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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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Change Xinput Tapping Drag Lock time out

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon) and I managed to activate the Xinput Tapping Drag lock as I intended. (xinput set-prop 11 283 1 where 11 is the device, 283 is the Tapping Drag ...
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Touchpad doesn't work even if it seems enabled. Ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new computer (Asus-ZenBook-Pro-15-UX580GE-BO022T) and everything seems to works fine except my touchpad. After installation and first reboot the tochpad was ...
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right-click on DELL Precision 5520 touchpad, with Bionic Beaver, not working.

After installing UBUNTU Bionic Beaver, the right-click button of the touchpad stopped working. Any fixes? Thanks!
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Touchpad stopped working, Ubuntu 16.04, Asus K455L

I have an Asus k455L computer with Ubuntu on it. One year ago I upgrade my ubuntu version to 16.04. Since then my touchpad stopped working. Nevertheless, when I boot with windows, the touchpad does ...
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Ubuntu disables touchpad after sleep, and the laptop's “disable touchpad” button doesn't work afterwards

I have a MSI GT70 laptop with a Win10/Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot. It has a button above the touchpad to physically disable it. Usually the OS detects this and informs me that the touchpad is disabled. ...
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Configuring Touchpad

I have just had Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But my touchpad isn't sensed at all. I tried to modify Grub file, following these instructions Touchpad under 16.04 not working But problem ...
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Touchpad delayed on Dell Precision 5520

I bought a Dell Precision 5520 with Ubuntu pre-installed. For the first year, everything seemed to work fine. Then after a recent package update, my touchpad started to act weird. One day it ...
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Calibrate Touchscreen/-pad Ubuntu 18.04

I am asked to setup a Touchscreen to work on a desktop install of 18.04. For now I have choosen the minimal install mode. I have tried as much as I could find to calibrate the touchscreen/-pad to work ...
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touchpad turning circles into squares

I've got a Lenovo T450s that I'm running LUbuntu 18.04 on. I've got the Synaptics driver and am using Touchpad-Indicator for touchpad control. I have noticed that the touchpad seems very jerky at ...
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Keyboard and touchpad not working on new laptop

I just got a new Lenovo Legion Y530 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. However during the install the keyboard and touchpad don't work. This happened with Ubuntu 18.04 as well as Elementary 0.4....
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Sticky cursor in one program only (Nixnote2)

Downloaded Nixnote 2 today, because I use Evernote on other platforms and I wanted to have the ability to sync. Just now when I was using it I started experiencing a problem where, within my notes, ...
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18.04 - touchpad right area press not working on ASUS X555L

I have recently upgraded to 18.04.1 LTS from 16.04 LTS. In 16.04 the right side of the touchpad would give me the same as a mouse right click, so that I could see an icon's properties etc. I am aware ...
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Lenovo X1 Yoga - Ubuntu 18.04: Suspend not working and multiple errors

I experience problems with Ubuntu 18.04 running on Lenovo Yoga X1. After the laptop comes back from suspend, the touchpad is very laggy, and the laptop must be restarted to fix the issue. ...
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Dell XPS Touchpad not detected after upgrade to 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS laptop. From the get-go, the touchpad was finnicky, often stalling, and really unusable. I found that this answer helped to resolve the basic problem, ...
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Going through minimized windows in Ubuntu dock [duplicate]

I've been using Elementary OS for years, and now I am back to Ubuntu 18.04. In such a distro there is a very useful function, which is that if one has several minimized windows of the same software (...
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Can't adjust trackpoint speed on Lenovo T450s with 18.04

I've been trying to adjust the speed of the trackpoint speed in 18.04 but I have had no success. I've tried changing mouse speed in Settings app but nothing changes even with the touchpad I never use. ...
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HP 850 G5 touchpad randomly freezes

Using Ubuntu 16.04 desktop The touchpad randomly freezes so I cannot move the mouse. 2 finger scroll and clicks still work. The nipple still works. An external mouse still works. Pressing down on the ...
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I have some new synaptics drivers for my touchpad and I want to install them in Kubuntu 18.04 LTS

I downloaded some Synaptics touchpad drivers and I want to install them in Kubuntu 18.04 LTS How do i do this?
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Installing Synaptics TouchPad Driver for restoring Gestures in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I'm using an HP BS180TX Laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Out of the box there is no supporting gestures enabled. How can I find the right driver for the Synaptics touchpad so that the gestures work. Only ...
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Laptop input (touchpad and keyboard) freezes suddenly, apparently at random times

The input on my laptop (system specs below) freezes at random times, for no reason. What I mean with this is that the keyboard and trackpad stop working. I've had this problem for a long time (since ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 370 touchpad & trackpoint not working

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Yoga 370 but neither the touchpad or trackpoint are working. Though the touchscreen with or without stylus works fine. I have checked and made sure they are both ...
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Touchpad works but pointer not that precise

I really don't know how to explain this problem but will give it a try. My touchpad works but is not that precise. Like if I move my finger on the touchpad about 2cm left, the pointer will end up to ...
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Need Gestures on my Ubuntu and Lenovo T430

I purchased a Lenovo T450 and Installed Ubuntu 18.04. Its awesome the machine is so fast and efficient and everything is so snappy. Just fantastic. I need a few gestures on the trackpad. Is there a ...
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Disable touchpad while typing in LXQt

Runing LXQt on Kubuntu 18.04. In the configuration, there is no option to disable touchpad while typing. How do I get this done? Touchpad should be re-enabled after a small delay after the last ...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into/ target on installation from 16.04.4 live usb on dell inspiron 3180

hi i am seeking to install ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (dell inspiron 3180). i tried a live 18.04 usb first of all but it kept freezing after a few seconds, keypad or touch pad wouldn't work both when ...
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ubuntu 18.04 touchpad detection

