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

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Touchpad gestures don't work on Dell XPS 15 L521x

I'm trying to get multi-touch gestures working on my Dell XPS 15. Two finger scrolling works but three or four finger gestures do not. I know that the touchpad is capable of multi-touch gestures ...
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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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Functional Onscreen keyboard?

Is there a better ubuntu keyboard app than Onboard, one that is a decent competitor to the features of Android or Microsoft virtual keyboards? Specifically, I'd expect: Multi-touch: so you can hold ...
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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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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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Touchpad not working with Toshiba Satellite Ubuntu 13.04

I can't seem to get my touchpad on a toshiba satellite laptop working. It used to work but for some reason it stopped at some point. I have no idea how long it hasn't been working because I used a ...
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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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Can you disable PART of a touchpad?

Can you disable only part of a touchpad? I'm using a Lenovo Yoga13, and the touchpad extends down into the click area. So, every time I click, it moves the mouse a little bit. It's pretty annoying. ...
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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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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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Not able to do multitouch gestures(except two finger scrolling) on touchpad

On the site: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch It says that unity supports 3 finger pinch to maximize/restore windows and many more gestures. I am not able to use these multi touch features. I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a keybord shortcut for toggling mouse touchpad?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for [enabling] or [disabling] my mouse-pad, since it is very annoying to have it while typing especially when you have a mouse. I have tried with xinput ...
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How to make a wired serial touchpad work in 12.04 LTS?

I have a Cirque serial touchpad that I would like to use, even though the usb mouse works fine. Checked software center, it shows these are installed: X.Org Mouse input driver, X.Org VM mouse ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 does not detect the touchpad on Samsung Ativ 8

Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Samsung Ativ 8. Unfortunately the Touchpad is not detected. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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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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How do you disable Trackpad and enable Trackpoint on Lenovo L430 running 13.10?

I have tried most stuff I have found listed on the internet, to try to disable the trackpad but keep the trackpoint working on my Lenovo L430. Has any-one any ideas on how to do this? Funnily enough ...
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Cannot Move Mouse or Use Keyboard In Ubuntu

So I just got Ubuntu 13.10 so I could backup my files on my non booting computer and then format the hard drive and reinstall windows. But when I booted it off a Live USB I cannot move my mouse or ...
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Elantech touchpad: right button OR two-finger scroll

Dear Ubuntu community, I recently bought an AsusPro PU401LA laptop (FreeDOS, wiped by Ubuntu 13.10). It ships with a regular Elantech touchpad, i.e. it has physical left and right buttons. I would ...
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Ubuntu pointer moves on its own

I plugged my razer mouse into my ubuntu laptop today. I did not like the preset sensitivity and acceleration: benjamin@benjamin-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y510P:~$ xinput --list-props 12 Device 'Razer Razer ...
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Touchpad backlash

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell Inspiron 17R SE. It has an ALPS touchpad. The problem is that this touchpad has backlash. By this I mean that if I move the cursor in one direction and then ...
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Touchpad lost gestures and touchegg requres hack?

I've had some success getting my touchpad to be usable by configuring syclient (although it was surprising that this was necessary). Reading around I find that many gestures have been removed from ...
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Synaptic Touchpad want no movement in button area 12.04 LTS

I want to change my touchpad/synclient settings so that the mouse pointer does not move in the area at the bottom where the buttons are. How would I do this on 12.04 LTS? edit: I achieved the ...
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touchpad doesn't tap-click at login screen

On every desktop environment, except for the login screen of Ubuntu 12.04, I can just tap the touchpad of my laptop to simulate a mouseclick. Why doesn't it work anymore at the login screen?
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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Do drivers work if I install them on Windows?

Sorry if it sounds very, very stupid, but after changing touchpad settings with I don't remember which program, They didn't dissapeared after reinstalling different partitions and operation systems. ...
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Why would mouse work but not be discovered for GPointing?

I'm using a laptop with a built-in touchpad and I've attached a Microsoft wireless mouse. While the mouse functions, the mouse and touchpad settings don't display the mouse. This prevents me from ...
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Touchpad Cursor Jumps While Moving Windows

I have the new Dell Inspiron 5000 with the haswell chipset. This laptop comes with a multi touchpad and a touch screen. I booted up a live CD of Ubuntu to see how everything worked and everything was ...
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How do I install multitouch on the Aspier 8930g?

I would like to use Two Finger scrolling on my touchpad on Acer Aspire 8930g. Is there a package, I can install with apt-get? I tried to install synaptics-dkms from this ticket. But when I install ...
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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, ...