Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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Switch `enable/disable touchpad` in function keys

I bought an msi prestige 15 where I installed ubuntu with gnome as the de. The symbol to enable or disable the touchpad is on the f4 key, but to enable or disable the touchpad I have to press f12. Is ...
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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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Touchpad not working unless I touch it while booting - Ubuntu 20.04

I recently bought a ThinkPad P14s with an AMD processor. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. At first, everything seemed to work perfectly. Then a bug started to appear when, I guess, I plugged in a mouse ...
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Change behavior of middle mouse button in Ubuntu 20.04

I have the same problem that was asked in 2018 about Ubuntu 16.04. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to check if there is anything new to know about. My laptop is a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15IIL05. It ...
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Keyboard/touchpad are not working on Ubuntu 20.04 for HP Elitebook Folio 1040

I have an HP EliteBook Folio 1040 which worked fine under Ubuntu 18.04. After an upgrade, the internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working: When I add an external keyboard / mouse, they work In the ...
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Why do I have two finger touchpad window context menu only for windows with native decoration?

This is an annoying little issue I have had for the last few months both on X and Wayland. On my touchpad I lose the two finger tap context menu for all windows except for those with hative decoration....
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Disabling Multi Touch Gestures in Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Desktop

I am Using a Critical Application which needs to be on the screen all the time , and user should not be able to logoff or should not be able to acess any other Application , The Device is equipped ...
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touchpad stop work

My touchpad will stop working after using it for a period of time (not fixed time). But the mouse can work. Whether it is on Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu 21.04 it is the same problem. kissuny@MagicBook:~$ ...
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Trackpad can't click in hirsuite [closed]

Today I installed Ubuntu 21.04. The installer booted up fine, and it got to the 'Try or Install' stage when I realised I couldn't click with the trackpad buttons. I clicked 'Install now' and went ...
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Touchpad stopped working after suspend/sleep

Installed Ubuntu 20.04 early this week but i'm still struggling to make my touchpad working after waking up from suspend. I can confirmed that, touchpad will work again after it's completely shutdown (...
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No effect trying out Firefox 88 smooth pinch to zoom

Firefox 88 lists this as a new feature: Smooth pinch-zooming using a touchpad is now supported on Linux After downloading and running Firefox 88 from Mozilla's website (because it's not available ...
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Copy and Paste options are not working in Gedit text-editor in a Linux terminal

I'm new to Ubunto and Linux. I'm using Ubunto 20.04 Virtual Machine, and I'm trying to install asterisk using the terminal. There are some codes that I need to write in text files using gedit, but ...
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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 18.04 login screen

My keyboard and mouse are not working on the login screen hence I can't enter my password and log in to the system. I can enter into tty sesstion and recovery mode, and keyboard works there. I ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration and change sensitivity for a mouse with no sensitivity option?

I want to disable mouse acceleration AND change the sensitivity for my mouse that has no sensitivity option (Only an acceleration option). My other mice seem to have both sensitivity and acceleration ...
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keyboard and trackpad not working after installing 20.10

just installed 20.10 on my laptop and my keyboard and track pad are not working, externals work fine but my on board is not. tried running “sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all” with no luck.
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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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Fix touchpad issue/Update touchpad drivers in HP PC Ubuntu 20.04

I am using an HP Pavilion laptop with an ELAN touchpad device, and on Ubuntu, I can not click using my touchpad. I can just drag my mouse around with the touchpad, but not click, right click or do any ...
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Trackpad is acting weird

I've installed Linux on a Chromebook via a custom uefi. It's xubuntu 20.04 LTS. Bassically the toutchpd works, but only if there's a large area is toutching the toutchpad. The tip of my pointer finger ...
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how to allow linux shell to detect maximized windows?

i am one a gestures project where i use xdotool key Ctrl+d to come back to home screen and xdotool key super to got to application menu. now on a mac, these both swipe up gestures can do two stuffs ...
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Hot corner stopped working?

I have a 2010 white Macbook with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed and the hot corner seems to have stopped working in the vanilla GNOME session. Flicking the various options in GNOME Tweaks, installing a ...
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Xubuntu - Reverse scrolling in Chrome and Natural scrolling in Firefox with the same setting

I'm on Xubuntu 20.04.2, and in the 'Mouse and Touchpad' setting, I have 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad' enabled and 'Reverse scroll direction' is checked. With this, I see that I'm able to perform Reverse ...
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How to execute a hotkey as command on the startup? (Xubuntu)

I have an old laptop that was used to run on Windows7 and now I installed Xubuntu on it. The problem: The system on startup don't activate the touchpad, I need to press FN+F8 for it to activate. I ...
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Touchpad on double tap moves the pointer anywhere on the screen (mainly to the top and bottom) in Ubuntu 18.04 bionic

When I double tap on touchpad for two fingers scrolling, the pointer moves anywhere on the screen (mainly on the top or bottom of the screen) which is pain for me. I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Touchpad detected as “PS/2 Logitech wheel mouse” (Dell XPS 15, Ubuntu 20.04)

Edit: This turned out to be a touchpad hardware issue, as mentioned in a closing comment. Something about the replacement touchpad caused kernel hardware detection to fail, and after I installed ...
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Possibiity to scroll by pressing button and moving mouse (mouse scroll)

