A touchpad is a device often found integrated in laptops as replacement for a mouse (which would require additional workspace to be moved around upon). Use this tag for touchpad (driver) specific questions.

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Touchpad behavior changed drasticall - tap-to-click won't work, and scrolling is less effective

I'm running Cinnamon on Debian Testing on a Dell XPS 13. Sometime over the last couple days, touchpad operation changed quite significantly: tap-to-click stopped working entirely (I've tried ...
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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What keycodes correspond to requests for touchpad-enable and touchpad-disable?

I'm trying to write a kernel driver to support a hardware switch on my laptop. The switch is supposed to control whether or not the touchpad is disabled or enabled, and it is built into the laptop's ...
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Mousewheel/touchpad scrolling in Browsers

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate this, however: When I scroll using mousewheel or two-finger touchpad gesture, the page in Chrome or Firefox continues scrolling for a bit after I've put my ...
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Disable scroll inside Xfce terminal / Avoid scrolling through command history

Is there a way to disable scrolling through command history for the Xfce terminal? I don't wish to rely on palm rejection, I'd just like it disabled when I'm using the terminal. Specifically I'm ...
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Touchpad and Sound card undetected Debian 8 - asus R547U

I just installed Debian 8 on my new machine (an ASUS laptop i5/SSD 256Go/...), but I find myself stuck with two main problems. First, my touchpad is not recognized by Debian. To be more precise, I ...
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Asus touchpad won't work in Linx Mint

My touchpad does not work in Linux Mint, which I recently installed. I can connect a mouse and it works fine. I have an Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 laptop. I tried a bunch of things, but none of them ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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Xubuntu touchpad button issues

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and the left mouse button works sporadically. Sometimes it clicks, sometimes not. I tested Debian Jessie with the touchpad and it worked ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Touchpad gone bad

I have a problem with my touchpad, but I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and after a few days of use, the mouse pointer is behaving kind of wierd. What it ...
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How to determine optimal settings for a Synaptic touchpad?

I'm using Q4OS on a netbook and so far the experience has been rather pleasant, except that the touchpad is not working anywhere near close to optimal. Experiences with Ubuntu/Lubuntu, Manjaro ...
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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely (Debian Jessie)

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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What is the difference in using xinput and synclient for deactivating a touchpad in X

I have troubles using xinput --disable or --set-prop "Device Enabled" or set-prop "Synaptics Off". It seems that --disable / --enable and "Device Enabled" are meant to deactivate the whole device, ...
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How to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad?

Main question: How to get the absolute finger position on the touchpad? I would like to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad? I believe it is possible to extract it ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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Touchpad auto-disabled in kali 2.0

I have a dual boot in my acer aspire v3 with Kali Linux 2.0 and windows 10 edu version. Each time I login to windows my touch-pad works perfectly fine but when I login to Kali I have to enable the ...
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How to disable CTRL acting on touchpad's momentum in Cinnamon?

My touchpad has momentum enabled (or inertia, I do not know what the correct term is) - that is, even after my fingers leave the touchpad, it continues scrolling and gradually slows down (I believe it ...
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touchpad not working graphical installation debian

I'm trying to install Debian 8.3 on top of a Ubuntu partition but when I choose graphical installation the touch pad is not working and I'm not comfortable installing it until i know whether i can ...
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Touchpad gesture on wayland gnome 3.18

I am Using gnome 3.18.2 on wayland. I know there is support for touchpad gesture in wayland but how do I configure it?
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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How to make Touchegg Work in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I followed all the instructions on http://askubuntu.com/questions/451386/how-to-achieve-multi-touch-gestures-in-ubuntu-14-04 to install touchegg and touchegg-gce on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. ...
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Problem with Touchpad on Fedora23

I have installed Fedora 23 on my Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop. But my touchpad is not working properly. When I am holding a finger on my TouchPad, the pointer on the Screen is flicking all the time. That ...
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Disable ELAN touchpad on startup

I don't use my touchpad often and when I'm typing on the keyboard it sometimes happens that my hand touches it and the cursor gets clicked which is annoying. That's why I push the ...
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How can I enable touchpad gestures in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude with a dual boot including Win7. Win7 gives me options to set up gestures for my touchpad. Is there any equivalent for Linux Mint Cinnamon?
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Touchpad scrolling is very jumpy on Wayland

I've just switched from Xorg to Wayland, which means I've also switched to libinput. I'm also using GNOME 3 and GDM. Since switching, scrolling has become very jumpy. As I drag two fingers ...
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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Touchpad too sensitive on LXDE

I've recently installed LXLE (with LXDE desktop environment), and I keep having problems where my mouse clicks are being triggered while typing on the keyboard. Basically "Mouse Click" is super ...
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How can I extend the disabled time of touchpad after keypress so it won't activate?

