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

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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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Use laptop trackpad as graphics tablet

I'm interested in using my laptop trackpad as a drawing tablet, i.e. using absolute rather than relative coordinates, similar to Inklet for OSX. The same question was asked in ubuntuforums.org in May ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Magic Mouse inertial scrolling and multi-touch gestures

Is it possible to use inertial two finger scrolling on Ubuntu with a magic mouse and also set up 3 finger swipes to trigger actions in compiz? Maybe using touchegg? I know it's possible with the ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Detect touchpad as touchpad

My touchpad seems to be recognized as a mouse instead of a touchpad. I have a Dell Precision M4600, and I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. vegard@vegard-laptop:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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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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Multitouch Trackpad Gestures Dell XPS 15

I'm trying to enable some multitouch gestures to mirror what OS X is capable of doing, such as brushing three fingers across the trackpad to switch desktops, swiping two fingers to navigate back in ...
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How to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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Disable three finger tap of Apple Trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I have configured Apple trackpad on Ubuntu 12.04 in xorg.conf as suggested here. I have also added "TapButton3" "0" but it does not disable three finger tap. My Question How to disable three ...
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Separate touchpad sensitivity

For gaming precision on PC, I have disabled mouse acceleration. The mouse speed works as I wanted to, however the touchpad is just too slow. Is there a way to have separate cursor speed for mouse and ...
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Configure Trackpoint sensitivity using a GUI

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61, which uses a Trackpoint. Every time I reinstall Ubuntu, the default sensitivity settings are much too low (it feels like I really have to push to move the cursor). I've ...
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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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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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Clicking URLS opens a new tab in FireFox

I'm running 10.04, with FireFox 3.6.x. I have NoScript and AdBlock installed, as well as Firebug and the GWT toolkit. The problem I'm having is that sometimes URLS open in new tabs even just with a ...
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Sluggish/unresponsive trackpad on pre-unibody MacBook Pro

I am running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal on pre-unibody MacBook Pro (2007 I believe). There seems to be a problem with trackpad - it barely works, in order to move cursor you have to move your finger a lot, ...
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How to disable 3 finger drag on macbook air trackpad. I'm a novice with command line

So I read the other answer for this question but I really was hoping to get a more basic explanation that would make sense to an ubuntu novice. I am running 12.10 on a 2011 macbook air and love it ...
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trackpad script not working on startup / login

The issue at hand My aim is to enable natural scrolling on system start (or session start), which - up until now - could be easily achieved using a startup script, but since migrating from 12.04 (32 ...
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How can I continue having two fingers on the trackpad?

I'm quite new to ubuntu (with GUI) - just got over from OS X. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro 9.2, and I have the habit of leaving one finger at the bottom of the trackpad ready to ...
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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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Accessing the terminal from GNOME without a mouse

I have a new Lenovo G560e, and have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. But the laptop's trackpad does not work! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingHardwareDetection suggests some commands to run before ...
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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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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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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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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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How to turn off scrolling emulation?

How can I turn off mouse-wheel emulation with middle mouse button? I need to use middle mouse shortcuts in Blender and that feature covers middle mouse in all aplications. It is possible to turn it ...
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Enabling multi-touch on a non-multi-touch touchpad

I have Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavilion G4-1025TX, which I don't think has multi-touch (it didn't have multi-touch when I was on the bundled Windows 7). Is it possible to enable multi-touch for this ...
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How do I disable the trackpad on my MacBook Pro using syndaemon?

I try to run syndaemon -i 2 -t -d to disable the trackpad while typing (detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Maverick). However, I am getting No synaptics properties on ...
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Kubuntu trackpad multifinger gesture support

I was wondering if there's a way to enable multi finger gesture support in Kubuntu 12.10. I specifically would like to quickly be able to change desktop or minimise apps. Other functionality would ...
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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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Enabling middle-click and gestures on multitouch clickpad? (Ubuntu 12.04; Samsung NP900X3A-A03US)

Out of the box (with the xorg.conf from the Ubuntu wiki), left-click, right-click, and two-finger scroll all work flawlessly. However, middle-click doesn't work at all (despite appearing to be ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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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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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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Trackpad/Touchpad not responding on an Acer Aspire 5333-2880. How can I get it to work again?

Im a new Ubuntu user, well new to Unix actually even if usually work with MacOS I had never really looked into it. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop a few days ago and so far everything was going well, ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 trackpad

A week ago I moved totally from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I've been really happy with the transition bar one annoying glitch. My trackpad sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. All other hardware including ...
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Trackpad Mimic Apple's Command Click

I have a laptop that has a trackpad for the mouse. I'm not using all the multi-touch capabilities of the trackpad and am currently only able to get left click working. Is there any way to setup ...
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Touchpad frozen after resume on a Gateway MX6650/MA2A

After the computer is resumed from sleep, the trackpad no longer works. I've tried different settings using the s2ram command, just to see if it would change anything. But that doesn't seem to be the ...
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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 ...