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A touchpad is a pointing device, often found integrated in laptops as a replacement for a mouse.  Use this tag for questions related to software support for touchpads; e.g., drivers and window systems.

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How to Disable Trackpoint in wayland?

I need to disable the trackpoint located in the middle of the keyboard It's quite annoying because it's very sensitive; even if I tap on other keys, the cursor moves. I'm using a Dell Latitude E7440. ...
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Linux Freezes randomly after waking up from suspend

Hello linux fellas. I'm currently using Fedora 40 with SwayFX as a compositor, swayidle as an idle manager and gtklock as a screen locker, on my Lenovo ThinkPad T460. I also use TLP. This issue ...
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Touchpad lag after two fingers scroll

I didn't know where to post this issue and thought this was the best place to start. I recently tried a number of linux distros on my job's laptop and always encountered this issue. I tested and ...
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Debian Bookworm touchpad not working

Touchpad seems configured, cat /proc/bus/input/devices: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000a Version=0063 N: Name="TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/...
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KDE neon, touchpad, few settings available. How to access more settings. I remember that installing a package allows access to more settings

I'm using KDE neon, and I've got a question about the touchpad settings. I remember that when installing some software package, I was able to access more of the touchpad's settings. Current available ...
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Linux Distro with MacOS-like Smooth (kinetic) Touchpad Scrolling

I'm a relatively-new Linux user (Ubuntu 22.04) and something has recently started to bug me immensely - the lack of kinetic scrolling in many apps. After doing some digging, it seems that kinetic ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Change touchpad sensitivity

I want to change my touchpad sensitivity on Debian (or its derivative like Ubuntu, etc.). How can do it?
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Magic Trackpad tap-to-click Debian 12 Xfce, how to enable

Xfce Version 4.18 GTK Version 3.24.38 Kernel Version 6.1.0-18-amd64 First SE question. I tried to comment here instead but do not have sufficient reputation. How do I enable tap-to-click for a Magic ...
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Disable touchpad physical click on Wayland

My touchpad has a defective click. I wish to disable the physical click while maintaining the tap-to-click functionality. How do I do that in Wayland?
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Lenovo touchpad becomes very slow in random intervals on Kubuntu

I just installed a fresh Kubuntu on my Ideapad 3. The touchpad was working fine but then after a while, I noticed it became very slow and hard to move in random instances and then it went back to ...
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How do i add Options to the xorg conf?

Where is, and how do I change the xorg conf file? I want to change the default scrolling speed of my touchpad. I can use xinput --set-prop "YOUR TOUCHPAD" "libinput Scrolling Pixel ...
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How to enable middle touchpad button in VMware which has Fedora/Mate as a guest?

My company laptop has been replaced. I moved from Precision 7730 (which had 3 physical touchpad buttons) to Precision 7680 which doesn't have any touchpad button, and I really miss them. My host is ...
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How to make KDE desktop works like MacOS

I'm a Linux user for more than 20 years, but recently I need to work on Mac far more than on Linux. The less I need to work on Linux, the more I want my Linux desktop to work like mac. I've done some ...
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MSI laptop touchpad stops working on Linux

I have a MSI Prestige 14H B12, bought in july. I'm having troubles with the touchpad, which stops working after a while in the login screen. The situation has been the same, but with different ...
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Lenovo 14w Gen 2 Touchpad does not work on linux

Touchpad does not work. it is not listed by lspci or xinput, but appears listed in /sys/bus/acpi/devices. I tried everything that could be tried like compiling a newest version of the kernel and ...
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Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working

My friend just installed Debian on his laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 14. He has Linux version 6.1.0-12-amd64. However, his integrated touchpad and keyboard don’t work. The issue happens on both ...
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Trackpad on Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6 (2018) Randomly Stops Working and Dissapears (Fedora 38)

I've been researching this problem for a while but none of the proposed solutions seemed to have helped. I tried disabling the trackpoint in Bios and added "psmouse.synaptics_intertouch=1" ...
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Thinkpad T480 touchpad: enable vertical scroll (no DE), which config to use?

