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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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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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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Is it possible to tweak input from touchpad?

I use a MS keyboard on my Debian machine. The problem is that MS does not ship configuration software for us and touchpad's default scrolling directions are reversed (it uses natural scrolling). I ...
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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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Disable loading of Touchpad

I am currently trying to fix an Advent 4211 Netbook (a rebranded MSI Wind) - and whenever I use the touchpad the mouse (even an external USB mouse) stops working - when I run xev it does not register ...
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mtrack: how to get vertical button zones?

In trying to solve this problem about resting my thumb on a clickpad, I've come across an alternative driver for touchpads/clickpads called mtrack, which tracks individual fingers and has an option to ...
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Two-finger scrolling on Linux Mint

I recently installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop and am not able to get the Two-finger scrolling to work. I have changed the Panel Layout to Two-finger scrolling in system settings but that doesn't ...
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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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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 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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How do I disable the touchpad while I'm typing?

I'm looking to disable the touchpad in Crunchbang 11 (Waldorf) while I am typing. The processes I've found online do not work for me. All guides I have found (this thread, for instance) indicate to ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration, without synclient?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) The most popular advice I ...
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Middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad

In Linux Mint the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click. How can I change this to middle click?
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Linux Mint 12 two finger scrolling

i can't get two finger scrolling to work for anything on Linux mint 12 64bit.... hp dv7 laptop. the hardware definitely supports it as it works just fine on my windows partition. following the ...
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Mouse sluggish/choppy

So I have a Macbook 6,1 running Linux Mint 17 x64 Qiana (based on Ubuntu 14.04) using MATE with Compiz and I am having random mouse slow downs (only when using the trackpad). It happens randomly and ...
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How to reverse the direction of Touchpad two-finger scrolling in Wayland Gnome?

I cannot find anything in Settings > Mouse and Touchpad for the change. My X11 configs do not work here because I am using Wayland. OS: Linux Debian Stretch 9.1 Gnome: 3.22 Wayland: 1.12
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Figure out the emitted keycode for Fn+F6

On my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro on Windows, there is a function available Fn+F6 that should turn the touchpad on and off (I would like to map the correct key to the script here on askubuntu). But on ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration without “InputClass” sections?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) I'm interested in a solution ...
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Touchpad not recognized on linux (ASUS R751LB)

I have just bought a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work on any linux distribution (tried mint Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 14, Mint 16, also Mint 16 with recent 3.13.5 kernel). ...
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Why lost communication to Touchpad on Wayland Debian Stretch after FN-8/9 keys?

I had second display connected to my laptop before, Google Chrome wants to stay there often. I tried to restore the second display without having the second monitor connected to the laptop (because I ...
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How to find logs about Touchpad malfunction in Debian on Wayland?

I am trying to troubleshoot why my touchpad does not work anymore with Debian on Wayland (after pressing FN9 and FN8), continuing from the thread Why lost communication to Touchpad on Wayland Debian ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX430UAR touchpad sleeps (seemingly not a USB autosuspend issue)

The System This is a brand-new ASUS Zenbook UX430UAR dual booting the pre-installed Windows 10 and a minimal Debian, uname -a: Linux myhostname 4.9.0-7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u2 (2018-08-...
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Thinkpad x240 requires three fingers to scroll, only after suspend

Every time I suspend, when I start up again I can't scroll with two fingers but I have to use three. Does anyone know how to fix this? It works after restart. My system is a Thinkpad x240 running ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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The touchpad can support a better bus than the too old PS/2 protocol

I am not sure about what I should do to implement the following dmesg "suggestion" [ 4.005445] psmouse serio1: synaptics: The touchpad can support a better bus than the too old PS/2 protocol. ...
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Disable multitouch on some parts of a touchpad

The 4th gen Thinkpad Carbon X1 has no mouse buttons below the touchpad, but it is click-sensitive (a so-called clickpad). Clicking it on a small band at the bottom provides either a left- or a right-...
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Problem with touch pad in linux

I have a Lenovo g500 laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. The problem is that the touchpad in not being dectected. I ran Ubuntu in live mode before installation and the touchpad worked ...