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

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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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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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Synaptics touchpad detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse on Ubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer (HP pavilion dv6) but I am not able to get work my Synaptics Touchpad. I launched a xinput -list and I could see that it is installed as PS/2 Generic ...
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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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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How can I set up gestures in Kubuntu?

I would like to do the following thing: scroll down with three fingers => windows presentation from all Desktops (equivalent to Ctrl+F10). The question is "How can I do it?" :) I have (quite) ...
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Mouse not moving, but still clicks!

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Last night when I started my computer, I saw a strange screen telling me this: The system is running in low-graphics mode Your screen, graphics cards, and input device ...
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Right Click on Macbook 7.1 (Ubuntu 12.10)?

There's two things I love: Ubuntu and my Macbook. Unfortunately the right click (= click with two fingers) is just a real pain. Is there a way to have my right click in the right bottom corner of my ...
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What's the best way to set the touchpad properties and behaviour?

Currently there are just too many places to set touchpad properties and behaviour. The default sytem settings moused and touchpad tool. The dconf-editor key /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/mouse/ ...
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Elan touchpad sluggish in Ubuntu 12.04I

I checked the xorg.conf and it says "synaptics" as the device and driver name. The touchpad does feel like it's lagging when moving around but all the other features work (right/left click, multitouch ...
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How can I fix the touchpad on my Chromebook 14 using Ubuntu 14.04?

I did a fresh install. Still, neither "dmesg | grep mouse" nor "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" seem to show any input from a touchpad. I am still looking for a way to fix the touchpad. Any help has ...
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ASUS Laptop touchpad not working

I am using Asus X450LA and Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu last day. But I am facing problem with touchpad. It is not working and pointer is not visible too. I am using a mouse. I searched google a ...
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Can anyone help with fixing the touch pad on my Chromebook?

For the record I have installed Xubuntu, through Chrubuntu, on my Toshiba C35 Chromebook. I knew coming in that there would be some hardware issues, and for the most part, I got the other issues fixed ...
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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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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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How to move/resize window by tapping/dragging on the touchpad on 14.04?

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition that came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. In 12.04, I was able to move and resize windows by tapping/dragging on the touchpad with three fingers. Yesterday, I ...
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Disable right click option on a X1 Carbon Gen 2 Synaptics touchpad

I would like to disable the right click functionality when I click on the right side of the synaptic's touch-pad. I've tried the synaptic tool but it didn't apply the setting. Below is a question ...
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Is there a “show touches” application?

Is there an application that will "show touches" similar to what is found in Android's developer options? I have a 10 point multitouch monitor (Planar Helium PCT2785) and it appears to only support ...
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How can scrolling when the middle clickpad button is pressed be enabled?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga which is equipped with a clickpad. I want to enable scrolling using the middle clickpad button. So, I want to be able to scroll in, say, an editor by pressing and holding ...
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Middle mouse button emulation on Lenovo T431s

I'm running Ubuntu (13.10) on a Lenovo T431s. Since Lenovo has removed the classic 3 mouse buttons on top of the touchepad, there is no middle mouse button any more. And emulating the middle mouse ...
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How to get Smooth Scrolling with Magic Mouse?

Smooth Scrolling with the laptop's touchpad works in almost every app (nautilus, software center, gedit..) but not with Apple's Magic Mouse. This mouse has touch surface and is just like a touchpad, ...
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Scrollling deceleration like in OSX

Is it possible in Ubuntu with a touchpad 2-finger scrolling? I do not know how to explain this, but the feeling is like kicking with your foot on a skateboard: When you scroll down a long page - if ...
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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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Turn off trackpad scroll “momentum”

So when I flick my fingers while scrolling on my trackpad, the page continues to scroll even after my fingers have left it. I don't like this, however, because then when I switch to a different tab in ...
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A couple of multitouch gestures are not working in 13.04 compared to 12.04

The three finger pinch and zoom as well as the three fingers to move the window are not working in 13.04. Any ideas on how to fix this. My computer is the i5 Acer Aspire S7.
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How do I get the touchpad working on an Acer Aspire 5332

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 on my Acer Aspire 5332. I now have an issue with my touchpad not working. When I type the command x input list in the terminal here is what comes up: ~$ ...
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Touchpad not working Toshiba A660-167 (Ubuntu 64bit)

