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Right click not working on Ubuntu 18.04

For instance, to right-click method on touchpads without a physical button you need to perform a two-finger click (just tap anywhere with two fingers). Clicking in the bottom right area of the ...
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Is there a way to "restart" the touchpad driver?

To restart the laptop's touchpad driver: Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and execute the following command sudo modprobe -r psmouse then sudo modprobe psmouse
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Is there a way to "restart" the touchpad driver?

I found a way to do this: First, open a terminal, and print out all input devices to find the id you need for the input device you want to disable. In terminal, type: xinput --list Next: Notice ...
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Touchpad Gestures in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Fusuma I am using XPS 15 with Ubuntu 18.04 (X.org). I have managed to get multi-gestures working for me. Kohei Yamada has developed an application called Fusuma to enable multi-touch gestures on Linux....
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How do I disable touchpad when using a mouse

On Gnome-based distros, you should be able to disable the touchpad, if an external mouse is connected, by the command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad send-events disabled-on-...
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Two-finger scrolling not working since ubuntu 17.10+

The answer here by @hpotter40 worked for me: $ sudo modprobe -r psmouse $ sudo modprobe psmouse This was taken from comment #16 of this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+...
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No secondary button (right click) on touchpad

Basically, Ubuntu 18.04 currently defaults to "Mac" behavior on the touchpad. The technical details are that Ubuntu defaults libinput touchpads to "clickfingers" behavior. To revert that, run this ...
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How can I disable touchpad while typing? On Ubuntu 16.04 syndaemon isn't working

You may have two touchpad drivers running, where syndaemon would then interact with the wrong one. I had the same issue on a Dell XPS 13, and this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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Right click not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I too had this issue with an HP Omen.. I downloaded the gnome tweaks and it fixed the problem. Open Ubuntu software (orange briefcase) and type in the search "gnome tweaks".. launch the program and ...
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Synaptics touchpad tap-to-click is not working in Ubuntu 15.10(Gnome)

Open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t and type: synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2 it worked for me...
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Disabling Chrome Swipe navigation - Two Finger "back"

Type chrome://flags/#overscroll-history-navigation into the address bar. Change the state from 'Enabled' to 'Disabled'.
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Right-click on Touchpad not working after update to 18.04 LTS

Install gnome-tweak-tool open gnome-tweaks go to Keyboard & Mouse under Mouse Click Emulation, select Area. Reboot.
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Enable/disable touchpad

I created this bash script from negusp's answer. It finds and toggles TouchPad device. You can configure a custom shortcut to it in system settings. #!/bin/bash read TPdevice <<< $( xinput ...
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How to enable natural scrolling in xfce4?

This is a known bug: LP:1368402 A good and simple solution (workaround) that allows to use natural scrolling in every application (including Chrome and Gnome ones), tested on Xenial 16.04, is the ...
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How can I disable touchpad while typing? On Ubuntu 16.04 syndaemon isn't working

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator Open touch pad indicator and click on the indicator icon. You can change preferences (in action ...
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I upgraded from 17.04 to 17.10 on a Lenovo T540p which has broken two finger touchpad scrolling and right clicking

I have the same issue on my Thinkpad T450s. This issue is referenced on launchpad here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1722478 It seems to happen after a resume. The workaround ...
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Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 18.04

Try the below command. If it does not show your touchpad then Ubuntu does not support it. less /proc/bus/input/devices After that or if you have already done step 3 you can try sudo rmmod i2c_hid ...
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Touchpad stopped working 20.04

This is solution, that has worked for me: sudo rmmod psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps or sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps To make it permanent, edit: sudo ...
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deactivated touchpad - how to activate?

On Ubuntu 18.04 I had to use from the terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad send-events enabled To get to the Terminal I used the command key and then typed in "terminal" ...
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How to invert touchpad scrolling on Ubuntu 16.04

The option to invert scrolling directions is called Natural Scrolling and is still present in 16.04's System Settings → Mouse & Touchpad configuration.
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How do I disable the touchpad while typing?

I suggest installing libinput it has much better "disable while typing" and "palm detection" algorithms. Run sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-libinput and restart the GUI session, or reboot. If ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

Comfortable Swipe Try comfortable-swipe. Provides 3-finger and 4-finger gestures for switching workspaces, plus a couple more like the window spread in mac. This also uses xdotool, but more comfy ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 How to activate tap to click

this works for me https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libinput#Touchpad_configuration create: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf content: Section "InputClass" Identifier "...
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Is there a way to "restart" the touchpad driver?

What may be easier, and which worked for me, was reloading the driver in the kernel. The following code first finds the name of the kernel driver which handles the touch pad, then unloads it with ...
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Proper touchpad thumb & palm detection with libinput

For Ubuntu 15.10+ you can install libinput (wily, xenial, yakkety) through apt: sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-libinput I did still have to edit the config file to enable tapping, I assume as ...
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How to disable the "tap dragging"-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling "tap to click"?

GNOME has a setting for this, it is just not accessible in GNOME Control Center. You can either use terminal or dconf-editor to access this setting. Terminal: Turn off tap-and-drag. gsettings set ...
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How to enable touchpad?

I accidentally disabled my touchpad. This is the way I found to re-enable it. Press the "Windows key" to open the start menu. Type "terminal" and enter, to open the command line. Then type: xinput ...
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How to switch from libinput to synaptics in Ubuntu 18.04

I had the same problem and basically solved it by following Ryko's advice. sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ... did the trick. I didn't uninstall libinput like Pilot6 said and libinput ...
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Enable tap to click Kubuntu

After some additional searching I found the solution to my problem here I had to add Option "Tapping" "True" to the entry MatchIsTouchpad in the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf. The ...
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