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Enable Natural Scrolling for Trackpoint on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to enable natural scrolling for a trackpoint on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS? There are many questions and answers to this, for instance 1, 2, 3. They are outdated and do not work for me. For instance, 1 ...
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trackpoint issue, close lid without suspending

I own a thinkpad t14s gen1, ubuntu 22. I have using gnome tweaker, I have configured the lid to not trigger suspend. Since, I have issue with the trackpoint and phyical touchpad button. When the lid ...
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Looking for good trackpad and trackpoint software or values for Thinkpad T14S

I own a Thinkpad T14S running ubuntu 20.04. I tried tweaking around, but the trackpoint (red little joystick in middle of keyboard) and trackpad never feel as good as in windows 11. Anybody have some ...
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In Ubuntu 23.04, How can I setup trackpoint, touchpath and mosue separattely?

I have installed Ubuntu 23.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad L390. In console, I see libinput list-devices show all devices, but these are not showed in de "Configuaration > Mouse and TouchPad". I ...
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Trackpoint left mouse clicks sent as two clicks

I have installed Xubuntu 23.04 on a ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Generally it works well. However, on some apps (it appears worse on some than others) when I click the left physical ('TrackPoint'?) mouse ...
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Remap or disable center-area of the clickpad/trackpad

Situation: The touchpad/trackpad from Lenovo Thinkpad laptops has a the lower area clickable and is split in 3 parts: LEFT-area for main click, RIGHT-area for context click, and CENTER-area for middle/...
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Adjust Trackpoint speed on Lenovo P70 / Ubuntu 22.04

I recently had to replace a failed keyboard on my Lenovo P70 running Ubuntu 22.04. Generally, everything is working fine, with one exception. The trackpoint (eraser in the middle of the keyboard) is ...
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Disabling ThinkPad's Trackpoint button on U

I recently noticed that my ThinkPad's red trackpoint button keeps moving automatically. I disabled it from BIOS but it still moves whenever I touch the trackpoint. On Windows I managed to turn it off, ...
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Middle click paste - Disable

Holy moly guys ... This question has been asked on all boards everywhere on the internet. I've read everything and I've gone beyond page 2 on Google search results I am pleading can someone help me ...
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Stuttering Trackpoint and Imprecise Touchpad Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Thinkpad T440p

I got this Thinkpad T440p and it has issues with the trackpoint and touchpad. The trackpoint has a stuttery motion and get's really annoying to use. Still has precision for small/slow motion though. ...
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Why is the Trackpoint Experiece on Windows better than Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user since years but one thing that bothers me daily is the Trackpoint. I have a Lenovo Carbon X1 (8. Gen) and when I dual boot into Windows the Trackpoint feels much more responsive ...
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Middle button & scroll do not work after suspend on a Thinkpad USB keyboard trackpoint

I've recently acquired a thinkpad compact USB keyboard, that comes with a trackpoint. When I suspend my Ubuntu 21.10 computer, the middle button of the trackpoint ceases to function until I unplug and ...
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Lenovo trackpoint stops working randomly

The trackpoint and associated mouse buttons recently stopped working on my Lenovo P50 laptop. The recent automatic updates (Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, October 2021) played havoc with the trackpad, but that ...
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Ubuntu 21.04, disable Thinkpad trackpoint

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with a trackpoint and a touchpad. Before upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04 I could disable the trackpoint on the terminal with the command xinput set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM ...
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How to scroll only with the Trackpoint, without using the middle mouse button in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have long been used to the keyboard and touchpad design, and the Trackpoint on my new laptop is pretty much useless due to my existing habits. Is there a way to make the Trackpoint directly scroll ...
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Middle mouse button pastes even after scrolling with TrackPoint (on Lenovo Wireless TrackPoint Keyboard II) [closed]

I have a Thinkpad X250 running Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon (5.4.0-74-generic). I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint Wireless II keyboard, and I'm positively surprised by how well everything ...
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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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ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 TrackPoint is not working with ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel version 5.8.0-43-generic. TrackPoint (red dot on keyboard) is not working (nor it buttons) with ubuntu 20.04. I have installed synaptics drivers, it improved TouchPad ...
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How to configure a Thinkpad TrackPoint Keybroad II on Ubuntu 20.04

How can I change the TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings of Thinkpad TrackPoint Keybroad II on Ubuntu 20.04? The On Ubuntu 16.04, it is easy to set with xinput set-prop "pointer:Lenovo ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Helix - Trackpoint and Touchpad stop working occasionally

I've recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 on an old Thinkpad Helix. It's been mostly working fine, except sometimes the touchpad and trackpoint stop working. Sometimes it happens when the tablet is ...
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Enabling Trackpoing scroll under Wayland for my IBM SpaceSaver II (RT3200)

I have an old IBM SpaceSaver II that I've been using for a while now. After updating to Ubuntu 20.04 I decided to give Wayland another go. The only thing that keeps me from using it full time is the ...
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TPPS/2 Elan Trackpoint on Thinkpad T495 with Kubuntu 20.04

I use Kubuntu 20.04 on my Thinkpad T495 with a trackpoint. The trackpoint is not working smooth even if I set the highest speed in the settings. I investigated it and tried this commands: x@mx-...
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How to get the TrackPoint sensitivity right on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6 with Kubuntu 20.04

On my X1 Carbon Gen 6, the TrackPoint sensitivity settings in Kubuntu 20.04 are so off that my index finger is hurting on a daily basis from using it. I've used the settings from this reddit post (X1C ...
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How can I prevent unwanted double key actions?

