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Questions tagged [touchpad]

Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad/trackpads.

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Touch pad not working in lenovo ideapad 330 15IKB 81DE version

New laptop.. Just installed ubuntu 18.04 but touch pad not working.. Another problem is Ubuntu appstore is not working too.. please give a solution ASAP
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Auto Scroll up/down while selecting multi-page block not working [on hold]

i cannot select multi page text. Want to enable edge scrolling. Compaq Laptop
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Right click does not work even after using Gnome Tweaks

Ubuntu 18.04.1 64 bit I have a touchpad that is split at the bottom for right and left clicks. The sides are not separate buttons. When I boot Windows, depressing the bottom-right corner produces ...
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Mouse acting like left button is held down in some programs

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a Dell XPS 13 (9370). In certain programs the left mouse button is acting as if it is being constantly held down. So when moving over a block of text it is highlighting ...
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Enable dual input pairs using xinput and related tools

I've been unable to get this working, just the second pointer shows up and blinks. Please note that I have a dual monitor, single GPU layout. I'm not sure if the problem isn't related to the XOrg ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 touchpad not fully working after wake from suspend

When the laptop (Dell Vostro 15) wakes from suspend the mouse cursor can be moved with the touchpad at the login/lock screen, but once back in to the session does not move it. At this point plugging ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my DOS Lenovo Ideapad but the touchpad didn't worked and was also not showing up in input devices

I tried xinput but it didn't indicated my touchpad. I had tried all previous askubuntu questions but none of them worked.
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ASUS GL503VD touchpad issues on Ubuntu 18.04

The touchpad on my laptop (windows by default) is detected correctly I think, xinput test shows results, but the touchpad is very laggy, inputs clicks even when just moving the mouse pointer etc, ...
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Trackpad issue with mouse pointer Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Macbook pro 2010 6,2 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed in it. The mouse pointer works good, but suddenly it stopped for a second and started working again. It gets quite annoying when I am trying ...
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Asus Rog Strix 17 GL703GE acpi, touchpad, shutdown/reboot,lspci issue

I have a Asus rog Strix 17 GL703GE laptop with KDE Neon. I'm using the last kernel's version in the repository. 4.15.0-36-generic Nevertheless i have the following problems: Acpi errors lspci ...
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How to permanently disable the “tap dragging”-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling “tap to click”?

I have got almost the same question as How to disable the "tap dragging"-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling "tap to click"?, but I don't have enough reputation to ...
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Drivers issue on 18.04? Touchpad buttons and printer not working

Recently upgraded to 18.04 on Thinkpad E. 1) the 3 buttons over the touchpad (below space bar). Not working. (while touchpad endeed yes) 2) Installed Brother hl1200 drivers, seems to be perfectly ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchpad detection issue

I have seen this issue before on different forums and I understand Lenovo laptops aren't fully supported. However my touchpad sometimes works, I am a relatively new linux user, I first tried ubuntu 16....
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th Gen, 2017) - Touchpad behaviour changed / degraded a few days ago

Drag-and-drop (e.g. for selecting sth) is not acting as before; fear some (automatic) update might have messed it up. Any ideas how to fix / trouble-shoot / work-around? Really irritating... Further ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 scroll is uncomfortable

I'm new in Ubuntu and I install Nature scroll to scroll like window, but I have some issues: When I scroll, it's run blinking cursor to scroll. Not scroll at the cursor position. Example: when I use ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Using Track pad buttons produces on screen warning!

When ever I press the mouse buttons on my laptop track pad I get some type of warning popup indicating something isn't permitted. Which looks like the included image. I'm not sure what to search for,...
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Disable Touchpad

Just installed Bionic 18.04.1. In prior releases, the "Mouse and Touchpad" setting used to allow you to disable the touchpad, but that doesn't seem to be available in Bionic. How can I disable the ...
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Touchpad stops working, I fix it and then the keyboard and touchscreen stop working

I have this ubuntu 16.04 computer that boots from a usb drive as if it was the primary partition because the hard drive is broken. This has been my system for a while now, and it has worked fine. A ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stops scrolling if a none touchpad area is touched before the touchpad

In my laptop buttons and touchpad separated with thin plastic layer, sometimes when scrolling I touch this area with one of my two fingers before reaching the touch area, and the mouse moves instead ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 touchpad lags

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 & facing this touchpad issue. Touchpad response lags too much. Surprisingly mouse is working fine. Can anyone fix this problem?
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Touchpad physical right button identified as left

I am using an ASUS K501UXM.300 with Ubuntu 18.04 and having problems with the touchpad. The right physical button is identified as a left click. To be more specific, when I run xinput --test "...
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Asus UX391UA touchpad on Xorg

I just finished installing Ubuntu 18.04 on a Asus UX391UA Zenbook and have run into trouble configuring the touchpad. The touchpad is recognized but Xorg is unable to configure it at startup. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lenovo ideapad 320 touchpad stops working after undefined time, is it about suspend?