I have a Toshiba Satellite A660-167 I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) but the Touchpad is not working. It works in Windows 7 (I have a dual boot) but not in Ubuntu. I use a USB mouse and it works ...
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Can't set synaptics “TapButton” options in 12.04 LTS

I have recently upgraded my netbook from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 LTS. Since the upgrade - in fact, possibly since the upgrade to 11.10 - the system no longer registers touchpad taps as mouse clicks ...
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Touchapd undetected fresh 12.04 install on Dell Vostro 1710

Decided to install 12.04LTS on my vostro 1710, but the touchpad is not recognized at all. I found some similar bug reports but the solutions given did not help me out. Here is my xinput list: ...
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Dell E6430 TouchPad Stopped Working

At some point in the last week, my touchpad stopped working. I say "some point" because I normally use a mouse, except once a week, when I use the touchpad. In the settings GUI, I no longer even ...
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How to set touchpad double tap like in mint?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. The default corner tap is not reliable enough for me. I remember when I used mint, there was an easy way to make it so a two finger tap would act as a middle click. Can ...
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Touchpad cursor inertia

When using my synaptics touchpad on Windows, the driver has the option of giving the cursor inertia (note, not just the scrolling). I found it a lot less straining to use the touchpad with this ...
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Laptop touchpad enable/disable problems

Whenever I use my external mouse with my laptop, I physically disable the touchpad by pressing a button. Ubuntu detects this switch correctly, and will display an overlay that shows the current state ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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Importing synaptics settings

I've got a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook which I've installed Ubuntu on. In Chrome OS the clickpad is working great but in ubuntu it hasn't got the same settings so I'm having problems with selcting ...
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Continuous scrolling up of open application window when pointer hoving over

Odd but extremely frustrating bug! When the pointer is over any open window the page scrolls all the way to the top. If I want to remain at the current location of the page, application, or ...
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I can't use the right click of my notebook in ubuntu 12.04, how can I correct this?

if I'm trying to click right with my touchpad (of my Packard Bell EasyNote TX) in Ubuntu (in Windows 7 everything works fine) I'm only doing a left click. maybe the left click is caused by the ...
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Touchpad scrolling doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 1410

I cannot scroll using my touchpad. I am using Acer Aspire 1410. I tried this but it doesn't work in my computer. Thanks in advance. This is lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 ...
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Vertical scroll doesn't work in some applications on a Dell inspiron 14R

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and installed all the necessary updates and Gnome Shell. I have ticked "enable horizontal scrolling" and "edge scrolling" in touchpad settings. The scrolling works well ...
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Decrease mouse scroll amount

How can I decrease (or generally change) the mouse wheel scroll amount in Ubuntu? I didn't mean the speed of scroll, and the thing I want is just the amount. for example, when reading a document, I ...
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Help with two mini-bugs

Let's see if someone can help me with two mini-bugs I have: Sometimes, when I close the laptop and later open it, the touchpad stops working properly. Most times it only acts fuzzy a few seconds ...
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Haunted Trackpad Pointer When Hard Drive Is Active

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on an Hp Compaq NC6400 I am rehabbing, in order to test the machine. The hard drive I installed into the computer worked fine and had Windows Vista loaded on it. ...
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Today's update (8/15/2014) for 14.04 disabled my touchpad on Acer c720 laptop

As the title says, Today I updated Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop which is Acer c720 and then the touch pad stopped working after restart. Does anybody know what steps I should take to resolve this? Thanks ...
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Travelmate B113-E touchpad not working

I installed Ubuntu Trusty 32bit and the touchpad is not working. Neither lspci, nor lshw nor lsusb is showing the touchpad. Also xinput --list is not showing it. Any hint?
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Packard Bell VAB70 keyboard & touchpad not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell VAB70 laptop. Initially I installed 12.04, during the installation process the touchpad & keyboard worked, so I was able to enter the wi-fi key. ...
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How can I reduce the delay of tap click?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64. Everything works pretty fast except when I tap to click it has a delay of about .5 seconds. This is quite a problem since I want to work fast. For example I click ...
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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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How to fix touchpad on Fujitsu UH572

I have read some answers about enabling touchpad on other laptops, but it does not work in my case. I have listed devices on my laptop and found touchpad.Then I tried to enable it. xinput set-prop ...
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Scrolling internet pages with touchpad z510 (fixed)

I cannot scroll on web pages with my touchpad, even though I could before with Windows 8. I struggle to use the computer without touchpad scrolling. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 running Ubuntu ...
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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 ...