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

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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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Trackpad not working on Toshiba Satellite U505!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Toshiba Satellite U505, and everything is working fine, except my trackpad, my trackpad doesn't want to turn on, I was a previous Windows 7 user, and the ...
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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 ...
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While using trackpad Ubuntu locks up graphics related

My computer is locking up while I'm using the trackpad. It seems to occur most after I install graphics drivers on a fresh install of ubuntu. It has occured once on a fresh install of 14.10. It also ...
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Why is my trackpad not working in Lubuntu 14.10?

Just installed Lubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872. Cursor is immediately in middle of screen and will not move. Is there something I can do from the terminal that will fix the issue? The ...
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How do keep the modified Logitech T650 trackpad configuration persistent

The most essential features of the Logitech T650 trackpad works right out of the box. However, I was unable to get ‘Natural scrolling’ to work. After a bit of searching, I was led to this post by ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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Apple Magic Touchpad — Multitouch Question

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Mini with the Apple magic trackpad and it's been working flawlessly, but I had a question about the trackpad. The two finger scrolling and everything works, ...
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Reenabling default installation of trackpad on Dell XPS13

I have been having a lot of issues with the mouse cursor jumping all over the screen on my Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the things I did was install some "upstream" drivers using the ...
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Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM TouchPad only moves when clicking, fixed but unexplained

I dual boot between 14.04 and Windows 7 professional on a Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM. When starting Ubuntu I found that the cursor would only move when the touchpad was clicked and held down. In addition: ...
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Need help fixing Ubuntu 14.04 on yoga 2 pro

I need to know how to fix the display issues and problems with the trackpad on the yoga 2 pro using Ubuntu 14.04. So the issues are as follows: With the Trackpad its over sensitive in that when I ...
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Change trackpad click settings to those used on OSX

I am having some problems with my trackpad with Ubuntu and my Samsung Series 9 laptop. The insane sensitivity of the trackpad I can overcome with a mouse when using laptop on a desk, but on my lap ...
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How to enable drag and drop with trackpad in Ubuntu 14.04

About 80% of the time when I try to drag objects or select text by using the left-click button and the trackpad, it doesn't work. Instead what happens is I move the cursor, but nothing happens ...
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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 ...