I encounter some problems with my touchpad since ubuntu 18.04 installation 1 month ago. I have some difficulties to move windows or select texts with the left click pressed. Most of the time there is ...
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How to enable natural scrolling for horizontal axis? (Ubuntu 18.04 on XPS 13 9370)

The following setting activates natural scrolling on the y-axis: Settings --> Devices --> Mouse & Touchopad --> Natural Scrolling But the x-axis does still move the view and not the ...
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Lenovo touchpad is unstable in Ubuntu 18

My Lenovo IdeaPad 320 touchpad is unstable; it jumps very often like the sensitive was high. I already set the sensitivity to the minimum value but the instability continues. renan@renan-cunha-...
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HP Elitebook 1050 G1 - Clickpad only works after wakeup ubuntu18.04

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 on the HP Elitebook 1050 G1 and am running into issues with the clickpad. When my machine first starts the clickpad doesn't work but if I put it to sleep, and wake ...
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Which kernal to install?

I am using Asus S14-410UN as my laptop. I installed UBUNTU 18.04. But the version of ubuntu can't find wifi driver. My WiFi chip is realtek RTL8822BE. Without wifi and bluetooth everything was ...
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Touchpad going crazy. Cursor don't move and auto clicking!

I'm working on my laptop, and sometimes, the touchpad going crazy, it's doesn't move and auto clicking. It's only happen in ubuntu, not in Windows. I don't know why I have a Acer Aspire E 15, Ubuntu ...
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How to fix random mouse movements and clicking?

I have a Sony Vaio with a Windows 10 partition and an Ubuntu 16.04 partition. Both worked fine. Now, on my Ubuntu partition, I have a mouse problem that occurs frequently. Sometimes my mouse will work ...
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dell Synaptics s3203 ver5 touchpad not working on ubuntu 18.04

when Right clicking on a file/folder or background screen through my dell touch pad's button, the option panel is not opening I have tried this command "sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Trackpad Issues when scrolling

There is this weird issue when scrolling fast on a long page and suddenly the touchpad stops scrolling and the cursor move instead, then trying to scroll again works fine, but it's always happening, ...
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How do I fix: Horizontal scrolling freez4es my UI?

I have a Figureworks iGesture Pad (discontinued. was the company Apple bought for their patents to use in their touchpads). For whatever reason, on Ubuntu, a horizontal scroll event freezes Ubuntu ...
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Touchpad Not Working In Lenovo 320e-15isk

My touchpad is not working on ny Lenovo Ideapad 320e-15isk In ubuntu but it's working In Windows 10. Can anybody tell me the solution?
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Notebook's touchpad shakes when powering up on Linux

I've tried several places but I did not find any solution. For a long time I used Windows and migrated to Ubuntu, however due to the numerous bugs I returned to Windows. Time passed and I tried to ...
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Mouse gets stuck

Just installed Ubuntu on an acer laptop. Everything was working fine. Now my mouse randomly gets stuck. I can left click and right click but I am unable to move it at all. Any help will be much ...
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Mouse button gets locked in java applications

I'm running a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop. I have a couple of applications that I use that are written in Java -- specifically Aqua Data Studio and JetBrains Data ...
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Why does my touchpad right-button behave as left-button in Ubuntu 18.04?

Recently the touchpad right-button stopped working as such and instead started behaving a left-button. For example, when I select text and right-click, instead of the expected context menu, the text ...
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Touchpad not working after update to 18.04

I installed 18.04, previously the laptop ran 16.04 and the touchpad worked fine. xinput gives me: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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My laptop toshiba satellite p75-A7100 pad right-click is working as a left-click?

My laptop Toshiba satellite p75-A7100 pad right-click is working as a left-click in Ubuntu after updating to 18.04 Ubuntu? I've seen other answers but they are not working for me!
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ubuntu 18: double-click not working and speed setting missing

I saw few answers suggesting to adjust the double-click speed, like this: But in my case that option is missing: I don't know if it's related, but the OS is running on Hyper-V on laptop, so it's a ...
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Ubuntu 18, touchpad click randomly

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (G4) After last updates my touchpad use left click randomly when i typing. When i disabled 'Tap to click' all work correctly, someone met with that problem?
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Lubuntu changing current input or current browser tab while typing on keyboard/touchpad

I've been using Lubuntu (18.04 LTS) as my first distribution for the past few day's, and it's been amazing so far, but a little problem has appeared which is costing me a lot of efficiency. When I'm ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

My touch pad only works before I sign into my Ubuntu account. After signing in I lose control of my touch pad and the mouse pointer stops moving as I try to move it. It all happened suddenly, it was ...
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Ubuntu Incorrect button handler position

Been searching around for 4 days trying to solve this problem and decided i have got to the point where i need to ask for help. I have Ubuntu installed on an iWork 1x Touch Tablet with keyboard/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 crashes [Touchpad and internet connection]

I don't know if anyone had this problem, but I couldn't find an answer. The touchpad/mouse stops working and I lose internet connection. Odly everything else keeps working, I can switch through ...
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Is adding a user to input group secure?

I just read a thread about enabling touchpsd gestures on linux systems using libinput-gestures https://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures Is it safe to add a user to this group as this may allow ...
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18.04 broke natural scrolling

A couple of months ago I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 as one of many steps in attempting to fix my wireless drivers. Ever since the upgrade, however, natural scrolling has been broken. Rather, ...