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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How to disable trackpad taps in Yellow Dog Linux?

I just installed Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 on an old PowerPC laptop. By default, it's interpreting trackpad taps as clicks, which I want to disable. I followed the directions here, and put TRACKPAD_OPT=...
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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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Apple MagicTrackpad2 on Ubuntu

I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad2 and want to use it on Ubuntu 16.04. Actually moving the pointer works, but e.g. two finger scrolling or tap to click doesn't. So I came up with the following ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX433/UX333 — Configure Touchpad-embedded numpad on Linux

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX433,on which ASUS decided to innovate by embedding a Numpad inside the touchpad (see picture 1). Toggling between classic touchpad mode and numpad (also turns the touchpad ...
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Touchpad buttons do not release after press (Debian Gnome and others)

I use a Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Intel based tablet) with Debian Gnome, but experience the same issue under Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora etc. . This tablet has a radio keyboard with touchpad and two buttons ...
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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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macbook-like multitouch trackpad on Linux Mint Cinnamon with touchegg

I'm trying to get macbook-like multitouch trackpad gestures working on my linux machine. Currently working on Linux Mint 18, trying to get touchegg working, though I'm open to another multitouch ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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Kernel does not detect Hardware / Software or Hardware fault

My Linux kernel (I tried several here from stock 2.6, 3.2 and 3.5 as well as a custom 3.7.3 one) does not detect my synaptics touchpad - or I am too dumb to find it. I looked into: dmesg, lsusb -v, ...
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Can I assign two mice to two windows or have two pointers?

I figured out how to put two pointers at the same time and control them with two mice (using xinput), but can I have them both assigned to a window? Since I can only have one window in focus I can't ...
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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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How to get position of fingers on touchpad

I want to develop a program which would be able to make use of absolute position of fingers on a touchpad to define custom in-app gestures. I've read that using raw data from evdev is a really bad ...
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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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Very High CPU Usage By IRQ #16

I recently noticed that one of my CPUs was idling at around 85-90% and according to top the usage was coming from interrupts, so just like in this question I used a combination of dmesg and ...
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Can I globally disable kinetic scrolling on touchpad?

I want to scroll exactly the distance I scroll, not twice as far. I'm sure kinetic scrolling is amazing for touch devices, but touchpads are no more touch devices than keyboards, where you touch the ...
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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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multi-touch gestures on Thinkpad T61

I'm currently running elementaryOS Freya on my Thinkpad T61 and want to use multi-touch gestures. Out of the box I can use 2-finger swipes for scrolling (although it works rather badly with this OS). ...
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How do I exit coasting when a key is pressed?

I have enabled coasting on my touchpad: $ synclient -l | grep -i coast CornerCoasting = 0 CoastingSpeed = 20 CoastingFriction = 50 It works fine. However, if I ...
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Synaptics touchpad inactive before suspend, active after resume

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I usually disable the touchpad. (because my palms make the cursor jump all over the screen!) When I suspend (by closing my laptop's lid) and then resume (by opening the lid),...
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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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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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Why does my touchpad stop working when I plug in my (normal, non-USB) headphones?

It's the darnedest thing. And only started happening within the last two days. Whenever I plug in my 3.5mm AKG headphones into the appropriate spot on my Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 running Ubuntu 18, ...
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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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What layer of the OS/drivers/X/Wayland might cause touchpad problems in both synaptic and libinput?

I am wondering, what layer of the stack might be causing issues in my touchpad if both the synaptic driver and the libinput driver show the same issue? I would be using my trackpad and intermittently ...
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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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Arch on MacBook Air Touchpad Tap to Click/Drag will not turn off

I am running Arch on a 2011 MacBook Air, and have been experiencing track pad issues off and on for quite some time. It seems that sometimes after system upgrades, the trackpad will become overly ...
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Slow down touchpad vertical scroll (too sensitive)

The vertical scroll of my touchpad is very sensitive. I just put one finger in the right side of the touchpad and the page start scrolling up and down. If I use Google Maps, it gets me crazy. This 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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Touchpad scrolling stopped working after Debian 9 upgrade

I have upgraded my Debian 8 to Debian 9 and found out that side touchpad scrolling stopped working on my Lenono G560. Has anyone experienced something similar? I found that The synaptic Xorg ...
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Can I rotate horizontal and vertical two-finger touchpad scrolling?

I have a simple script set up to rotate my screen left or right (using xrandr), and it also rotates the touchpad on my laptop. That way, physically rotating the laptop lets the touchpad work ...
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ELAN1000 and FreeBSD11-RELEASE

I want to use FreeBSD as Desktop on my ASUS laptop, but I can't use its touchpad... I try multiple things with synaptics driver, use xf86-input-synaptics from ports (when I use the pkg one, the wifi ...
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Touchpad unresponsive on resume from sleep on Debian 8

I installed Debian a few weeks ago on my laptop. When I close the lid and re open it, my touchpad does not respond. If I connect a usb mouse it works great but the touchpad does not. I tried to ...
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Debian doesn't recognize touchpad

I have installed Debian testing on a laptop Packard Bell EasyNote ENTF71BM. I using LXDE. I can't configure the touchpad because Debian doesn't recognize it. I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, ...
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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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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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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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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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Diagonal touchpad movement results in wobbly line

I'm using a ThinkPad L440 with a Synaptics touchpad. A while ago (~1-2 months) the touchpad started acting strange when trying to move the mouse pointer diagonally. The picture shows the first line ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys?

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS ...
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Synaptics settings get applied correctly from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but then reset?

I have a BCM5974 touchpad device which gets loaded incorrectly by Xorg despite being seemingly correctly configured. I have a simple /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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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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What is the best way to emulate keybord shortcuts with touchpad gestures?

On my lenovo 0410 I am using an ubuntu derivate called elementary OS. You can press super+W to show your current windows like on most other ubuntu derivates. I would like to use this feature with a ...
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Can I use Synaptics' output in KVM?

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. The only reason I don't actually use it is that its touchpad support is pure garbage: every time I try to run MenuetOS, ...
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My touchpad malfunctions after running for a while

I have 2-finger scrolling set up on my touchpad, using GNOME settings. After running my laptop for a while (several hours), such scrolling is no longer functional, and the touchpad itself is rather ...
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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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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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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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Mediacom FelxBook edge 13 - Linux Mint 19.2 Touchscreeen & Touchpad not working

I just had my fingers on a Mediacom FelxBook edge 13. I'm quite happy with it--everything but the touchscreen and touchpad on a fresh Linux Mint 19.2 installation works out of the box. Can anyone ...