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Synaptics Touchpad is a utility for configuring multitouch on laptop touchpads. Not to be confused with the Synaptic Package Manager, for which the "synaptic" tag should be used instead.

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Trackpad failed on 22.04

New Ubuntu user. Just installed 22.04 on a frame.work laptop. Worked fine for a few days and then scrolling on trackpad failed. Scrolling fails on Ubuntu 22.04 gave me a gsettings script, $ gsettings ...
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What are the default values of the Synaptic Finger property?

My first time post here. I have been using Ubuntu 16 on HP Elitebook 2560P for a few years now and recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18. Immediately after upgrading I noticed the touchpad was a lot less ...
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Disable middle click with Wayland

I switched my ubuntu from 21.10 impish to 22.04 jammy which implied to leave x11 for wayland. I prevented unsolicited selection paste or unwanted closed tabs by completely disabling middle click with ...
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Physical Mouse Buttons do not work on Lenovo Yoga X1, Ubuntu 18.04

Problem The buttons above the touchpad that are supposed to be left-, middle-, and right-click do not work at all currently. It used to work at some point in the past. Just a few minutes after asking ...
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How to run consecutive commands in bash script? (Synclient)

I have an executable document about stops and starts touchpad, that includes; #!/bin/bash sudo modprobe -r psmouse; sudo modprobe psmouse; I added ";" between commands so it can run ...
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Touchpad utilizes CPU even if totally disabled in BIOS and X

I have problems with CPU spikes from irq/204-rmi4_sm when I touch the touchpad in a Lenovo Thinkpad Extreme. I have disabled the Touchpad in BIOS as well as in X. However still the IRQ is fired every ...
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Touchpad not working after update

I use a HP NoteBook 15 and formatted the laptop and installed ubuntu in it. The touchpad works with the initial version of the kernel. After I ran sudo apt-get upgrade it stopped detecting the ...
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How to improve trackpad precision on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 (kernel is 5.4.0-99-lowlatency, but issue is the same on the generic kernel) on a Thinkpad X260. The trackpad device is "Synaptics TM3075-002". Basically, for small, ...
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Synaptics touchpad settings from xorg.conf are not applied

I can't set options for my touchpad's synaptics driver. Sorry if this looks like a duplicate but I tried solutions from other questions and none worked. I focused on doing it the 'right way' so using ...
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ELAN Touchpad is no longer recognized by synaptics after updating to 21.10

After updating my system from 21.04 to 21.10 via do-release-upgrade, synaptics seems to either not load at all, or simply does not recognize my touchpad. I've had problems with my touchpad before, but ...
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Touchpad two finger scroll too fast. Synaptics not working

I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad L340. The touchpad two-finger scrolling is too fast. Tried Solutions like: xinput --set-prop <id> 'Synaptics Scrolling Distance' 8 8 but ...
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How do I increase touchpad sensitivity on Ubuntu 21.10?

How do I increase touchpad sensitivity on Ubuntu 21.10? I used to put my signature on some documents by drawing with a stylus on my touchpad(dumb, I know, but stylus feels better than using my finger)....
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Ubuntu 20.4 LTS touchpad acting very wierdly

It’s been almost three hours since I installed ubuntu 20.4.3 LTS on my old laptop (Dell Latittude E5420), and my touchpad is acting very weirdly: it automatically clicks, laggs, completely stop ...
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ELAN Touchpad not working

I was using my touchpad just fine for quite a while (months), and one day I simply turned on my laptop and it no longer functions. I tried messing with input drivers, and I've found out if I remove ...
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Trackpad not detected after upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10

I have been using Ubuntu with my Dell Precisoon E5470 flawlessly, until I upgraded to version 21.10. The trackpad is simply not detected anymore, e.g. cat /proc/bus/input/devices does not list the ...
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What is the Wayland equivalent of xinput and synclient and ~/.xprofile?

