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

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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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No touchpad and keyboard on Toshiba Sattelite at start

I have a big problem because I can't log in to Ubuntu on my computer, because when I see the login screen, nothing works. Originally, I solved the problem using this soplution (I pressed NumLock when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touch-pad’s top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Remap touch pad zones for Thinkpad Yoga?

I have one of the new Thinkpads (Thinkpad Yoga S1) with the integrated touch pad which acts as what used be the dedicated left, right, and middle buttons. I am trying to configure my touch pad in ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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Click and drag not working

So I just updated to Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer Aspire E5 110, and ever since updating, I have not been able to drag objects onscreen by holding one finger down while dragging the other. The only way I ...
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Touchpad hardware buttons not working

I'm a beginner in Ubuntu and I have version 14.04 LTS installed. I checked the previous answers and forums but so far I've not been able to make this working! My issue is that the touchpad hardware ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Touchpad Options missing from System Settings

I have a Razer Blade 14" running 14.04. When I start the computer rarely will the touchpad options appear in the settings. When they do, it works fine. More often than not, however, the settings are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Touchpad not recognized and not working

After rebooting, my touchpad stopped working, thought it had been working previously. I also tried this. This is the result from xinput list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gnome touchpad gestures

I want to extend the touchpad gestures of the system, I've ran into touchegg but in my case it did not work. I've read its not working on ubuntu 14.04 gnome environment. Any help is appreciated. I ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working when i resume after suspend ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5537 by USB. Everything worked fine, but after i resume my computer from suspend my touch-pad and my keyboard are not responding. So, i tried to reinstall ...
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how to turn on Touch pad disable or enable double tap led?

I have a synaptic touch pad with a led in right corner, and in Windows when I tap two times on led it starts blinking and touch pad turns off. On Google I found many posts on this, also this but I ...
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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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Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
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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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Touchpad cursor jumps on click (not typing)

I have setup my touchpad so that it doesn't move around when I am typing with the following config: https://github.com/fommil/unix/blob/master/Profiles/Sampo/.xsession.local but it is incredibly ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I enable special Fn-Keys on my on lenovo s206 (e.g. touchpad on/off)?

I can turn the touchpad off in the mouse settings, but two things won't work: The "disable while typing" option The standard on/off button for the touch pad won't work (it's the one with the little ...
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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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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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How to activate my touchpad features on Samsung Series 7 Chronos

I'm just looking to how enable the features of my touchpad on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.10. The mouse is working but none of the features are working (like two fingers scrolling up/down). I visited ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...
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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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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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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 ...