an input device commonly found on laptops, used in place of a mouse. Also called a touchpad.

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Clickpad not working on Dell Inspiron 13 7000, running Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7000, everything works except the clickpad. It does not respond at all. I ran sudo xinput and got this output: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Trackpad right clicking (double tap) too sensitive

I have just had this issue pop up today. Everything has been fine for the last few months I've been using Ubuntu but today it seems like I would be scrolling/moving my mouse pointer using the trackpad ...
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Weird issue with keyboard and mousepad on laptop (Ubuntu 14.04)

As the title implies, I have an issue with the build in keyboard and trackpad on my laptop. Sometimes, when I turn on the computer, the keyboard and trackpad won't work. I can connect a USB mouse, and ...
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How to disable program switching (alt+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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Ubuntu on Mac 3,1. Typical Trackpad and Wifi Trouble

I am new. 1.9GiB; Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2GHz; 64 bit; 155GB disk ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed! I don't quite understand the trackpad fix involving appletouch.ko a la here Other Suggestions welcome. ...
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Lenovo T410 Trackpad Issues

I recently bought a used Lenovo T410 specifically to try Ubuntu but I'm having really frustrating problems with the trackpad. It seems to randomly lose the ability to click with any of the buttons or ...
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My touchpad on my ASUS K55N is not being detected

To preface this, I couldn't get my FN keys to work for a few days after finally installing ubuntu and after a whole day of a black screen on start up, my fn keys starting working, but my trackpad ...
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How can I get Blueman to connect to my Apple Magic Trackpad on startup?

After a lot of work, I finally managed to get my Apple Magic Trackpad to work on Ubuntu, by ditching the default bluetooth app for Blueman. The problem is, every time I start up my machine, I have to ...
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Trackpad Mouse click not responsive

After trying for a while finally managed to run Ubuntu on my Acer D255 e, using seagate external HDD. All is working fine apart from mouse. Although trackpad allow me to select program and open ...
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HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC trackpad does not work. Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu on an HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC model: 15-d021ca. The trackpad does not work but an external mouse does. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is already the newest version. The ...
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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's trackpad feel right?

I tried for several hours to make my Macbook Pro's trackpad feel "right" in ubuntu. I tried a number of synclient settings recommended by various blog articles and forum posts, and also tried playing ...
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add more functions for my Logitech touchpad

I just bought a Logitech track-pad for my computer and I was curious if apart from a few basic actions and gestures I could add more in a simple way? Like maybe a close application gesture? any help ...
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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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Followup question: How to get fix for trackpad bug from 3.15 kernel?

This is a followup question to Touchpad not recognized on new Ultrabook In that question, asker had trouble with the trackpad not working on Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (NP930X5J/NP940X5J) with ...
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Touchegg at Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, multi touch not working

I've installed touchegg via sudo apt-get install touchegg, and also touchegg-gce. And I am using Apple Magic Trackpad. My problem is three (or four, five) touch is not responded, and my cursor stop ...
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trackpad configuration settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a System76 Galago UltrPro. I have not been able to configure the trackpad and get the settings to stick. I am trying to change the sensitivity and palm detection, those ...
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Synaptics AreaBottomEdge messes up click and drag on Asus ClickPad

I have an Asus n550jv that has a clickpad, where there aren't distinct buttons for right and left clicking. Clicking the pad in the bottom left often moves the cursor slightly, so I miss my target by ...
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Trackpad causing Xubuntu freeze

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) onto my laptop. It works completely fine when I am using my mouse instead of the trackpad, but once I start to use the trackpad, then after a minute ...
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how to disable all Multi touch or just a few

I have a trackpad that even the right and left click buttons are part of the touch surface. So when I use my middle finger to move the mouse and my point finger to click ( like in a click and drag ...
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ubuntu 14.04, how to set middle mouse emulation? (no taps, real buttons)

I looked for the topic, but I only find information on how to have middle click emulation (wheel click) using taps with N fingers. I want to have the emulation with the real buttons under the ...
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touchpad behavior with click and hold

After updating my relese 14.04, I have observed a modification in the behavior of the tap and hold feature. Before I was able to do this (if I wanted to select a large area of text for example): - ...
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Mouse “jumps” while holding a mousebutton

i am very new to Ubuntu (13.10). I've just installed it yesterday and have some problems with my mouse. While holding a mousebutton it jumps all over the screen but holding a"mousebutton" using the ...
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Touchpad doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 but ever since I started the installation my touchpad stopped working. I have tried several things, including enabling the touchpad but it does not move at all. The USB ...
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I need the “unique ID” to finiah pairing my Apple Magic Trackpad to 13.10