Ubuntu (21.10 now) wants us to use Wayland instead of X11 but how to do this in Wayland: mac2011-linux% more ~/.xprofile ## emulate middle with double click # xinput set-prop 12 353 1 ## avoid ...
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After installing Ubuntu 18.04 the touchpad randomly moves

After installing Ubuntu 18.04 in a PC that previously had Ubuntu 20.04 working without problems, now, after the installation is complete the touchpad cursor moves randomly and opens menus etc. The ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 on dynabook

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on dynabook GX83. My Touchpad is not working at all however the USB mouse is working correctly. Though I'd like to use the Touchpad. I searched and tried a lot of commands but ...
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while Scrolling with 2 fingers on touch-pad contents skipped in Ubuntu?

I have just dual-booted windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.04 and I am facing a problem with scrolling on any page in Ubuntu. Whenever I scroll down a page with the touch-pad contents get skipped or move very ...
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Problem with two-finger scrolling on the touchpad

When I scroll vertically, it scrolls horizontally in parallel. It is impossible to slide two fingers down in the table, so that there is no horizontal scrolling. This was not the case before. I want ...
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Synaptics touchpad Issue after OS reinstall

recently I have been facing with issues for Nvidia drivers and eventually I decided to clean install Ubuntu 21.04. which indeed solved the issue. However, now my touchpad is not working at all. At ...
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How to fix fast scrolling in Ubuntu 20.04.3 running in hyper-v?

I am using Ubuntu via hyper-v.. two finger scroll via touchpad is too sensitive (ie) it is too fast for page scroll. I am also not getting touchpad options in settings. I tried to install and reboot, ...
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Ubuntu Server fails "apt-get update" after fresh install

I'm trying to set up my old Thinkpad R500 as an Ubuntu homeserver. Installation (w/o any snaps, with full encryption) went smooth. But as soon as I try to sudo apt-get update after restart I get ...
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Disable touchpad upper left corner

On my Thinkpad L13 with Elantech Touchpad running Ubuntu 20.04 I want to disable upper left corner of touchpad to avoid double contact when I click or keep my finger on the left mouse button and at ...
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Enable touchpad acceleration (21.04, Wayland)

Moving my finger 3 cm over the touchpad moves the cursor across approximately half the screen, regardless how quickly/slowly I do it. That means I either can't easily hit a click target (current ...
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Touchpad not working - Chuwi Lapbook Pro - Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Chuwi Lapbook Pro and I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04. The touchpad does not work at all, not even detected in the settings. I've tried installing various Synaptics and libinput drivers and ...
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Trackpad lagging on Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIIL05 with Ubuntu 20.04

My laptop is a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIIL05. The touchpad is just lagging a lot and getting worse and worse. Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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How can I get absolute touchpad coordinates

From what I understand, earlier versions of the Synaptic driver in Ubuntu had an 'absolute mode' for the trackpad which allowed the user to access absolute coordinates as well as relative coordinates. ...
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The touchpad does not work after installing ubuntu 20.04 on an hp laptop

Notebook: HP Pavilion 15-ec1058ur 22P97EA (AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 3.0GHz/16384Mb/512Gb SSD/nVidia GeForce GTX 1650 4096Mb) Hello, during the installation, the touchpad worked completely, after installation,...
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How to adjust Trackpad "Tap Sensitivity" without adjusting mouse speed

Im on Ubuntu 20, GNome Desktop. The touchpad on my Dell Precision 5550 is huge and just way to sensitive causing lots of undesired effects while typing. I'd like to keep my "Touchpad Speed" ...
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Adjusting touchpad speed with synaptics but palm detection with libinput

I am using a ThinkPad E595 with Ubuntu 20.04 and tried to alter the touchpad acceleration. Since xinput --list-props 13 didn't give me any options other than libinput Accel Speed I installed sudo apt-...
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MSFT All-in-one keyboard touchpad not working

I'm trying to use an external Microsoft All-in-one keyboard on a fresh install of my distro. The keyboard itself works out of the box, even the keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately, the integrated ...
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How do I disable part of my touchpad?

I have an MSI laptop that has a touchpad that is WAY too wide. Part of my right hand rests on the touchpad, and I often accidentally move the cursor when my hand rubs against the touchpad. It is ...
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How can I set the Synaptics TouchPad's hardware right-click button to middle click?