I don't know if im using libinput or synaptics cause i use both at the same time. Xorg synaptic config cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf # Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the ...
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Mouse Suddenly Stops working or loses functionality & becomes oversensitive

I've had a Dell Inspiron Laptop for a bit. Occasionally the touchpad will stop working correctly. I notice this happens if the following happens: Randomly If a small object lands in the touchpad ...
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Keyboad and mouse pad are not working in Ubuntu-22.04 LTS linux for Lenovo V15 Gen4, 7520U

The keyboard and Mouse/touchpad are not working in Ubuntu-22.04 LTS OS on Lenovo V14 Gen4 7520U CPU. The external keyboard and mouse work perfectly. Is there any solution?
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MT9721K wireless adapter Drivers randomly stop working on debian and ubuntu based systems

After a certain amount of uptime, the OS is irreversably unable to detect the wireless adapter (MT7921K in this case). I previously "fixed" this by restoring the original Windows 11 install ...
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Wakeup from touchscreen does NOT work in embedded Linux

I am working on an embedded Linux (kernel-5.10.24) and there is a GT911 based touchscreen. The touchscreen is working well now. Then I tried to test the suspend/resume in this system. There is an RTC ...
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How to emulate touch event by writing to /dev/input/eventX in Linux?

I am working on an embedded Linux (kernel 5.10.24) with a touch screen. Now I want to trigger touch event by writing to /dev/input/eventX corresponding to the touch screen. To figure out the event I ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps disabling itself

I don't have any comprehensive logs right now because I bypassed the issue with psmouse.proto=bare but I'd really like it back. When I use xinput, it simply shows up as an Elantech Touchpad, ...
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How to enable "clickfinger" settings interactively to test behavior?

I am configuring a new laptop with a trackpad which lacks any physical buttons. Out of box I am not able to right click. This has made it surprisingly difficult to research and keep notes about all ...
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Disable ASUS Vivobook S15 S532F ScreenPad on login page

I'm new in Linux world, i've just installed it on my Asus Vivobook S15 (i chose Linux Mint because of its simplicity, sometimes...). The problem is that my ScreenPad won't turn off on the login page, ...
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Macbook Air touchpad not working on Void Linux

I have installed Void Linux musl base system on a 2017 Macbook Air, but the touchpad is not working. How to make the touchpad work?
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How do I fix my linux kernel to support my touchpad?

What I want to do is to solve why my touchpad on my ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 work awesome when cleanly booted, but lag as hell when in between hibernation in Arch Linux (tested all kernels) and also tried ...
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Touchpad not working in gnome on wayland

I am using Gnome desktop with wayland on fedora 37 with kernel version and arch 6.1.6-200.fc37.x86_64. Touchpad suddenly stopped working after booting the system, it was previously working. $ libinput ...
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Xorg.conf options not staying

I am trying to enable tap to click by default on my trackpad. The device name is "bcm5974". xinput --set-prop "bcm5974" "libinput Tapping Enabled" "1" works a ...
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Disable system swipe gestures and replace with libinput

I have Ubuntu 22.10 installed on old hp envy x360 and touchpad doesn't seem to work properly. Two finger scroll up and down works fine. Two finger back and forth in browsers not recognized. Pinch in ...
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Why is my touchpad lagging after closing laptop lid?