Is it possible to make the mouse (or touchpad) scroll by pressing a key? I know there is double finger scrolling on a touchpad, edge scrolling or mouse-wheel scrolling, but I'd like to have something ...
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Touchpad not working with Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo Ideapad 5

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05 and the touchpad does not seem to work at all. I tried installing a new kernel (5.11.11) with the help of this: IdeaPad 5 15are05 - elan ...
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trackpad and wifi broken after rollback to kernel 5.8.0-44 or booting to focal-proposed 5.8.0-49

I have a Lenovo Yoga 730 running Ubuntu 20.04. A recent wacom driver issue prompted me to try an older kernel so I installed 5.8.0-44 with apt install linux-image-5.8.0-44-generic apt install linux-...
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Keyboard, wifi, graphics card and trackpad not working in Microsoft Surface Book 3

I bought a Microsoft Surface Book 3 and tried to install Ubuntu, but the keyboard, wifi, graphics card and trackpad didn't work. I tried to install the custom kernel for Surface but it didn't help. ...
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Install Ubuntu without mouse: Please help

So, I will keep it quick. I want to install ubuntu, but seems like my touchpad doesn't work until I download drivers, and I only have one USB port so a mouse is not an option. Does anybody know a ...
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Touchpad does not work in ubuntu 20.04.2, Thinkpad T14 AMD

I use Thinkpad T14, AMD version. But touchpad suddenly does not work. Extended mouse work I can see the device in command cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=...
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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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Login twice to get mouse touchpad to work

I've been having this problem for a few months now. On Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, 64 bit, GNOME 3.36.8, on a Dell Latitude 5480: at login after shutdown, suspension, or reboot I have to Ctrl-F1 and login ...
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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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Touchpad buttons on a HP Elitebook with Ubuntu-20-04 are not working

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on my HP Elitebook 850 G7, and in Ubuntu I noticed something strange. While, the touchpad in general works, the two extra buttons do not. I found a lot of ...
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touchpad doesn't work most of the time

I bought a lenovo ideapad 5 with ryzen 5 4500u in September, initially I had tearing problems which I then solved using a newer version of the kernel, the touchpad however has always given me problems ...
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Touchpad stops working after System Restarts

I am using HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec-1xxx and I dual booted Ubuntu alongside my Windows. Coming to my problem, my touchpad doesn't work for long in the system. After I installed Ubuntu 20.04, I ...
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Touchpad quit working between kernel 5.8.0-38 and 5.8.0-45

I have a Dell Precision 7300 and the touchpad worked fine with kernel 5.8.0-38, but the update to 5.8.0-45 caused the touchpad to quit working. The same touchpad problem also exists in 5.8.0-44. When ...
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2nd button (two finger) stopped working after upgrade to 20.04.2 LTS

Computer is Huawei Mach-w29 laptop (Matebook X pro). First attempt to upgrade from 18.04 LTS to 20.04.2 LTS yielded the dawn of the dead, lots of stuff broken, no sound, terminal not working, and 2 ...
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Dell XPS 15 9575 2 in 1 Active Pen Support

first time using linux, installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my 2 in 1 laptop and cant figure out how can i properly use the my active pen on the display. currntly it only acts as a second mouse (or single ...
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Touchpad unusable

I kept the SCHIFT key pressed in order to access the GRUB in order to fix this problem i have : Can't get the GRUB menu when starting my laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Apparently, it affected in ...
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After upgrade to 18.04: extended text selection in Unity lost

In Ubuntu 16.04 (using Unity), I have been able to perform the following action: I was able to mark parts of a text with pressing and moving one finger on the touch-pad. Quite often, I haven't been ...
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Function keys and touchpad Lenovo Ideapad S145 15IIL

for some reason some function keys, like enable/disable touchpad and brightness just don't work. The touchpad is not working, any idea?
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touchpad won't work on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 dual booted with Windows 10 on my Lenovo v15 and the touchpad doesn't work when using Ubuntu, either at the login screen or after logging in. This is a valid question ...
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Disable touchpad after suspend or log out

I use ubuntu 20.04. After resume laptop after suspend (or login after logout), the laptop's touchpad gets disable. How can I repair the issue? Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T440
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How to enable middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad on Ubuntu 20.04?

In Ubuntu 20.04 the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click, while the default action when tapping with three fingers is a middle click. How can I change one action ...
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Synpatics touchpad stopped working after Ubuntu 18.04 re-install

A few months ago I installed 18.04 on a Lenovo Yoga alongside Windows. The touchpad worked fine. I decided to reclaim disk space and blow away windows, so I did a complete reinstall with live server (...
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Bluetooh touchpad paired incorrectly as keyboard

Anyway to change driver? How it is recognized? Thing works fine when it's wired directly and does all its touchpad duties. This thing connects just fine and is named "Mano 703 touchpad" in ...
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TrackPoint and its keys stopped working on Ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10

Touchpad as well as TrackPoint and its key on my Lenovo ThinkPad T480s were working just fine until they started acting weird (unresponsive, pointer going all over the screen, etc.), then they all ...
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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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