click - short mouse movements registering as a click

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, on a Lenovo y410p Ideapad, and I'm having an issue where my mouse movements are registering as a tap even when I've actually moved my cursor. For instance, maybe I have the cursor ...
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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 ...