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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Hot to disable 3 finger tap (Libinput)

I want to disable the paste action associated with the 3 finger tapping because it is not a behavior helpful for me and also somehow dangerous. Most of the post (for ex. this one) report either to: ...
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Touchpad and Wireless not working with Lenovo ideapad 330S and 18.04.03

So I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.03 with legacy support because I was having problems while UEFI was enabled. Now I can't get the WiFi nor the touchpad to work. I've updated the Kernel to the most ...
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Chuwi Lapbook air 14" touchpad recognized but not fully working

Two days ago my Chuwi Lapbook Air 14" arrived with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. I installed elementaryOS 5 (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and it works perfectly: recognizes the eMMC drive (the ...
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Synaptics-Touchpad (xorg-xserver) tap sensitivity too high

I have a Lenovo x1 carbon 7th gen. I just recently installed the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to fix the disabled click buttons after suspension. Since I have installed the synaptics driver, the tap ...
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Swap touchpad buttons independently of the touchpad

I use a Lenovo X250 with Debian. I have a touchpad with 3 physical buttons on top. Using xev I can see that these correspond to buttons 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, the touchpad itself can be pressed....
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Dell Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working in the login screen of Ubuntu 16.04

At first , the touchpad of my laptop was not working in Ubuntu 16.04. But the external mouse , keyboard etc. was working fine. I tried to reinstall xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but it was showing a ...
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Cursor jumping, multiple trackpad drivers

I'm using a Dell laptop running Linux Mint 19.3. My cursor occasionally jumps around randomly, for sustained periods, whether or not I'm touching the touchpad. I tried xinput-list, and received the ...
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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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How to check if If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used for touchpad?

I'm seeing the following warning in dmesg: [ 2.631179] psmouse serio2: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN1218 PNP0f13) says it can support a different bus. If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used, you ...
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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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psmouse sync issues!

I have Compaq CQ61-420US (64-bit AMD) laptop with Synaptics touchpad checked using $ egrep -i 'synap' /proc/bus/input/devices N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" But recently after Arch Linux 3.15-...
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Touchpad not working after suspend Ubuntu 16.04

My mousepad is not working after suspend on a Lenovo E460. It used to work perfectly but after this it no longer even appears in xinput. I have tried to plug in a mouse and that works fine. Edit: ...
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Reset Touchpad driver

My Synaptics touchpad on my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 recently stopped working. It's not a hardware problem; when running the same version of Ubuntu from a flash drive it works fine. That makes it ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / libwacom: Wacom Bamboo stylus buttons no longer work

Just updated my PC from the last LTS Ubuntu distro to 18.04LTS, and the stylus on my Wacom Wireless Bamboo tablet immediately lost all button function. The system seems to be tracking the stylus ...
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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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Reduce two finger scroll distance on touchpad

I recently installed Fedora on my Dell XPS laptop (9360) but the touchpad has been giving me issues. Overall, it doesn't seem very responsive (compared to Windows on the same machine and other laptops)...
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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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Linux mouse freezes after suspend

Today I finally decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. I fully install Ubuntu, but everytime my notebook goes in sleepmode and wakes up my mouse will not work anymore. When I do a reboot it works ...
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How to disable touchpad button click

Running latest Fedora. Found lots of answers on how to disable the touchpad while typing, but it's not what I'm looking for as I only want to disable the touchpad clicking (not the tap click, 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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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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Touchpad not working on linux live USB

A couple days ago the track pad stopped working when in Linux but works perfectly fine when in Windows. I have tried re-flashing the USB and even tried installing different flavors of Linux to no ...
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Tapping Touchpad not available

When I installed Fedora 31, the tapping options were available and I could do a mouse click with a single tap on the touchpad. Since a few days I can't access these options. Here is my configuration: ...
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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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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 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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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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Unexpected touchpad events in `evtest`: is this a driver or kernel or firmware or hardware issue?

EDIT: Since I don't know from which component the problem comes (kernel, xorg server, firmware, other?) I have added information from the xinput --list command and the /proc/bus/input/devices file. ...
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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 no longer recognized after updating BIOS and kernel

While trying to fix some of my function keys, I decided to update my BIOS. Although this didn't solve my original issue, my touchpad was no longer working! Initially, after the first reboot, it ...
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Touchpad too sensitive after updating from Debian 9 to Debian 10

I have recently upgraded my 2007 MacBook using this tutorial, which installs Debian 8. I had successfully installed it, and was running Debian 8, but needed to change my trackpad speed beyond the ...
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Unable to make touchpad work

I'm trying to find here a solution for my long-time touchpad problem. I tried one year ago at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/touchpad-not-beign-recognized-...
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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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Windows 10's 3-finger emulation of middle button: Click, hold, drag, release?

I asked X-windows users how they obtain full 3-button functionality on Windows 10 laptops, which generally lack a middle button. I assumed that Windows 10's multi-finger tap emulation of different ...
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X-window requirement for 3 mouse buttons on a modern Windows laptop

I'm a big fan of using bash, gvim, xpdf, xterm, x-windows, and many of the unix-like utilities that Cygwin has. I have a question that I suspect goes beyond Cygwin and applies to anyone using a Unix-...
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How do I change touchpad behavior with libinput running under wayland

The typical method of changing trackpad behavior is to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/<some number>-synaptics.conf. I'm running Fedora 25 running GNOME 3.22 and which uses Wayland by default, not X, ...
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Is there a way to figure out if a touchpad is broken, even if it's unsupported by Linux?

(I asked another question here that led to this question. I'm going to repost some of the command line output that I think is relevant.) I found an old laptop in my garage (Lenovo IdeaPad U260) and ...
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ELAN touchpad (04F3:0401) enable double finger scrolling

I'm having trouble enabling the two finger scrolling on my new Asus X540L. sugarman@sugarman:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual ...
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KLC Trackpad driver on kernel 5.3?

I had installed Pop_OS onto my MSI GS63 Stealth 8RE laptop, and so far everything has been working alright except for my trackpad. The one included is a SteelSeries KLC trackpad, and according to a ...
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Kinetic scrolling with libinput possible?

I am using Manjaro like this guy: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/how-to-enable-kinetic-scrolling-with-libinput-driver/36488 And my system comes with libinput. Unfortunately libinput does not have kinetic ...
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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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Cannot install synaptics driver. apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics leads to broken packages

I have just purchased a thinkpad and it has synaptic input device but ubuntu 18.4 does not come with synaptics touchpad driver. I am trying to implement the solution given here but running sudo apt-...
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libinput registering unintended left-click on touchpad during normal navigation and two finger scrolling

Libinput version - 1.14.1 OS - Arch Linux Kernel version - 5.1.9 System - Lenovo T480s Display - X11 Recently my laptop has started firing left mouse click during normal navigation with single finger ...
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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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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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Synaptics Touchpad effect of Tap delayed - Ubuntu 19.04

There is a significant amount of delay between when I tap and when it registers. libinput works fine when it comes to taps. Other similar questions are outdated and talk about options which do not ...
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ThinkPad touchpad and trackpoint do not work 90% of the time on Arch

The touchpad and trackpoint on my ThinkPad x250 had gained the habit of not working pretty much all of the time now. At first, it appeared to be that after sleep it stopped working, then it gradually ...
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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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Throw/cast mouse pointer with the touchpad

I read that many touchpad "gestures" are supported by touchpad drivers, like 'scrolling', 'swiping', 'palming', 'circular whatever', etc. But I can't figure out a keyword refering to the one gesture I ...