Using the bluetooth gui in 13.10 is failing due to Ubuntu asking for a paring pin with my Magic Trackpad - since Trackpads are not keyboards it fails. I found this guide to use hcitool to pair which ...
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Trackpad on Thinkpad W540 not working properly

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 and installed Ubuntu on it, migrating from Mac OS. I notice that the trackpad on this computer is basically one big key that can be pressed anywhere on its ...
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Trackpad gestures problems

I have a Clevo P150SM with a synaptics trackpad and I wish to have multi-touch gestures for expo, scale, show desktop, change view port, etc... I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with mate as a desktop ...
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Disable Touchpad on ARM Samsung Series 3 Chromebook Chrubuntu 12.04

Is there a way to disable the trackpad of an ARM device when it suspends? My current problem is that when my Samsung Series 3 is suspended, the trackpad is super sensitive and will wake the device ...
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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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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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After installing update, two-finger scroll no longer working

I am on a Samsung series 5 and it was working gorgeously until yesterday when I let the update manager do its thing. Though it is checked, two-finger scroll is just not working at all! Is this a ...
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Dell Inspiron 15(3521) Trackpad refuses to work

I am having another weird issue that happened after this issue V Weird graphics issue only on Desktop and other ubuntu apps My Laptop trackpad is refusing to work at all. I am only able to use my ...
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Why there are button areas defined for my Apple Magic Trackpad though xorg's default config disabled them?

I wanted to configure my Apple Magic Trackpad and came to a point where I realised there were button areas defined in the right top and bottom corner. I tried to disable these by the suggested ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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Touchpad not working on Yoga 2 pro

The touchpad is not being recognized on my Yoga 2 pro. I have to use an external mouse. There is a touchpad in /proc/bus/input/devices. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Trackpad stopped responding

I have a HP Probook and I am using Linux Ubuntu 12.04. It has a 64 bit OS. My problem is that the trackpad has stopped working in my master account whereas it is working in the guest account after the ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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Can't change touchpad to left handed

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and when I try to change the mouse from right to left handed via the GUI, nothing happens. I tried using xinput set-button-map 11 3 2 1 to change it manually, which worked for ...
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Want left and right mouse buttons to both map to select

In Ubuntu 12.04 my Asus N56DP mapped both the right and left mouse buttons to be select, or left mouse button. To get a right click or context menu, I would use a two finger click. I quickly got used ...
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Is it possible to turn trackpad on/off manually?

I would like to configure my Ubuntu such that I can use command line to say when the trackpad should register mouse moves and clicks and when not. Is that possible to do? And can I do it such that my ...
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Problem bluetooth with Logitech t651 on ubuntu 12.04

I have a problem pairing a touchpad Logitech t651 by bluetooth, i've tested it in android nexus 7 tablet and windows and the touchpad works. My first problem was that ubuntu 12.04 crashes when i use ...
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Mousepad is jittery and inaccurate

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at the moment. I know this will probably make some people think this has been asked before (I've read similar issues, but nothing I've tried has helped). So on windows the ...
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How to permanently disable my trackpad?

I want to permanently disable my trackpad on my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 13.10. I read some threads in this forum and tried to make a BIOS setting change. Nothing worked. Whenever my bluetooth ...
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Issues with mouse and trackpad

My, Ubuntu install crashed yesterday, and it was more or less beyond salvage, so I just re installed Ubuntu again, (12.04.3, 32 bit). Now the install is fine, my updates are being downloaded as I ...
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System76 panp9 intermittent wifi, mouse

My System76 notebook has been rock solid since I bought it about 10 months ago, I did a fresh install of 13.10 64bit, without issues. Everything was working just as it should, until about 2 weeks ago, ...
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Less trackpad features after upgrading to 13.10?

When I was using Ubuntu 13.04 there was a trackpad edge feature that allowed me to highlight or drag something to continue in the direction when my finger reached the edge of the trackpad. But now in ...
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How to get my Macbook 2008 Trackpad working?

My Macbook 2008 Trackpad won't work under Ubuntu 12.04. It happened 2 min after I had logged in, the mouse stopped working. What can I do?
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VertTwoFingerScroll and VertEdgeScroll not settable via xorg.conf

I've just upgraded to Saucy (this was working in Raring). I've tried rebooting. Here's /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad ...
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Cursor disappearing in a Ideapad Yoga?

Upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 on my Ideapad Yoga yesterday, hoping it might have fixes for a couple of issues I've been having. While it seems to have made the touchscreen more usable, it has made the ...
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Middle-button scroll not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [Thinkpad X230]

My track-point works, so does my track pad. The middle button of both my trackpad and my mouse can be used to close applications among other things. But I just cannot use it to scroll (the way we do ...