The touch pad stops working after a time but if I suspend the touch pad works again and a small picture of a touch pad appears in the top right corner. I have checked with xinput and synclient (...
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Need right-click on MacBook (Intel mid-2010) w/ Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Command-Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) with Xubuntu 18.04.1 often fails; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and other functions. I have ...
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Left and middle click not working properly 20% of the time

I have a HP elite-book 8530P that has a track-pad with L,M,R mouse buttons. Then a mouse Joystick in the keyboard and L,M,R click buttons for that as well. The issue is that neither L click buttons ...
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DualShock 4's trackpad is not working on 18.04

When I first paired my DualShock 4 wireless gamepad all features were working, I could use it as a gamepad in all applications and the gamepad's trackpad was working as a mouse. I was having some ...
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cursor moves sideways on tap, libinput, Ubuntu 18.04, Lenovo y580

On my Lenovo y580, Ubuntu 18.04.1 with libinput 1.10.4. When I tap to click or, take my finger from the touch, the pointer moves slightly sideways. Does someone know how to adjust this? I've ...
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Two Finger Scrolling not working on Ubnuntu 18.04 and Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U Dell Latitude 5495

Recently purchased the Dell Latitude 5495, installed Ubuntu straight away. Immediately started noticing some minor issues: Mouse Pointer would randomly just freeze, like frozen, need to restart to ...
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HP envy x360 - Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware issues

I have an HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-bq1xx and I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 and keep it updated. I have the following problems: The touchscreen doesn't work What I've found: touchscreen-on-hp-envy-...
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Change scroll speed of external mouse only

My external mouse scrolls very slow (it's a MX Anywhere 2) but the scrolling of my internal touchpad is absolutely fine (for me). Therefore I want to change the scroll speed of my external mouse only ...
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Touchpad has randomly gone haywire 18.04

Everything with my touchpad has been working fine until this evening. It will be working normally for short intervals and then goes on the fritz. When I lift my finger off it will jump an inch or so ...
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low touchpad sensitivity

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.1 the touchpad sometimes ignores the click. On two different computers. In older Ubuntu it was O.K. I have not found the touchpad sensitivity adjustment tool. How can I ...
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Disable haptic feedback on Apple trackpad

I've just installed Ubuntu on my 2015 MacBook Pro. The haptic feedback (the noise made by vibration when clicking) was optional in macOS, but I don't see a way to disable it in Linux. How can I do ...
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Macbook 2015, 8,1 — how to get the keyboard and trackpad working with Ubuntu 18.04?

Are there any instructions how to install the keyboard and trackpad when using Ubuntu 18.04 on a Macbook? I've tried searching and I get a lot of Macbook Pro or other strange answers. The ...
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Two finger scroll only when mouse not clicked

I want to do BOTH of the following things using my touchpad: Two finger scroll. I know how to enable it and it works pretty well. Click and resize. So on e.g. google docs or Libreoffice I can click ...
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Touchpad becoming unresponsive

After a few days, my laptop's touchpad stops responding. Rebooting fixes it, but is there any way to reload whatever driver or kernel module manages that, so I don't have to re-setup my environment ...
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Touchpad drivers worked in 16.04 and don't work on 18.04

If I enter the xinput --list command into a terminal I get the following output. Virtual core pointer id=2 Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 Synaptics TM3096-006 id=11 SynPS/2 ...
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How do I turn touch pad back on

How do I turn the touch pad back on after inadvertently turning off. Now the mouse doesn't work to click on the touch pad application to turn back on.
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Trackpad not detected for HP Zbook Studio G5 under Ubuntu 18.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my new HP laptop. The trackpad/touchpad does not work; it is not detected at all. Both xinput -list and less /proc/bus/input/devices do not show any touchpad device. ...
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acer aspire touchpad gestures not working

When I try to load the psmouse module I get: $ /sbin/rmmod psmouse rmmod: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:793 kmod_module_remove_module() could not remove 'psmouse': Operation not permitted rmmod: ...
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Asus FX503VD Ubuntu 18.04 touchpad now working

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 4.18, I have had the touchpad working before but wanted to do a dual boot so started from scratch. everything is working except touchpad. for xinput i get this ...
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Toggle touchpad key deactivates the device, can not activate it again

I have Debian 9 on my MSI Notebook, and I realized today there is a problem on my Fn+F3 key function. When I press them, it made the touch pad disable, but when I press again, there wasn't any sign ...
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Can't change focus from lateral / top bar. Input sources unresponsive in main application area

I have a HP Spectre x360 running Ubuntu 18.04. I have this issue at least a few times per week in which I'm using some application normally when suddenly one of the icons from the side bar is dragged ...
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Touchpad does not work in Ubuntu 16.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 (kernel version: 4.15.0-33-generic) in a Lenovo V330-15ikb laptop and found that the touchpad does not work. This is not a hardware problem because the touchpad works ...
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How do I Permanently Disable one of two Trackpad Drivers that run simultaneously

A link to this Dell article describes issues with Ubuntu Bionic Beaver and certain Dell Precision / XPS trackpads. I have a Dell Inspiron that is experiencing the same issue. The issue is that Ubuntu ...
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Unable to set up palm rejection

I am a first-time Linux user running Xubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Latitude 3189 laptop. No matter what I do, I can't get palm rejection to work. If I run the command xinput this is the output I get: ⎡ ...
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How to disable physical touchpad buttons but keep tap as click

My old laptop (Samsung np300v3a, running fresh Ubuntu 18.04) has a broken left trackpad button, that is always pressed. I have been trying to disable the physical keys, but keep the tap to click in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Enable Tap-to-click on Unity desktop

I like the look of the Unity desktop more than GNOME, but with Unity, I can't use tap-to-click on my mousepad, is there a way to fix this?
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Sometimes left click not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I just shifted from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 18.04 and sometimes the left click just stop working and then I have to restart the system. I found alot of questions asking that the left click isn't working ...
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Drivers needed for Ubuntu, ASUS zenbook and SIIG docking station

I'm new to linux/ubuntu, and I recently purchased an external SIIG docking station and a ASUS zenbook. Booting into an 18.04.1 LTS desktop install on the laptop, two driver issues are evident: 1) the ...