Every time I close the laptop lid, after I re-open it, the touch pad is really sluggish/lagging -- still "works" but is unusable, and is only fixed by a re-boot. Laptop: Thinkpad t14s Window ...
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Fedora 37/Wayland - Touchpad works but most gestures don't

I've used Linux daily for over a decade but have always run it in a VM or on a server due to the user experience typically not being quite on par with Windows/OSX (without significant fiddling). I ...
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Lenovo x1 gen9 @ ubuntu22 - touchpad too sensitive to touch

I have a Lenovo X1 gen9 with Ubuntu 22 on it. The touchpad is too sensitive, often drags things around when i am moving the cursor, registering false clicks and double clicks. I found that the ...
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Touchpad on Dell XPS not generating "click" events under Linux Mint Cinnamon

Just installed (after a lot of futzing around), now I'm into Linux Mint (Cinammon) for the first time. Something's wrong with my touchpad - I can move it around, and it seems like I can right click, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Double tap with two fingers not eating in Minecraft

In my laptop's touchpad double tap with two fingers only work single time in Minecraft as well as on desktop/Home i.e single right-click , but in Minecraft it do not hold with two finger double tap or ...
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What are 'default' props in xinput/libinput for?

I wanted to adjust vertical (two-finger) scrolling speed via xinput because my DE's settings utility does not expose that setting. So, I ran xinput --list-props to fetch a list of available settings ...
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How do I reduce screen brightness and activate keyboard on Chromebook for Puppy Linux?

I am trying to get into Linux. I installed Puppy Linux on a USB drive and have succesfully booted on a Chromebook (specifically: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Chromebook-11-N7-C731-C8VE.206948.0....
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Touchpad freezing randomly (with different OS)

I recently acquired a new laptop on which i initially installed a dual-boot with Windows 11 and Fedora. Windows 11 is working perfectly, no input/mouse problems and every software is running fine. But ...
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Tap-to-click gone after suspend/resume

When I resumed my laptop this morning tap-to-click did not work. It is also gone from my settings: I have tried clicking "[] Device enabled" to disable the touchpad completely and enabling ...
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Synaptics Touchpad - low mouse polling rate

My goal: I am trying to configure Linux Mint 21 Vanessa with the Cinnamon desktop environment (X11) on the HP EliteBook 850 G3. The problem: Everything seems to be working fine, except for the ...
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Elan touchscreen is recognized but touchpad is not

So, I'm trying to install Gentoo on a Dell XPS 9520 using a kernel that is configured to be as minimal as possible. So far, I've managed to get everything working, except for the touchpad. I've booted ...
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Bosto (Nuvoton) touchpad xinput setup

I've purchased Bosto touchpad (like this), plugged it into my notebook and it worked fine. But when I plugged device into my desktop, touchpad is not working. OS is the same on both devices: Ubuntu 20....
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Touchpad Detecting Input Less Than 3mm From Surface Problem

Today I installed Linux Mint on an Inspiron N5050 laptop I received today, and am having a strange problem. I hope someone here can maybe suggest a solution. The touchpad is registering mouse/touch ...
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Finding the right drivers in the linux kernel

I have an ELAN touch-pad with vendor id 04F3:3128 and I'm trying to find the right Linux kernel drivers to support it. I will start by noting that the touch-pad works with live CDs, like for example ...
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Can't Move Mouse When Key Pressed

I'm running up-to-date arch on an Asus G15 (2021) and I'm using i3 as my WM. I can't for the life of me, work out why the trackpad doesn't seem to work when I have a key pressed down. Where would I ...
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Battery and Touchpad issues with ThinkPad P14s

I am the happy owner of a Thinkpad P14s Gen1 with a AMD CPU since march 2021. The problems I am going to describe occurred both with Ubuntu Gnome and Fedora xfce4 desktop environnement using i3wm. ...
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How to enable tap, two finger tap, and natural scrolling in Guix?

After booting Guix for the first time, I noticed that tapping on touchpad doesn't render any action. Apparently, Guix comes with a default configuration for touchpad allowing me to click on touchpad, ...
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Elantouchpad not working on Hp laptop with any distro

So i have an HP Pavillion 15 Gaming laptop on which I recently tried to install ubuntu. But the main problem that i faced was that the touchpad wouldn't work at all. I switched over to pop os and ...
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Disable physical left click on touchpad but keeping tap

I need to disable the clicking on touchpad as my touchpad is a bit broken and get stuck specifically on the left side. Unfortunately I am unable to find the one-line command.
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