Questions tagged [touchpad]

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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Delay before touchpad motion accepted after clicking touchpad button

I have a X1 Carbon gen 8 laptop running ArchLinux with the cinnamon desktop environment. The touchpad works fine, for the most part, but annoyingly when I click one of the mouse buttons on the ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

The Thinkpad T480s has a "clickpad": a touchpad where (parts of) the touchpad itself is pressable instead of having physical dedicated buttons. Running X.org 7.7, there is a horizontal stripe at the ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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Synaptic touchpad stopped working

Edit: as mysteriously as it broke, it also recovered. No idea what it was. Recently Thinkpad P14s (amd chipset) touchpad stopped working after reboot. None of scrolling, tapping or physical button ...
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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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Asus ROG GL553VW Keyboard Backlight, Fan Control and Keyboard Shortcuts working thanks to Zlynt but now the touchpad isn't recognized

Zlynt's fix corrects the Keyboard Backlight, Fan Control and Keyboard Shortcuts but now the touchpad isn't recognized. Before this fix the touchpad worked as it should. Please help. Edit: Issue ...
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Trying to disable the touchpad at wakeup

I am using a Thinkpad L13 Yoga and had the problem that the trackpoint stopped working after wakeup. So I followed the following hint (which basically reloads the psmouse module at wakeup): https://...
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Built-in “Track Pad” button clicks registered by libinput not visible by xinput

I'm trying Ubuntu on a Sony VAIO Duo 11. Most hardware works, but there's a vexing issue. The Trackpad nub in the middle of the keyboard works, but its respective buttons at the bottom of the keyboard ...
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Middle “mouse click” on Touchpad with XFCE 4 on Ubuntu 20.04 with Dell XPS 13" 9300

I'm struggling to find the Setting in XFCE4 where I could enable "middle mouse click" on my touchpad to paste copied text. I tried synclient TapButton3=3 but it did not have an observable ...
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Making libinput touchpad configuration permanent

I'm using libinput as touchpad driver for my laptop. I can configure the various settings using xinput, but can't find out a way to make these settings permanent. Looks like I need to edit the ...
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How to enable Tap to click on MATE desktop (Debian 8.7 powerpc)

Using advice from this forum, I got tap to click working in LXDE on my Powerbook G4 running Debian 8.7. I have since been experimenting with the MATE desktop, how do I get tap to click working in MATE?...
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Enable ThinkPad Trackpad on Arch Linux

I'm using Arch Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad P14s. On a fresh install, the trackpad is disabled. It's cumbersome to carry a mouse wherever I go, and the red knob in the middle of the keyboard is far from ...
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Touch Pad doesen't work on linux mint 20.1 xcfe in an Aspire ES1-520 V1.06

so I'm using a Aspire ES1-520 V1.06 with Linux Mint 20.1 xcfe, and suddenly when I turned on my laptop the touchpad didn't work and I couldn't find it in the dmesg, i have tried a bounch of things ...
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Which driver is handling my touchpad?

I would like to know how to determine which driver (out of those below) is handling my touchpad: appletouch.ko.gz, cyapa.ko.gz, sermouse.ko.gz, synaptics_usb.ko.gz, bcm5974.ko.gz, psmouse.ko.gz, ...
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Touchpad not working

I just installed Elementary OS and almost everything is working great. The only problem is that the touchpad isn't working. I can not move the cursor with the touchpad. But if I use a mouse it is ...
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Fedora 26--Trackpad Stops Working

I recently updated my laptop from Fedora 25 to 26. After the update, sometimes, usually after I close the lid, the trackpad stops working entirely. I can't move the pointer, click, or scroll. ...
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How do I get my Keyboard and touchpad working (Macbook pro 2019)

I'm very new to linux/ubuntu and I'm experiencing an issue with my keyboard and touchpad/touchbar. I'm dual booting Ubuntu alongside MacOS (Macbook Pro 2019 13.3 in. w/touchbar). I have a fresh ...
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Toggling touchpad with `xinput --disable <device>` kills user session

[Host running Arch linux 5.11.12-arch1-1 with gdm on Xorg.] For years I've disabled/enabled my touchpad on the fly, directly from keyboard or cli as long as I had an active terminal session. I did ...
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Installing RHEL 8.3 results in “Unknown error has occurred”

I downloaded RHEL 8.3 with developer subscription. I changed BIOS configuration to AHCI after issue of not finding disc during installation, But still I have 2 issues. My touchpad isn't working ...
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IdeaPad 5 15are05 touchpad not working after fix in Pop!_OS

I have a new Ideapad 5 15 with Pop!_OS 20.04 installed. After the installation, my touchpad wasn't working but I was able to fix that issue using the solution of @theunreal89 given here https://...
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IMWheel creates jittery scroll when using touch-pad

Mouse scroll performance is poor in Linux and there is no built-in method to control the same. Hence, I did some digging and came across IMWheel. I followed this tutorial How to Adjust or Increase ...
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Synaptics touchpad coordinates

Using evtest, I found out that my touchpad has the Y axis exactly in the center: in fact, synclient reports LeftEdge as about -4500. The problem is that I can't use AreaLeftEdge: I can set it to any ...
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Calibrate Touchscreen

I am having trouble with the calibration of a touch screen for kiosk system. I have install xinput_calibrator and executed: $ xinput_calibrator -v DEBUG: XInputExtension version is 2.3 DEBUG: ...
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How do I enable two finger right click in Ubuntu GNOME?

