I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop (coming over from Windows) and I have found that most of my hardware works exactly like it did on windows however I have a soft touchpad and I often put a finger on the left click area while I move the touchpad with my right hand.
On Windows this worked perfectly (I could keep my left finger lightly on the touchpad and use my right hand to move the mouse around) but on Ubuntu as soon as I put two fingers on my touchpad the touchpad does not move around anymore (It starts working again once I lift a finger off). It also works if I actually press my left finger to click but not if I just lightly hold my finger on the touchpad. How should I fix this? I know I have a synaptics touchpad. Thanks.