In Windows, I can configure the actions for the Synaptics TouchPad (and TouchStyk) hardware click buttons as I want. How can I do this in Kubuntu? There's no option for the touchpad buttons on the ...
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Touchpad bugs: 2 fingers scroll stops working, sensitivity increases, cursor moving on its own after a move

On Ubuntu 20.04, my Touchpad is having weird bugs that start at random moments that I couldn't link to any special activity. It seems to just start randomly. Here are the different effects that I can ...
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Touchpad cannot move the cursor

Suddenly I cannot move the cursor using touchpad, however, the clicking is ok (left+right click) I have tried the following: Fn+F10 to turn on my touchpad Turn on touchpad in Mouse&Touchpad ...
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Touchpad Lenovo P14s 20.04 LTS stopped working

This week, I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Lenovo P14s. Initially everything, including the touchpad, worked out of the box. Today though, my touchpad stopped working. Since in another forum the ...
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Why did my touchpad stop working? [closed]

All of a sudden my mouse started clicking randomly, sometimes it gets stuck in one position and sometimes starts jumping around. It didn't have any problems before to maybe indicate deteriorating ...
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Touchpad sometimes lagging in scrolling

i'm using ubuntu 20.04.1 and i'm facing this problem when i scroll in any application sometimes it works perfectly and sometimes lagging and i don't know why . i try to find out solution , but i'm new ...
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Touchpad features, like right click and scrolling with two fingers not working

Hello everybody Am new to ubuntu linux and i have ubuntu 20.04 and before this i was using windows 10. In windows i had all the features of touchpad like right click and scroll with two fingers etc. ...
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Restore Apple Magic Trackpad 2 settings on Ubuntu

I couldn't solve this problem despite spending many hours (two days), so I decided to ask here. How can I restore the default settings for the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 when using on Ubuntu? My problem ...
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My laptop touchpad is not working properly using ubuntu 18.04

I have run these command on terminal: sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics After executing result is shown below The following information may help to resolve the ...
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Screenpad (Asus Zenbook's screen touchpad) gestures on Ubuntu 20.10

I want to enable some gestures to my Screenpad (Asus Zenbook's screen touchpad). I got an Asus UX334F and using Ubuntu 20.10. Some nice gestures could be pinch-to-zoom on the browser (google chrome) ...
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Virtualbox: 2-Finger-Touchpad-Scrolling on Win10 Guest very choppy (Ubuntu 20.04 Host)

After finally taking the plunge and upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04 I think I've hit the first snag: 2-Finger-Touchpad-Scrolling (Thinkpad X1) on Win10 Guest has become very choppy / unusable (Ubuntu ...
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Clickpad left click not working on Ubuntu 20.04 when touchpad is not touched

I have a problem with a new Ubuntu 20.04 setup on a new computer (Dell Precision 7550). The clickpad/touchpad looks like the following: The right and middle buttons work without problem. However the ...
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Ubuntu 20, touchpad flakey

I'm experiencing a lot of trouble with Ubuntu (various flavours) and my laptop Razer Blade 15. Occasionally the touchpad device stops working, except for accepting tap clicks, it does not scroll, nor ...
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Synaptics touchpad stops working randomly after suspend in MSI GS65

I have an MSI GS65 8RF running Ubuntu 20.04 (but the problem has been experienced with previous versions) and pretty much everything works OK except the touchpad. The touchpad sometimes stops working ...
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Touchpad gets disabled right after login

My touchpad had been working fine till yesterday and all of a sudden started acting weird. There is no trace of touchpad in settings and as soon as I login I get a notification that says "...
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I cannot close the update window when install through synptic (Ubuntu 20.04)

I have install flashplugin package through synaptic but there was a update information box which I cannot close it (I close it temporarily and then it appears on other day when I start the computer). ...
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How to disable left touchpad button but keep tap as click

My laptop's left touchpad button has become loose so it click automatically so I want to disable it.But keep tap as click. Earlier I used this solution : How to disable physical touchpad buttons but ...
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