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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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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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Synaptic touchpad [closed]

I have ubuntu 19. My touchpad was not as smooth as it has to be. So I searched the forums and installed Synaptics. After installing, my touchpad became smooth but my keyboard stopped working. How can ...
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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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Show applications only scrolls one page with touchpad

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and Gnome 3.36.2. When opening Show Applications I can only scroll down (with the touch pad) one page. The side buttons work to change the page but if I scrolled down after ...
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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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TouchPad is jumpy and buggy on ubuntu

Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 510 Cursor Tracking Video: https://gfycat.com/givingfarflungcoati xinput --list: https://pastebin.com/yqtYsbQw I am running Ubuntu on a USB, the first few days the cursor ...
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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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Erratic Touchpad Scrolling 18.04

Dell XPS 13, ~2018. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic Intel® Core™ i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 8 Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) Gnome ...
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Touchpad tap sensitivity adjustment (Thinkpad X1 Yoga 4th Gen)

I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 4 running Kubuntu 18.04. I constantly get false-positive "taps" when my fingers barely graze the touchpad. The options to change tap sensitivity are inactive and greyed ...
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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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Touchpad slowly stopped working after I tried to install fingerprint verification from tutorial linked below

After I tried this tutorial, Fingerprint Activation on Ubuntu 18.04, my touchpad slowly stopped working. At first I lost the ability to select, then it stopped moving, and finally it could not select/...
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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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Touchpad not working on Lenovo Ideapad 520

I have Lenovo Ideapad 520 running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and Windows 10. Currently I'm having an issue with the touchpad. The touchpad works only on Windows and not on Ubuntu. I have tried to install ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad behaviour/config problems: 2-finger click and scroll, typing palm

I know there are many questions answered about touchpads on Ubuntu 18.04, and I've tried combinations of most of them, using Tweaks apps, synclient etc. But I simply cannot find a configuration that ...
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Trackpad tapping is blocked after motion 18.04

I've tried configuring two trackpads (laptop internal and Apple Magic Trackpad) using synaptics and libinput respectively, but still find that sometimes trackpad taps aren't detected. Using xinput --...
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Reduce SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad sensitivity on Ubuntu 18.04LTS

ProBook 4530s Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Gnome fresh install xinput list output ~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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18.04 bug: Debugging a failure to detect a Synaptics touchpad device on boot

I have a sporadic issue where my laptop's synaptics touchpad device is not detected on boot, resulting in the device only being registered as a PS/2 Generic Mouse device, rather than a SynPS/2 ...
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Fn+F1 key does not disable touchpad. also can't change the led behaviour of my laptops' keyboard

There are other posts about this but none are solved, or their answer doesn't help me. I found a script, to wich I could bind CTRL+F1 (in settings) but not the Fn key. I want to find a driver that ...
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How do I fix two finger scroll on the Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) touchpad?

The touchpad on the Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) is supposed to support two-finger scroll. However even after enabling it the two-finger scroll support is broken and using two fingers has no additional ...
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How do I dmake Synaptics touchpad feel more like on Windows?

In Win10 the touchpad feels good with stock/OEM Synaptic drivers, it's very accurate/slow when I move my finger slowly on the pad and when I move my finger fast the speed of the cursor is much faster /...
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Touchpad gets stuck in Edge Scrolling 18.04.3

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 on a Gateway NV57H58u laptop and update it regularly. The last couple of months I noticed that the touchpad was not registering the cursor correctly. It would freeze in mid-...
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Synaptics-Touchpad (xorg-xserver) tap sensitivity too high

I have a Lenovo x1 carbon 7th gen. I just recently installed the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to fix the disabled click buttons after suspension. Since I have installed the synaptics driver, the tap ...
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Multiple tochpad drivers / disable touchpad while typing

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 19.10 on a ThinkPad T480. After the upgrade I recognized, that my touchpad isn't disabled while typing. I found this thread (How can I disable touchpad while ...
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Lubuntu touchpad click fails occasionally yet logout works

Synaptics Touchpad occasionally breaks on Lubuntu. The cursor always works, but the tapping doesn't. Logout or reboot will temporaly come to normal. I tried many methods, could not solve the problem. ...
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Dell XPS 15 9570 with Ubuntu 19.04 synaptics touchpad problem

There is an article in dell.com about how to fix the touchpad: https://www.dell.com/support/article/ca/en/cabsdt1/sln308258/precision-xps-ubuntu-general-touchpad-mouse-issue-fix?lang=en However it ...
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Touchpad not working on Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 10 for almost a year and a half now, initially, the touchpad worked fine but one day it stopped working. However, my wireless USB mouse is ...
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Send touch events from touchpad?

