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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mtrack tap drag

I install arch linux on my mac pro. I use the mtrack. Now, I thinks the three finger drag is work for mtrack, but I still can not drag the window. I test this: >xinput test 13|grep -v motion ...
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How do I disable touchpad [duplicate]

My cats love to sit on my lap while I'm working and it is almost impossible to keep them out of touchpad. How can I disable it? I'm using libinput driver and no desktop environment.
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Add real dead zone in Synaptics Touchpad Driver

I know this has been asked a lot before, but after 2 days of reading I still have not found a fix. I have a new Dell XPS 15 which does not have physical buttons on the touchpad. The problem is that if ...
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Enable Scrolling and right click in trackpad in Kali along with keyboard backlight

I am new to this forum and Kali as well. I have a Macbook 13 inch 2015 model, and recently I installed Kali in it. I was able to configure broadcom drivers but even after googling a lot, I don't see ...
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ASUS UX501 - Ubuntu - touchpad doesn't work

On my brand new UX501 the touchpad works kind of ok (precision isn't great) but what does not work at all is the 2-fingers scrolling. I've been searching on Internet a lot but haven't find any ...
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How can I disable my touchpad/prevent accidental clicking while typing on Fedora 24?

My problem is this: While I'm typing on my XPS13 9350, it often happens that I touch the touchpad with my palm, causing the cursor to jump around and therefore I'm typing in the wrong place from then ...
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How to get rid of the delay way before Lenovo touch pad reacts?

On my Lenovo T460p, I have a "delay way" before touch pad movement or scrolling is registered. Note: This delay way is not to be confused with inactive areas of the touchpad as configurable through ...
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Fedora Touchpad Stopped Working After Update

So I am on the latest version of Fedora. I have an Acer Aspire E15. I did a dnf update about a week ago (it was probably two weeks out of date at that point) and shutdown. I didn't turn it on again ...
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Asus N551VW Disable Tap to Click - synclient not available. Bodhi Linux 3.2.1

Can anyone advise how to turn off tap to click in the case where synclient is NOT available ? I have looked at the properties below and through the GUI touchpad settings - no option for tap to click. ...
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CUB Linux - Disable touchpad while typing [duplicate]

How do I disable touchpad while typing in CUB Linux? I tried to check the box "Enable palm detection" in the settings but doesn't seems to be the right option.
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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 touchpad-disable-...
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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 ...