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

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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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Alps Touchpad on Dell: how do I install the DKMS driver to enable multitouch?

Now I know that this has been asked several times here but I couldn't find any decent solution to it. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my DELL N5110 and my touchpad is detected as a mouse, So I don't ...
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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working

I'm using a laptop with built-in touchpad that's working in Windows 7. But after I switched to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it seems to not working now. Any solutions?
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Keyboard & Touchpad

                                                                    I have Dell Laptop " N 5110 " How do make 2 finger scrolling work + 2 fingers zoom in & zoom out work How to Fn + f3 To ...
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ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I can't make work the multitouch of the ALPS touchpad in my Dell Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64, kernel 3.0.0-17-generic... I have tried with this driver but it doesn't work ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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Touchpad not working on Dell XPS L501x

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) and my touchpad is dead. Some ideas?
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Enable both: two finger scrolling and edge scrolling in Ubuntu 13.10 permanantly

Recently, I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. First, I found problem in edge scrolling. After surfing in net about the problem I came to know that Ubuntu 13.10 has default two-finger scroll option ...
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Touchpad not working on HP Pavilion dv6

Everything worked fine in Ubuntu 10.04, flawless in fact, I admired the way the Operating System had handled such a unique touchpad so well. I have an HP Pavilion dv6. The touchpad and left, middle, ...
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Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad?

I have a Macbook 5,1. That is to say that it is the only 13 inch aluminium Macbook as the later revisions were renamed Macbook Pro. Two-finger scrolling seems to work fine but dragging doesn't work. ...
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Touchpad does not exist

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have opened Mouse & Touch-pad, but there is no Touch pad tap. I am using a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE.
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Vostro 3400 touchpad multiple gesture and two finger scrolling not working

I recently bought a dell vostro 3400 i3 with 4 gb ram. Everything works smooth as silk and I am using maverick but I can't get two finger scrolling and multiple gestures such as zoom etc which it says ...
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How to configure the touchpad middle click?

In almost all the large modern Linux distributions and in the last releases of Ubuntu-based distributions the touchpad was configured out of the box to have right, left and middle clicks and you could ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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Enable BOTH edge scrolling and two-finger scrolling for touchpad

On Ubuntu, I can choose between Edge scrolling, and Two-finger scrolling. But it's a radio button, so I have to choose between one and the other. But is there any way to enable them both at the same ...
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No “Touchpad Tab” under Mouse and Touchpad settings. Detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I can use my touchpad fine but I can't scroll with it. When I run windows it uses two finger scrolling but for some reason it won't work on Ubuntu. ...
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Disable pad click

I keep typing in the wrong place because of the pad getting touched while I am typing causing a click that re-place the cursor in another position. In Windows, I can easily disable that so the pad is ...
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How do I configure the touchpad so that the cursor doesn't move when I click?

Just installed 12.04 LTS and I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap/double tap, the cursor is moving around (not static as should be). For example if I want to close a window, I ...
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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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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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Vertical Scroll doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I have an Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E that I have dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu all 64 bit In ubuntu I don't have vertical scroll. Same thing happens with Fedora 15,Linuxmint11 of course 64 bit If someone ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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Sometimes keyboard & touchpad work… sometimes not [closed]

When I first ran Ubuntu from CD on this Dell Inspiron 2650, it worked for about ten to fifteen minutes, then it hung (I was probably trying to do too much at once from a Live CD). The next time, my ...
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Touchpad doesn't work after logging in

The touchpad of my laptop fails to work soon after I login to Ubuntu. I've gone through several threads in forums regarding the same matter and have tried out: gconftool -set boolean ... command ...
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X11 ignoring options in configuration for input device

I have reinstalled my system, a Samsung Series 9 laptop with a clickpad, under Ubuntu 12.04. I reinstalled it a few times and re-configured it with the same OS because I had issues with the filesystem ...
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Touchpad stopped working on an Acer AspireOne D255E

I have a less than a year old Acer AspireOne D255E with a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. Everything has been working fine. Great OS and great netbook. But today the touchpad stopped working. It had ...
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Keyboard and touch pad is not working on a Dell XPS 15z

I am new linux user, I dont anything about how linux works, i am working on that, but mean while, i installed ubuntu on my Dell xps 15z, it works fine, except for the keyboard and the touch pad mouse. ...
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Two finger scrolling not working [closed]

My question is related to this question in askubuntu. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu 11.04. The problem with my touchpad still persists. Although the touchpad section in Mouse says two finger ...
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How to edit Unity multitouch gestures?

I can't find a way to modify the touchpad gestures Unity uses by default on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. Tried with Ginn, but it shows error subscribing to gestures and it seems because of Unity. Is there a ...
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How can I toggle the touchpad depending on whether a mouse is connected?

I want to have my touchpad disabled automatically when an external mouse is connected and enabled when there is none. I have tried using touchpad-indicator but that fails in cases when the computer ...
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How to enable Two finger scrolling on Lenovo Thinkpad T400 in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

It is disabled (greyed out) in Mouse and Touchpad settings. Edge scrolling works though :) Tried many solutions available online but couldn't succeed. My touchpad is SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad ...
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Touchpad Problem - shortly after login, it stops working

I've Ubuntu 11.10 and my problem is about the touchpad. At the beginning of my computer it's works fine, but after opening an application or a few minutes, it stops working and I have to use a USB ...
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How do I disable the touchpad using the upper left corner on an HP Pavilion dv6?

To disable the touchpad on an HP Pavilion dv6, you double tap on an area in the upper left hand corner of the touchpad. Then the blue indicator light around the border of the touchpad turns red, and ...
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How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc?

I *successfully*followed the answer to this question to set different sensitivites for my touchpad and my USB mouse. Only problem is, once you unplug and replug the device or shutdown, restart, etc., ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...
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How to make ubuntu support touchpad scrolling?

I have a dell (inspiron n5110) laptop and manual book said that i can scroll using two fingers on the touch-pad and scroll up, down, left, and right it workd in windows but that didn't happen in ...
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the ...
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Why can't I configure my touchpad?

I want to disable my touchpad's "tap to click" feature. Searching for this on the internet comes up with suggestions to shut it off in the "Mouse" preferences, however I am missing the touchpad tab ...
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Multitouch screen not detected on Asus Taichi 21DH71

I just bought this Ultrabook "Asus Taichi 21 DH71". This has Intel 3rd generation i7 processor and 4gb ram with 256 gb SSD. The main feature is that it is a hybrid machine. Naming it has dual ...
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...
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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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Reduce touchpad touch sensitivity or disable tap-to-click unless key is pressed

Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity to touch of the touchpad? I keep accidentally clicking while typing (disable while typing seems to have little use). Other possible solutions to my issue: ...
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How can I setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

I'm trying to setup my multi-finger tap in the following way: Single finger - Left click Two fingers - Middle click Three fingers - Right click What I currently have is: Single finger - Left ...
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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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Touchpad not working on an Acer One 725

I installed ubuntu on a usb drive on a acer one 725, and cannot seem to be able to make the touchpad work....here is what i have xinpbig-marc@Big-Marc:~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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How do I make modprobe changes permanent?

I have been having several issues with my touchpad since upgrading to 12.04LTS. I believe it is an issue with the Elantech driver. I have found that the following commands fix my problem, however, ...