I am using Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a Lenovo ThinkPad W530. If I hit hit not exactly (maybe also by accidentally pressing the mousepad or touching the trackpoint), the cursor lands in a completely ...
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19.10: Thinkpad X1 Tablet gen 2 trackpoint not working

I have two Thinkpad X1 tablets gen 2. One is running Ubuntu 19.04 and the other is running Ubuntu 19.10. This machine has a removable keyboard which contains a trackpad and trackpoint. The trackpad ...
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T460 Trackpoint Stops Working

I have an issue where the TrackPoint on my Lenovo T460 will work for a few minutes before it completely stops working. When it happens, the mouse will begin to lag/stutter for a few seconds. I am ...
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How do i turn off the trackpoint within wayland?

My laptop has a wonky trackpoint that keeps on moving the mouse around. When using xorg, i can use this command to shut it off: xinput -set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick" "Device Enabled" 0 ...
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Thinkpad Trackpoint AND Touchpad randomly stop working on Lubuntu

I recently installed Lubuntu on my Thinkpad T560 (duel boot with win 10). Everything seems to work pretty well except both my Trackpoint and Touchpad will randomly stop working while I use Lubuntu. ...
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How can the TrackPoint driver be changed from default libinput to a newer libinput or back to Synaptics?

The TrackPoint motion on this ThinkPad X390 with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is jumpy, laggy and unusable for delicate, small movements. I have confirmed that this is likely a software issue because I've tested ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint and trackpoint keys disabled after suspend

Thinkpad laptop W520 series with kernel: 4.15.0-51-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Following the latest dist-update the trackpoint and it's related keys don't work after return from suspend mode. Unloading ...
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Thinkpad - Trackpoint configuration on 18.10+?

I have a new Lenovo x280 and am trying to configure the trackpoint following tips that worked on older machines/installs. However, the command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name name | xargs ...
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Ubntu 18.04 trackpoint feels weird and squishy

I've just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and my trackpoint started to feel really weird. The movement seems to be really squishy and uneven, but I can't quite tell what the problem is. I've played with ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint scrolling speed

How can one change trackpoint scrolling speed? It's way to slow (T480s + Ubuntu 18.04). Mouse speed setting seems working fine and mouse speed is suitable but it doesn't affect scrolling speed at all. ...
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How can we disable mouse Pointstick in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want to disable my mouse PointStick. In Windows 10, I did that by disabling PointStick from "Dell Pointing Devices Software" provided in Windows 10 in System Tray. Can I do something like this in ...
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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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imwheel different config for trackpoint/trackpad/mouse

I'm using a Thinkpad with Ubuntu 18.04. Is it possible to have a different imwheel configuration for scroll speed between pointing devices? I want to configure my trackpad, trackpoint, and mouse ...
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Dell Latitude 5590 - How to scroll with central button

I have a Dell Latitude 5590 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed alongside Windows 10 in dual-boot. Inside Windows, I can scroll pages by holding the central button and moving the trackpoint. Inside Ubuntu, ...
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How to make TrackPoint and TouchPad work together 18.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 I discovered quite different trackpoint (stick) and touchpad behaviour, specifically, the trackpoint and touchpad would not work together (however the trackpoint and a ...
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erratic behaviour of trackpoint on thinkpad t420s [UBUNTU 18.04]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and the trackpoint shows an erratic behaviour. When moving the cursor in one direction, it first moves in some direction and then moves the right way. It is a strange ...
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Lenovo T480 jumpy trackpoint with 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 desktop version on my T480. I'm generally happy with the performance and nice keyboard but trackpoint is quite jumpy and wiggles a little when I'm bringing track point to ...
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Lenovo L450 trackpoint does not work.

So I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my ThinkPad. However, sometimes the trackpoint did not work when I first switched on the laptop. Now it never works. Neither the trackpoint nor the trackpoint ...
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how to reverse trackpoint direction?

I would like to ask the following question. I installed Ubuntu 17.10.1 on my Thinkpad X1C 5th gen. Trackpoint worked after putting the kernel option "psmouse.proto=bare". But, I can not change the ...
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Can't change mouse speed on Ubuntu desktop 17.04 and Thinkpad T470p

I have installed Ubuntu desktop 17.04 to Thinkpad T470p recently. I have been hard time adjusting speed and sensitivity for the trackpoint. With default setting track pointer was really slow and ...
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Modify Trackpoint sensitivity in Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome) on Wayland (Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th)

Does anybody know how to increase the sensitivity of the Trackpoint on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th generation) running with Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome on Wayland? I googled for it but all I found is that the ...
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Trackpoint don't work after upgrade

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L570 under Ubuntu. After the upgrade from 17.04 to 17.10, the trackpoint (little red button) and the 3 hardware mouse button don't work anymore. I test it under Wayland and ...
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Trackpoint device not available on Lenovo Carbon X1 5th generation

I just got a X1 5th gen and when I try any flavor of Ubuntu, the Trackpoint device (TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint) does not show up: ubuntu-mate@ubuntu-mate:~$ xinput -list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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ThinkPad Backlit Keyboard and TrackPoint Not Working After 17.04 Update

I've been solely using Ubuntu GNOME on my Thinkpad X250 since version 15.10. TrackPoint and Backlit Keyboard ever since functioned completely fine. (I've been upgrading my Ubuntu every six months.) ...
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Thinkpad Trackpoint Cursor Drift 16.04

I have a Thinkpad X260 with the touchpad disabled because I prefer to use the trackpoint. The problem I have, and this is driving me crazy, is the constantly drifting cursor. It's always moving ...
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Configure trackpoint on Dell Latitude 5470

I faced the problem of a very sensitive trackpoint on Ubuntu 16.04. Here is my default settings: Device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick': Device Enabled (140): 1 Coordinate Transformation ...
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Trackpoint middle button not recognized by xev

So I just got a thinkpad e570. Even though the middle trackpoint button was recognized and working out of the box in windows as scroll it can't even be seen in any linux distro. xev returns no ...
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