When I type, my hands tend to slide along the trackpad a little, moving the cursor around and often throwing my typing off. Despite the fact I have the setting enabled to disable touchpad when typing, ...
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Can I configure a touchpad to act as modifier keys in some circumstances?

I have Debian and use Emacs a lot. I have an idea which could help me in using modifier keys. Currently I just switch the touchpad off when using Emacs, with this command: synclient TouchpadOff=1 ...
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Desactivating touchpad with one keystroke

I would like to desactivate/activate the touchpad of my Dell Lattitue 6430u with Fn+F5. This keystroke doesn't work by default on debian unstable. I know how to do this but it requires two different ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Right Click in Kali Linux 2.0 using touchpad

It may seem a very very very dumb doubt, but I can't right click on Kali Linux 2.0 with my laptop's touchpad. Can someone help, please?
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Touchpad does not work on Acer Aspire

I have an Acer Aspire on which I installed Linux Mint 17.2. The touchpad does not work at all; xinput doesn't even list any touchpad unit at all. Probably a driver issue, is there some way to make it ...
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Elantech TouchPad not working on XMG laptop

I've had alot of trouble lately, after migrating to Elementary OS. The problem is that the touchpad does not work at all. After numerous reinstalls I, somehow, randomly, managed to get it to work, ...
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Disable touchpad while typing and also touchpad click for X session

I have done a lot of googling for disable touchpad click and disable touchpad while typing and found a lot of answers. However most of them are related to a desktop enviornment. I do not use a DE. So ...
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Touchpad work only after suspension

I run Debian 8.0 Jessie and my touchpad work only after supension. Here the output of xinuput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Touchpad left button only works on motion

Just updated from Ubuntu14 to 15.04 and my left touchpad button now works only while I'm moving the mouse. evtest always correctly shows the click event, but xev only shows it when I'm clicking while ...
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how to configure touchpad gestures on Debian 8

Would it be possible to have touchegg (or equivalent) on Debian 8? Essentially I just need to configure mac-like touchpad gestures.
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Prevent touchpad from switching to secondary click

So I'm trying to change the primary click on my touch-pad to left-handed with xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1". it changed successfully, but there is one functionality I'd like changed. The touch pad ...
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Found my touchpad driver, but don't know how to install it

I'm bad with Linux and I'm tring to enable finger gestures on my pc but there is no "touchpad' tab in the settings of my mouse. So I searched for the driver that I need, I have a Asus TP300LA under ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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How to install gpointing-device in Debian 8.1?

I made a fresh Debian 8.1 installation in studying this thread better. I know this how do I install gpointing-device in Ubuntu but the software seems to be in some Debian repositories here. However, I ...
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What is the difference between I2C and PS2 mode?

On my Dell XPS 13 9343 my touchpad can work with I2C bus or in PS2 mode. What is the difference between those two modes ? Why are they both available ? The output of xinput is : Virtual core ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Automatically Disable the Touchpad when a USB Mouse is plugged in under Linux with udev [duplicate]

I've looked all over google and trying myself to create this functionallity but to no avail. I am really annoyed by the touchpad on my laptop and I mostly use a USB mouse. I've tried using udev to ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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libinput touchpad is “dead” around the perimter

I have a Logitech T650. Long ago, I encountered a problem with about 1cm of the perimeter of the trackpad being "dead" -- no POINTER_MOTION events, no clicks, nothing in any of xev, ...
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TouchPad not working on Chromebook

I have just done a complete install of Linux Mint on a Toshiba Chromebook. All is working except I can't get the touchpad to move the pointer at all. I have to move around trying to do everything with ...
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Touch pad 'touch-click' not working but 'double-touch-scroll' working?

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 yesterday on my Zenbook UX303LB and touch-click on my track pad doesn't work. I had the same problem in Ubuntu so it's not a new issue and I just used a mouse as a ...
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How to get KDE touchpad settings back

I'm on a Debian testing, and one of my recent upgrades must have made me lose my touchpad settings in KDE. I used to have a "Touchpad" tab in the "Input devices" section of the system settings, but I ...