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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What does the 'i8042.nomux=1' kernel option do during booting of Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a multi guesture touchpad. My touchpad never works in any Linux distro such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Linux Mint, Knoppix, Puppy, Slitaz and lots more. I have tried lots of ...
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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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Looking for a way to improve synaptic/touchpad palm detection

I find that my touchpad's palm detection is pretty awful. I have set it to the minimum sensitivity not ruining my touchpad use (PalmMinWidth=5, PalmMinZ=1), and I still get random bumps whenever I ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen.6 (2018) touchpad and trackpoint issues with linux

I am having trouble to get my touchpad to work. It does not detect movement or clicks most of the time, and will only very sporadically "wake up", respond for ~one second and then stop. The same ...
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synclient does not find synaptics properties despite Synaptics Touchpad in xinput list

I upgraded my Fedora notebook to Fedora 22 yesterday. With that, synclient stopped working: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? Nevertheless, xinput list shows: ⎡ ...
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'OS X-like' momentum scrolling in linux?

Is there a way to make the scrolling on a linux machine (running X11) more like OS X's natural scrolling? With 'natural scrolling' I mean the fact that you can flick trough the pages, there is ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Touchpad scrolling is very jumpy on Wayland

I've just switched from Xorg to Wayland, which means I've also switched to libinput. I'm also using GNOME 3 and GDM. Since switching, scrolling has become very jumpy. As I drag two fingers ...
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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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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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How can I manage an oversensitive touchpad?

For the most part, I love my new Dell Latitude E6510. However, the touch pad is driving me mad. It's so sensitive that it will respond to my hands being near it, without actually touching it, if ...
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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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Modify mouse wheel and touchpad two-finger scrolling speed

I'm running GNOME 3 on Fedora 25, which uses Wayland as opposed to Xorg. I'm having trouble finding a way to modify my mouse wheel scroll speed and touchpad scroll speed without affecting mouse/...
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Power saving enables touchpad

I've installed power saving packages (bumblebee, laptop-mode-tools, and cpufreq) to my laptop with Debian Wheezy. Thanks to that I decrease power usage from 32W to 10W. But now I faced the issue that ...
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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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touchpad's click isn't working on Arch installation with Gnome

The touchpad's click isn't working(doesn't click when tapped) on my Arch installation with Gnome; I've already installed xf86-input-synaptics. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Can I configure my laptop's touchpad to only do scrolling?

I have a Thinkpad which has both a TrackPoint mouse pointer (the little red thing between the G and H keys) and a Synaptics Touchpad. I don't really like the Touchpad, and in fact keep swiping it ...
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X Server won't load when I add a 50-synaptics.conf file inside the xorg.conf.d directory

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to configure my synaptics touchpad, I need the tapping and the horizontal scrolling inside Awesome Window Manager. I've created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-...
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How to get Linux to recognize an unidentified touchpad?

The Lenovo Yoga 720 has a touchpad that shows up in lsusb with a bus ID of 06cb:0081. 06cb is the vendor ID for Synaptics. A quick Google search for the that string brings no results except other ...
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Increasing Accuracy of Synaptics Touchpad - Arch Linux

Here's my current problem with my Arch Linux installation. The touchpad is horribly inaccurate. And by that, I mean, I cannot click links without having to sway back and forth. I've been resorting to ...
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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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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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how to keep the touchpad but want to deactivate the buttons

The right button on my kid's acer v5 is broken. It got wet with milk and now it suddenly appears to keep pressed. How can I deactivate the buttons at all to only work with the touchpad? I have ...
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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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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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Touchpad not working on Debian 9

I just installed Debian 9 on a Lenovo S130-14IGM but the touchpad doesn't work at all. With Ubuntu there is no problem with it. Here are the results from the two operating systems: Ubuntu # egrep -...
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After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
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Asus X101H - Touchpad not recognized (want to disable while typing)

I have been struggling with this issue for a while and have done an exhaustive search for answers here and elsewhere before posting this question. On my Asus X101H, the touchpad is not recognized as ...
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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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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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Mousewheel/touchpad scrolling in Browsers

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate this, however: When I scroll using mousewheel or two-finger touchpad gesture, the page in Chrome or Firefox continues scrolling for a bit after I've put my ...
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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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Touchpad doesn't wake up from suspend

I've been trying to figure out how I can make my touchpad work after waking up from suspend. Until recently I could at least reactivate it by typing: ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/...
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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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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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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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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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Remove touchpad two-finger right-click

After the latest updates (I assume to gnome-shell), my touchpad right-click switched from "pressing bottom right zone" to "two-finger tap anywhere". I find this confusing and I want to restore my ...
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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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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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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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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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libinput touchpad is “dead” around the perimter

I have a Logitech T650. Long ago, I encountered a problem with about 1cm of the perimeter of the trackpad being "dead" -- no POINTER_MOTION events, no clicks, nothing in any of xev, libinput-debug-...
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Connect to i2c touchpad (in Device Tree) from Linux userspace

I'm trying to talk to a touchpad/trackpad listed in my laptop's device tree. The touchpad doesn't show up at all in /dev/ like my USB mouse does. I'm using a ASUS C201 Chromebook (codename veyron ...
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Touchpad not working properly after upgrade - Arch on Chromebook

I installed Arch Linux on an Asus C201 Chromebook using this guide (the debian and fedora guides for the notebook didn't work for me and resulted in a black screen). This worked well more or less out ...
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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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How to make ClickPad double-tap more reliable

Double-tapping on text so it gets highlighted is very unreliable, and seems to work at random. Single tapping is never a problem though (I set taps to mean clicks with synclient TapButton1=1). Here's ...
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Permanently disabled touchpad with function key

I pressed Fn+F5 on my Samsung 9 laptop, which disables the touchpad. It worked, but now I can't re-enable it. Clicking (and even click-through tapping) work, but the pointer doesn't move. If I cat /...

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