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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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Lenovo Ideapad Touchpad not Moving

I recently get a Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 and install Ubuntu 20.04.2 on it. The kernel version is 5.8.0-43-generic. My issue is that I can click using the touchpad but I can't move the cursor with it. ...
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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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Pinch-to-Zoom stopped working system-wide after Kernel-Upgrade

I am still fairly new to Ubuntu, even though I am using it for over a year now. I have tweaked the desktop a little with gnome extensions and so on and so far I could manage to solve all problems I ...
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Touchpad not working in ubuntu 21.04

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu 21.04 from 20.10 on my laptop. Sometimes when i start my laptop, touchpad does not work at all and I have to restart, after restarting most of the times the touchpad ...
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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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How to enable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad?

How to enable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad by editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-synaptics-ovverides.conf ?
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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 to properly configure synaptics settings for touchpad?

I've recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm liking every aspect of it much better, except for my touchpad behavior. I have a Thinkpad T480 and my touchpad feels clunky compared to ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad not working

I tried to install synaptics using $sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but it's not working. Also in $xinput list it's not showing any device related to touchpad, and running $syndaemon ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Synaptics Device tap treshold change

After I did the last update of Ubuntu (I don't exactly remember but I also might install Microsoft fonts), since then my touchpad working differently. In past, I didn't need to tap strong but now, I ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad stops working after some time

I'm running the synaptics driver on X11 using i3wm. Tapping the touchpad and using two fingers to scroll will work just fine after starting the X server. A few minutes later, at some point the ...
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Touchpad button area is sensitive: how to change edge settings? (libinput)

The button area in my touchpad is sensitive (it should not): every time I click, I move the pointer as well. They are clickable buttons, not virtual ones. When synaptics was the default driver, there ...
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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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Touchpad not working after a while 20.04

I have a DELL Vostro Laptop and I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. The problem is when I start the system the touchpad works fine after I leave the laptop untached for a while I cannot use the synaptics touchpad....
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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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Touchpad has a delay after clicking

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 a few days ago and I have always had this problem (which i can't seem to replicate when i boot from usb). When I boot my laptop (Aspire E 15 E5-571G-35YH) touchpad works ...
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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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Touchpad not working/not listed in Xinput lenovo ideapad -3- 14IIL05(ubuntu 20.04)

Touchpad is not listed in Xinput list. I have tried Kernals 5.4.0.42.46, 5.4.0.26.30, 5.3.18, 5.4.48, 5.6.0, 5.7.15, 5.8.1. Touchpad is not working in any of these kernals. But it is working in ...
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Touchpad ID keeps changing

I want to change some settings for my touchpad, like the deceleration value among others. I can change using the command 'xinput --set-prop 11 272 1.5', where 11 is the touchpad id, and 272 is the ...
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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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Touchpad “Tap to Click” option not working

I am facing a very strange problem in Ubuntu 18.04 after an update. I am unable to select the "Tap to Click" option from the settings. When I open settings from the GUI, every time I see it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchpad No Longer Working

I've upgraded my Toshiba Satellite C55-B5356 to Ubuntu 18.04 a while ago and have always had trouble with the touchpad. I usually use a usb mouse though so up until now I have never had a need to fix ...
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Re-enable synaptic touchpad on unlock/wake from sleep - Lenovo Yoga 900 - Kubuntu 20.04

Google has not really helped me to solve this problem, so I've come to the experts. When my laptop springs back into life from going to sleep, the login screen comes up for the password and there is ...
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Touchpad recognised as a generic mouse

I've just re-installed 20.04 (dual boot with Windows 10) on my Lenovo ideapadY700. My laptop recognises touchpad as mouse. I have no other mouse plugged. I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know much... $ ...
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Lenovo Touchpad issue 20.04

I decided to swap from Windows to Ubuntu 20.04 (I'm a newbie) and I found a problem with the touchpad. uname -r gives: 5.4.0-33-generic xinput gives: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=...
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Disable Touchpad while writing is not working in Ubuntu GNOME 20.04

I recently upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04. I noticed that the Disable Touchpad While Writing setting doesn't work in GNOME desktop environment. It is "on" in Tweaks, but no change. My keyboard is ...
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Touchpad sensitivity on Dell XPS using Ubuntu 20.04

It seems to be a common problem that the touchpad is far too sensitive causing random jumps and clicks, but none of the suggestions I've found seem to work for me on: Dell XPS 15 Model 9560 Ubuntu 20....
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How to switch from libinput to synaptics in Ubuntu 20.04LTS?

Is it still possible to use synaptics for touchpad driver with Ubuntu 20.04LTS? I have installed server-xorg-input-synaptics, renamed files so that synaptics has priority over libinput /usr/share/...
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Touchpad not working properly on Lenovo Carbon x1

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop. Everything works well except the touchpad. Essentially it works, but when the machine goes into sleep after being idle for a while (like 30 ...
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Touchpad of Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IIL not detected in 18.04 and 19.10, Ubuntu and Kubuntu

I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad s145-15IIL, which works with Windows 10 with no problems. I installed Ubuntu, but the pointer of the mouse was stacked in the center of the screen. I can't move it with the ...
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configure vertical scrolling using three fingers

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and want to set up three finger scrolling (and four finger scrolling) on my laptop. I already have two-finger scrolling enabled. While searching I saw other people ...
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How to disable Palm Detection/Exclusion on Ubuntu 19.10?

I want one very simple thing, I want to keep my touchpad always enabled when typing and I want the entire touchpad working no matter where I start my tapping from. Just to be clear, I do not want to ...
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Elantech Touchpad Not Working ( Laggy, Stuttering )

I recently bought a notebook. The touchpad works on Windows 10; but it doesnt on ubuntu 18.04 and 19.10. Didn't try it on other versions. It also doesn't work in live boots. By "Doesn't work", I mean ...
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How To: moving the touchpad cursor WHILE typing?

I was wondering if anyone knows how to disable the mandate that Ubuntu sets by default that if you are typing, you can not move the touchpad. I would like to type AND move the touchpad at the same ...
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ThinkPad T480's touchpad receives intermittent random input after a few minutes of use

I'm having a strange intermittent problem with my nearly brand new ThinkPad T480's touchpad upon a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 (Linux 5.3.0). After using the touchpad for a few minutes after boot ...

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