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

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My screen goes over and over again black

I'm new to Linux and I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My screen goes black sporadically, and when I swipe over the Trackpad it works again. I have a Dell XPS 15.
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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 ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have currently disabled the trackpad of my laptop by turning it off in "System settings -> Mouse & Touchpad". Can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the trackpad on and ...
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Trackpad scroll goes nuts

I've had Ubuntu of my laptop for about a week, and although the two-fingered scroll on my trackpad usually works fine, every now and then some widget flips out and thinks I'm scrolling when I just ...
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trackpad stops working after computer sleeps

just installed ubuntu 14.04 in hp laptop, works fine, except trackpad stops working after computer sleeps. I have to restart to have it work again.
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Dell Trackpad not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell insperon computer and my trackpad has not worked from the moment I installed 14.04, but it worked when I had windows 8.1. My computer recognizes it exists and I installed dconf and it ...
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Disabling trackpad but still want to use trackpoint on Thinkpad E550

I've been searching but I can't seem to find a way to disable the trackpad on my Thinkpad E550. There isn't even an option to turn it off whilst typing which makes doing so extremely difficult. Is ...
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disable trackpad while typing doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04. I had problems with the trackpad freezing, but those were resolved when I installed this fix. If I open the trackpad settings, the "Disable while ...
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Full Trackpad Features on Ubuntu Laptop

I recently scrubbed my Windows 8 entirely from my Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 and put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. So far its much better (of course!) However there are a few nuances that I am trying to ...
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Trackpad freezes randomly Ubuntu 14.04

I am experiencing an issue with the trackpad on my laptop. Where the trackpad will suddenly stop working. If I switch to the terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 then back Ctrl+Alt+F7 it starts working again. Trying ...
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Bottom of touchpad scrolling

I'm having an issue where the touchpad on my laptop acts strangely towards the bottom. Tracking works fine across most of the pad and two-finger scrolling works, but whenever my finger reaches the ...
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Disable middle click emulation

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell XPS 13 from 2013. Since 13.04 I sometimes get accidental middle clicks/middle click emulation. I can tell this is happening because text in my clipboard pastes ...
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Mouse/Trackpad Option Missing

I am very new to Ubuntu. I know what xterm is and how to use apt-get etc. That's about all I know about ubuntu at the moment. Though I have been wondering why I don't not have certain options in my ...
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Enable right click when bottom right corner of trackpad tapped

I recently updated from 14.04 to 15.04 and am trying to resolve an issue with my Logitech TK820. Prior to the update, when I tapped the bottom right hand corner of the trackpad, I would see the right ...
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HP Pavilion 13 x2 mouse pad not working

I am new to Ubuntu and I have recently installed the newest update (15.04). My problem started with 14.10 where the mousepad stopped working, it clicks but does not react to me trying to move it. ...
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Missing trackpad features

I've just installed 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop. Everything seems to work great out of the box except for the trackpad. The pointer is OK and left-clicks and single taps are registered, however ...
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Trackpad trouble. Can't locate similar problems/solutions

My trackpad seems to reconfigure itself at random. It seems as if the area defined to sense scrolling or two finger taps (which is not even a setting I have defined) suddenly turns on causing nearly ...
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MacBook 5,1 trackpad continuous dragging

I've found a lot of things online about trackpads with Linux but can't find an answer to this (though maybe I'm using the wrong keywords?) My only issue with the trackpad occurs when I click and ...
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Dell XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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Logitech k400r wireless keyboard trackpad settings for Ubuntu 14.04

I brought a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r and plugged it to my laptop, OS is Ubuntu 14.04. It worked just out of the box. However the problem I noticed that its trackpad is very slow and I ...
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Track Pad not supporting click and drag

Dell Inspiron 15-7537: Trackpad doesnt function properly in Ubuntu whereas it flawlessly does in Windows. The click and drag feature is erratic. I rectified it using sudo modprobe -r psmouse ...
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14.10 Trackpad works correctly on live CD, but not after installation

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 7746 notebook, and have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on alongside Windows. All has worked well so far, but I am having a frustrating getting the trackpad to work correctly. The ...
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How to disable right click on the touchpad

I am wondering if there is a way to disable the right click button while still being able to use the two-finger click option... my track pad is completely clickable and I often am clicking on things, ...
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Keyboard/Trackpad Unresponsive on Macbook Air 4,1 (14.10) after install script

I was reading the WIKI page on the Macbook air with Ubuntu when I came across this auto-setup script: post-install-precise.sh which I decided to run because it seemed to automate installing all of the ...
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Max speed and acceleration in Gpointing-device-settings have no effect

Trying to get my Synaptics trackpad (on a Thinkpad T420) dialed in. Almost perfect, but the max speed and acceleration settings in Gpointing Device Settings appear to have absolutely no effect, so I'm ...
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(?How to?) Make Ubuntu more touchscreen friendly- Yoga 2 [closed]

Ususally, it seems that the Linux Desktop/Laptop OS community is way ahead of the standard Windows Experience- however, with the new windows 8.1 laptops out, I feel like Ubuntu is a step behind. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Trackpad not working (left and right click work)

