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

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How do I enable my synaptics trackpad?

When I booted 11.10 from the Install CD, everything worked fine. However, once I installed Ubuntu, my trackpad stopped working - does anyone know why this is so?
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Grab Handles appearing randomly, causes erratic mouse behavior

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 11.10 recently. Every so often, Grab Handles will appear on the active window. Sometimes they simply disappear after a few seconds without causing me any problems. ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad multitouch configuration

Today I installed the Ubuntu 10.10 release on my Desktop PC. I was running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with an Apple Magic Trackpad and everything was working fine. After today's fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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Disable Mouse Movement in Tap Zones on Synaptics Trackpad

I have an HP dv6-3160 with a "soft" trackpad e.g. the buttons are part of it. Ubuntu 12.10 works well with it apart from when I want to drag+drop. Because the mouse movement area includes the buttons ...
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Where can I download the Synaptics Touchpad suite?

On Synaptics website, they advertise the Synaptics Touchpad suite for Linux, but it is not available for download. Am I looking in the wrong place? How do I get a hold of this? This would solve my ...
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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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Will the Logitech T650 rechargable wireless touchpad work with Ubuntu?

I've searched Google, but haven't found any answer to this. I'm thinking about getting the Logitech T650 wireless touchpad as a replacement for my old mouse. (More information: ...
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gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

I've been using gpointing-device-settings to enable both two-finger and edge scrolling on my trackpad, but it seems to not "remember" after reboot. The settings are still "ticked" in ...
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How do I disable the right side of my trackpad?

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the right hand side of my trackpad in Ubuntu. The default behavoir is for the right hand side to right click. However, I would like a single click anywhere on ...
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How do I disable multimedia buttons on my laptop? The system sees them as a trackpad resulting in erratic behavior.

I have this Sony Vaio, VGN-CS16T, running 12.04. It is a chinese computer that has not been sold outside of south east asian markets. I don't read chinese, so I can't find a lot of support for it. ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad aftrer upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) - Multitouch not working!

The title describes my problem. On Ubuntu 11.10 Multi-touch worked fine on my Apple Magic Trackpad. Now i have only "ONE-FINGER-Control". Scrolling is only possible on the right side of the pad with ...
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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Increase pointer speed for trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying make Apple Trackpad more usable for my needs. So did set the motion-acceleration to 120 and motion-threshold to -500 as suggested here and shown in the image below. The speed of ...
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My trackpad doesn't turn on after I turn it off, before that it works

The trackpad on my ASUS laptop doesn't work after I press off and then on. Before I press off the first time it works well, afterwards it doesn't work even though the light indicator is on. This ...
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Tap-to-click not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I edited Xorg.conf as suggested here to control the speed of pointer movement for Apple Magic Trackpad in 12.04.1 and it works. But now the trackpad does not recognize tap-to-click. I read the man ...
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Using three finger swipe

I liked having a three finger swipe up to spread all open windows and having a three finger swipe down minimize all windows. Is there a way I can implement this in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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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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Speakers make tiny crackle noise every second, then trackpad stops working on a Dell Studio XPS 1640

So for the past few days, an issue has arisen that can't be ignored anymore with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop. I've had 12.04 installed on it for months with no problems until ...
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Trackpad Freezes often [closed]

I have newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and as soon as I start my system the trackpad freezes and I have to restart the system once again and there after every few minutes this keeps ...
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How can I get multitouch enabled on my Sentelic touchpad (msi x350 notebook)?

I understand my MSI x350 notebook comes with a Sentelic trackpad, which supports multi-touch (according to the MSI website). Is there a way to enable multitouch on Ubuntu? I've been having difficulty ...
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Natural scrolling not working for horizontal scroll, how to fix this?

I've enabled natural scrolling via Ubuntu Tweak's miscellaneous options, but that doesn't seem to take effect for horizontal scroll; neither in web browsers, nor in nautilus or other native ...
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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Macbook Trackpad very coarse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Everything seems to be working just fine except the trackpad. The right click (with 2 fingers) works just fine but when i try to scroll the cursor it is very ...
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touchpad stops working after login

My gf's touchpad has started acting funky since she hooked it up to a projector. It works alright on startup, but as soon as she gets out of the login screen, the cursor freezes up and she has to use ...
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Middle button on trackpad/point doesn't work with GNOME 3

I just upgraded my GUI from Unity to GNOME3. There's one problem I'm having, though. Pointing Devices apparently loses functionality in GNOME3, but I need to be able to use my trackpoint. Pointing ...
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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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Is it possible to manually define the usable space on my laptop's trackpad?

I have an Asus UX21A ultrabook. It's really sweet in most respects. However, there is one issue which to me is a design flaw, though maybe some people think it's a feature. The tracking area of 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 ...
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How do I enable OSX-like three-finger swipes in 11.10 and 12.04?

In MacOSX the default settings is to move back/forward a page in Firefox when I do a three-finger swipe left/right. In Unity, three-finger-swipes invokes window movement. How can I configure ...
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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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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 ...