Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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)

My Dell XPS 15 (9500) detects its touchpad as a "PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse," so touchpad options don't appear in the settings in the default Ubuntu desktop environment, nor in KDE's Plasma (...
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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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Lenovo touchpad not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently switched to Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot with windows on my device model lenovo ideapad slim 3i, touchpad is working fine on windows but its not working on ubuntu xinput - ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 touchpad doesn't work on new Lenovo Ideapad

I have just bought a new Lenovo laptop. I've installed the Ubuntu 20.04, but my touchpad doesn't work. Here is the result of xinput command: Do you have any idea how to fix it?
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Trackpad and Fingerprint Driver Issue - Lenovo Thinkbook 15-IML (Ubuntu 20.10)

The trackpad and fingerprint drivers on my Thinkbook 15-IML don't seem to be working. I've tried it on Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04. It was rumored that 20.10 would have better support but even after the ...
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Touchpad randomly stops responding

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my Acer Aspire laptop, and I have encountered a strange problem with my mousepad. When using the computer, the touchpad will randomly stop working (I have ...
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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 not working on Lenovo Yoga Slim 7

I have a lenovo running 20.04 and new to linux, everything else is running but the touch pad has stopped working. I ran xinput list and can see the touch pad in the list itself ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Precision laptop: how to disable internal trackpad?

I have a Dell Precision 3520 laptop. I've added an external Apple Magic Trackpad 2 because the built-in trackpad is terrible. The new trackpad was working fine connected via USB until an update broke ...
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Right click on 2007 macbook?

I have Ubuntu Studio 20.04 running on a 2007 macbook (macbook 3,1). It has a touchpad with a button. In OSX, clicking the button while I have two fingers on the trackpad produces the secondary, or &...
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Ubuntu 20.04 touchpad not working on Lenovo Thinkbook

Ubuntu 20.04 touchpad not working on Lenovo Thinkbook. I tried all the solutions on Ubuntu still not working. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I tried listing devices but its not showing input device like ...
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Disable mouse and touchpad with shell script

Due to unfortunate event, my mouse seems to have gone into a permanently clicked state making my laptop nearly unusable. Otherwise, the hardware (audio, HDMI, USB and even keyboard, etc.) and the OS ...
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ThinkBook 13s IML: touchpad is not working after system boot

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 on ThinkBook 13s IML. Right after its boot touchpad is not working. To make system recognize it I need to suspend and wake up system - after that it is working just fine. Here ...
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Can you force a device to use a particular driver?

My trackpad does not work with Ubuntu 20.04. It is recognized in xinput but it doesn't do anything when I use proprietary NVIDIA drivers. However, usb mouse works great. How can I force the ...
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Touchpad - Fusuma problem when changing the language

Ubuntu 20.04 Fusuma is not working when I change the language to Arabic, but it's working perfectly fine in English language. It suddenly lags out the whole PC "if used a shortcut multiple times&...
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Mechanical Touchpad Button doesn't work on MacbookPro using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Before I upgraded my ubuntu, my clickpad works fine. I can use the hardware button nicely. But after I upgraded it, it stop working. I have done research about my clickpad on MacbookPro. It's called ...
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My touchpad stopped working after an update in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla on ASUS laptop

So there's some serious problem with my ASUS laptop. I am gonna try updating the kernel after my class but otherwise I don't know what to do. My touchpad is just completely inactive and I don't have a ...
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strange problem with recognizing hardware on live boot

The thing is I disabled secure boot and enabled usb boot and booted using live USB,and I noticed that there is no brightness slider and there is no sound,my touchpad does not work too. my keyboard ...
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xdotool and gestures plugins doesn't register first gesture

I'm using two tools to provide gestures on my dell xps laptop. libinput-gestures-setup xdotools They work very well except for one flaw which makes the whole workflow a huge pain. And that's the ...

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