I was recently updating my Radeon graphics drivers, pre install the trackpad was functioning as normal, post install i can only left or right click. Running xinput list returns that i have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 mouse/trackpad not working

I dual-boot installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 with Windows 7 on a HP ProBook 4545s (I'm new to this). After installation, everything worked, and then I installed emacs, a software package (fenics), and ...
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Logitech T650 multitouch gestures

I am currently running elementary Os Freya (based on ubuntu 14.04) and I was wondering the best way to enable multitouch gestures for my external Logitech Trackpad T650. I tried to install Ginn and ...
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After using Intel Graphics Installer my touchpad no longer works

I am still able to use a mouse however, but the touchpad will not respond. Toggling the on/off button for the trackpad on my keyboard does not change anything. I haven't seen anything that permanently ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...
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Internet and Trackpad don't work anymore (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, I just got a new laptop, and because of that I set aside my Ubuntu laptop for a few days. The last time I used it was Tuesday and it worked 100% perfectly. Flash forward to today, I just started ...
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Wireless trackpad with FULL multitouch suppport

I'm in the market for a wireless touchpad that can make complete use of ubuntu's multitouch features. It needs to be able to detect at least 4 fingers to do so. I had a notebook a while back with a ...
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Windows-like select and drag behavior in Kubuntu 14.04

In Windows (and OS X as well), when I need to select some text or drag something around, I tap and hold one finger on my trackpad, and then move another finger over it. This is especially useful when ...
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Trackpad not working (Using SeaBios on Samsung Series 5 Chromebook)

I'm in a little bit of a special situation. I have a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, and upgraded my SSD to a new Crucial M550 128GB SSD. In order for the chromebook to recognize the SSD, and to also ...
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HP Elitebook Revolve 810 trackpad not working

I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu today and the trackpad will click, but will not right click or scroll. I'm fairly new to Linux so any help would be extremely helpful.
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Disabling Touch-to-Click when TrackPad Appears as PS/2 Generic Mouse

I have a Vostro 3560 with Ubuntu 13.10. I want to disable my touchpad's touch-to-click ability. gpointing-device-settings shows my trackpad as a PS/2 Generic Mouse so it's not very helpful.
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Ubuntu trackpad warning

I have a Surface Pro with the type keyboard using Ubuntu 14.04. It mostly works fine; however, anytime I click the left mouse button on the trackpad this annoying popup with a trackpad and X appears ...
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HP Envy Touchpad/Trackpad/Mousead glitching after updating from Ubuntu 14.04.1

So, windows refugee and my first new computer in...about a decade. Fair warning. Touchpad was fine at first, then I did the prompted updates. I also tried to install the beta of scrivener, it ...
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Disable trackpad two fingers + double tap with third finger bringing up Alt-Tab menu

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Macbook Air. Using exactly two fingers on the trackpad, then double tapping with either third finger brings up the same menu as Alt-Tab does. Is it possible to turn off this ...
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how to make my keyboard work again?

I have a chromebook that is running 14.04 and I was trying to get the trackpad to work so I tried the following: mkdir ~/backup sudo mv /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/* ~/backup/ cd ...
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Trackpad not working when updated to Ubuntu 14.10

When I updated from 14.04 to 14.10 I noticed my track-pad cursor and left and right mouse clickers were not working. I have tried looking this issue up and can not find any solutions anywhere. If ...
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Dead touchpad/trackpad on new dell inpiron 15 7000

I recently bought a new dell inspiron 15 7000. (this one) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this system. The trackpad/touchpad does not respond at all, I'm guessing is not identified. xinput list: ⎡ ...
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trackpad not working in yoga11s

I have had Ubuntu installed on my yoga 11s for a 6 months now, but ever since I upgraded to 14.10 the trackpad has been intermittent. It'll work sometimes right out of boot, but lately it hasn't work ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad breaks when touched with 3 or more fingers 14.04

I have paired my Apple Magic Trackpad. It worked fine as a normal mouse as soon as I paired it. I can move the pointer, scroll, and click/right click. If I put a third finger on the surface of the ...
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Asus laptop not recognizing trackpad

I recently installed Ubuntu on laptop here, an Asus uh I'm not 100% sure on the model, if there's a way to get the model number without reading that tiny number on the bottom, I'll do that and edit ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is ignoring touchpad settings

I have opened the mouse & touchpad control panel and moved the touchpad speed to "fast" but it's still very slow. Moving that back and forth makes no difference in speed, it's still ignored. How ...
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Touchpad and Keyboard wont work same time on 14.04

I have an All In One Microsoft keyboard and trackpad combo. When you are typing, you can not use the trackpad, until you stop. Same the other way around. This is especially annoying with gaming ...
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Cannot turn on trackpad

My laptop (an Aorus x3 plus) has a hardware keyboard combo to turn the trackpad on and off (FN + F10). Since I reinstalled 14.04 this combination does not activate my touchpad, which usefully appears ...