I was wondering if you can configure a synaptics or libinput powered touchpad to also expose its touch events, so that an API such as Xinput2.2 can consume them. Using evtest I can see that five ...
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Unable to install any package due to oem touchpad synaptics problem

Every time I try to install any package from the command line following error appears: command line error If I try to update system packages I see the same error. system update error Removing oem-...
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Touchpad not working ! I have updated the GRUB and my xlist does show the synaptic drive but still my touchpad is not working!

I have dell Inspiron 3000 series and Ubuntu 18.04. Recently my touchpad stopped working. It used to work fine but just a couple of days before, it has stopped working. I don't think this is a hardware ...
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Touchpad dosn't work on Lenovo V330-15IKB

the touchpad on my laptop just went wrong. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and my machine runs on dualboots. Works on Windows, the touchpad only, not on Linux. I tried adjusting the grub configuration, but ...
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dell vostro laptop, ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, touchpad not working

I have DELL machine with UBUNTU 18.04.3 LTS operating system. I did a routine software update, when prompted by Ubuntu to update itself. And post it, I did a restart. After the restart my touchpad ...
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Touchpad doesnt work before and after login,but usb mouse works

My dell laptops synaptic touchpad doesn't work after installing last update for Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell inspiron 15 laptop but the Usb mouse works finely. I tried all of the following commands and got ...
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Touchpad not responding in Ubuntu 18.04

I admit that I am very new to using a terminal for solutions, but since updating my Ubuntu to 18.04 the touchpad on my laptop has not been responding. I have searched, with the greatest lists of ...
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Touchpad suddenly broken on 18.04.3 LTS

I turned on my Aspire One last night and the touchpad was totally non-responsive. To use my laptop, I needed to get a mouse. The touchpad has worked fine for me for more than a year now. I am using ...
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Gestures: Tip Tap and three/four finger click

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop and a big fan on gestures on the trackpad. Sadly ubuntu doesn't support a lot of them by default. But I would love to have support for many more gestures like "tip ...
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My touchpad has stopped working in 18.04

The touchpad on my laptop stopped working after the update today. The mouse cursor is visible in the corner, but it doesn't move and the click buttons don't work. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS on a ...
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Touchpad using libinput instead of synaptics driver

The touchpad on my lenovo x230 is not running the synaptics driver which I need for its increased capabilities. Instead, it's using libinput. How can I get the synaptics driver to take priority on ...
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Error install emacs-lucid

When I upgraded from 19.04 to 19.10 there was one package that was not able to update that was emacs-lucid. When I try to upgrade it now I get the error: dpkg: warning: old emacs-lucid package pre-...
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Touchpad stopped working ubuntu 18.04

I know it seems like an easy fix, but I do swear to you that I've tried everything. The thing is: I was typing normally and suddenly the touchpad stopped working. I switched to Win10 to see if it ...
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Touchpad stopped working after system update

I'm using ubuntu 18.04.3 in my DELL VOSTRO-15 3546 laptop, after an update, suddenly my touchpad stopped working after an update 2 days ago . I'm using a USB mouse now. xinput list says `Virtual ...
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On 18.04 LTS, how can the TrackPoint driver be changed from libinput back to Synaptics?

I want to change the TrackPoint driver from libinput to Synaptics. I am using a ThinkPad X390 and I have tried the latest version of the libinput driver and I have tried to find out why the libinput ...
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Enable middle mouse button touchpad emulation for xubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS 15

How can I map a three-finger tab on the touchpad to a middle mouse click? In another question I've found synclient TapButton3=2 and this works, but it seems a bit strange to run a shell script on ...

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