I just installed it, and I can't figure out how to do two finger right click by tapping the touchpad. Additionally, I just discovered that I can't tap to click either! Help?
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How do I disable “tap to click” (touchpad) on KDE5/plasma-based installations? (currently using KDE neon)

I am looking at the System Settings => Input Devices => Touchpad but nothing jumps out. On Ubuntu/Unity, it is obvious which setting to use when wanting to play around with "tap to click". Thanks
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Touchpad from HP laptop not working on OpenBSD

I have installed OpenBSD 6.8 on a HP laptop. I have also installed xfce4. My problem is that the touchpad of the laptop does not work. Running the following command: dmesg | grep Touchpad the system ...
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Arch Linux. Touchpad dosen't work sometimes on Huawei MateBook D15 Boh-WAQ9R

I quite a long time from now use Arch Linux on my laptop Huawei MateBook D15 Boh-WAQ9R, and sometimes the touchpad just stops working. It may happen after sleep or after the start. So sometimes it ...
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Match touchpad properly in xorg.conf on Dell XPS 15

I'm trying to set nice options like tap and natural scroll to my Dell's touchpad. Booting X will detect 2 touchpads, one SynPS/2 Synaptics and one DLL touchpad. The SynPS/2 won't get any xevents, they ...
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How to trace sluggish trackpad scroll performance in Mint 20?

I have upgraded my Mint Cinnamon installation, and have encountered a trackpad problem, and am seeking ideas on how to trace the problem. I previously was running Mint 19.3 on my Dell XPS 13 as a ...
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

The touchpad on my laptop is a poor design, because it doesn't recede down into its housing to avoid my thenar and hypothenar's proclivity for inadvertent tap-to-clicks. In Ubuntu 19.10, using this ...
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Asus TUF Ubuntu 18.04.1 elantech mouse freezes frequently

I purchased a ASUS TUF FX504GE laptop and dual booted it with Ubuntu 18.04.1 .After which my elantech touchpad stopped working.I updated my kernel to 4.20.6, after which it does work,but freezes ...
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OpenBSD 6.8 TrackPoint and TouchPad issue

I have lenovo L390 Thinkpad laptop. Is it possible to configure trackpoint and touchpad? I tried this lines, but nothing happened, only my usb mouse working well xinput set-prop "/dev/wsmouse&...
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Debugging an unresponsive touchpad on Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR, (I found the exact model name with dmidecode). I'm having trouble getting the touchpad to work. It's not showing up in xinput --list or cat /proc/bus/input/devices. ...
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Shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad in GNOME3 on Wayland

I'm trying to add custom shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad on my laptop. I have GNOME 3 on Wayland. Using a suggestion from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/571537/138312, I managed to do it ...
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Wayland Touchpad Jumping - Motion Treshold?

I just switched from Ubuntu 17.10 to Debian Buster Sid, using GNOME 3.26.2. I'm using a Thinkpad T430. See below for more information on my touchpad. $ grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=...
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Linux Mint 18.3 touchpad middle click

I just installed Mint 18.3 and I'm trying to set my touchpad to do a middle click for a 2-finger tap and a right click for a 3-finger tap. Running synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 works ...
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Working acpi kernel options for Asus FX503VD?

On kernel version 4.15.0-sabayon, the only way to load X is with the kernel options: acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009' (and acpi=off but that's radical and leaves me with no sensors). Otherwise I ...
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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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Touchpad doesn't work

The problem When I try to use my laptop touchpad, nothing happens. It also does not respond to clicks. The keyboard works fine. Workarounds Using a usb mouse works just fine My system Acer Aspire 5 ...
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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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Command to toggle on/off touchpad in Xfce

I have found similar questions: How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad? and How to set a toggle on linux (True or False) bash command? But these are gnome-based, their ...
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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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“Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?” after reboot. Scrolling doesn't work

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (64-bit) on an Acer Aspire v3-571g. I was at kernel 3.16.0-38 (3.16.7-ckt10), but updated to 3.19 trying to solve this problem without it helping. ...
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How to rotate touchpad

I am sometimes using the apple magic trackpad and would find it more convenient, if I could use it upside down. Thus I was looking for a way to rotate my input. I stumpled upon libinput and some ...
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Touchpad does not work anymore. How to reenable? [closed]

I don't know what I did and if it was my fault. But for two days my touchpad does not work anymore. Facts: I have no xorg.conf. Ubuntu system settings (gnome-control-center) don't show the ...
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Touchpad vertical scrolling not working

I am using ubuntu 18.04 and libinput for drivers. Scrolling is not working for my system. I have tried changing natural scrolling and two finger scroll option with all the combination, still it does ...
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How do I disable a Macbook touchpad in Linux?

How do I disable a 2012-Macbook touchpad in Linux? I tried xinput --disable 13 but that only disabled the keyboard, even though xinput shows ↳ Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad id=13 ...
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Synaptics two fingers distance

On my touchpad (Xorg, synaptics driver), I can activate a two-fingers scroll this way: with the left hand, I put a finger on the left side of the touchpad and I DON'T move the finger; with the right ...
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Debian10 Touchpad in basic mode after halt

I run Debian 10/Gnome on a Lenovo Y2P, so far without problem. In particular uname -a yields: Linux deepthought 4.19.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux Since I once ran ...
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Activate tap to click on touchpad?

I am using Debian 8.6 LXDE on a Powerbook G4 15" 1.67GHz and would like to enable tap to click on the touchpad. It is already double scrolling but tap to click would help to save the ageing mouse ...

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