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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Automatic down scroll during boot and sometimes in apps

I am facing some weird issues since a few days, all of which seem to be arising due to a single problem. Once the boot menu pops up, the selection immediately jumps to the last entry (which in my ...
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laptop trackpad won't work after sleep

When I close my laptop lid and wait for it to sleep, the track pad won't work when I open it back up. I have no clue where to start with this.Please help. It is an old gateway with linux mint 18.2
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Touchpad lost arbitration / freezes

I have been using linux with a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro for two years now, and I have quite a pain in the a** since nearly 1 year: my touchpad randomly freezes for no apparent reasons. After 2 months or so, ...
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X1 Carbon 5th Generation (Debian 9) touchpad issue

The new X1-Carbon has a touch pad issue: the pointer freezes once every now and then for 3-4 seconds. dmesg shows psmouse serio1: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1 There are ...
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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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Can't get the two and three finger click on touchpad Thinkpad T440p [closed]

I installed fedora 26 just before on my thinkpad T440p but I can't manage to get my touchpad working correctly, and don't really see what to do more... xinput list just returns ⎡ Virtual core ...
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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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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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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 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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How to tap to click on FocalTechPS touchpad in Debian Stretch Gnome X11?

A touchpad or trackpad is a pointing device featuring a tactile sensor. I want to get tap to click work with FocalTechPS touchpad of ASUS laptop. Other natural features later: double-tap, ... In ...
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Touchpad not working in RHEL 7.4 for Dell vostro

Not able to find a way to make my touchpad work again. It was working fine in Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS but when upgraded to RHEL 7.4 it stopped working. Laptop - Dell Vostro 3468 Things which i tried ...
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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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How do I get Horizontal Inverted Scrolling in i3wm?

I recently installed i3wm on my Ubuntu 16.04 system, Thinkpad T450s. Vertical scrolling worked but was not inverted. Horizontal scrolling did not work. To fix vertical scrolling I followed the ...
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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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Mouse/Touchpad acceleration disabling not working

I'm running elementary OS, I installed it on my laptop to try it out but I can't disable the pointer acceleration (I'm only using the touchpad). I tried adding a bash script to startup to run xset m 0 ...
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Two finger scrolling not working on Lenovo ThinkPad

The system Fedora 26 Workstation 64-bit GNOME 3.24.2 Lenovo ThinkPad T400 The issue Two finger scrolling is not working on the touchpad. I tried enabling two finger scrolling through Settings GUI ...
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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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Right mouse click not working on touchpad (Synaptics? / Ubuntu Gnome 17.04)

I currently have an issue where I can no longer get my right mouse click to work on my laptop trackpad. 70-synaptics.conf: https://pastebin.com/rStE3d2F cat /proc/bus/input/devices: https://...
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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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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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Synclient Touchpad settings not working at all

installed LXLE on my netbook the other day. Most everything is working fine, however I was getting really annoyed with my touchpad's tap to click feature whilst coding. I had that common bug where ...
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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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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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What's the future of complex touch gestures on Unix? [closed]

The standard (only?) method of utilizing complex mouse/trackpad/pen gestures on Linux is Easystroke. Before anyone mentions touchegg/libinput-gestures and similar, they serve a different purpose. ...
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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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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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Arch linux touchpad lag

Recently i did a fresh install of arch linux as described in the wiki, and installed gnome along with it. Everything seems to work, but the track pad seems to have a slight delay to it. Not enough to ...
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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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Continuous pinching zoom on touchpad with libinput-gestures

I have an Elantech touchpad, and am working on i3wm on Manjaro. I am using libinput-gestures to define pinching gestures in the following way : (~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf) # Zoom View In (...
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Lenovo Y700 Elantech touchpad query 0x01 failed

I have an annoying problem with my Elantech touchpad for at least a half a year now. Most of the time it randomly loses sync and got recognized as PS/2 Elantech Touchpad or BYD Touchpad. It varies ...
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Mouse clicks not registering on *buntu [closed]

I recently had trouble with my trackpad mouse clicks not registering in Ubuntu. I tried a known good wireless mouse(It works on my windows machine) to no avail, I then looked around on the internet ...
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Elantech touchpad multitouch sensitivity

Is it possible to increase multitouch sensitivity? My Elantech touchpad has trouble noticing a 2 finger scroll unless I lay my hand flat and use a large area of my finger pads. Single touch is working ...
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Touchpad Recognied as ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse

My touchpad is being recognized as a generic mouse and it's creating a lot of problems with just everyday things. I've tried several distros including Ubuntu (16.04, 16.10, 17.04), Arch and currently ...
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How to copy gnome touchpad configuration to i3wm

I'm on Fedora 25 and am just moving from gnome to i3wm. When on i3wm, my touchpad assumes some default configuration I suppose that is quite different from my gnome setup. Is there a way to copy the ...
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External variable

I made simple script to disable my touchpad and bind it to shortcut. enabled=true if enabled then xinput -disable "TouchPad" enabled=false else xinput -enable "TouchPad" enabled=...
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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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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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Lubuntu 16.10 trackpad not responsive at all

I've searched high and low for a solution to this, I've tried this and this. Along with what seems like a plethora of others. When I run xinput I get the following output ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Touchpad Pressure Sensitivity with libinput

I'm trying to increase the pressure required to be put on the touchpad in order for it to move the mouse. I'm not talking about the move speed of the mouse pointer, or the general sensitivity of ...
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Touchpad not working on CentOS 7.2

I have installed CentOS 7.2 in my Dell Vostro 15 laptop (Dual booted alongside Windows 8). For some reason, I can't use my Touchpad at all. None of the features of Touchpad (Pointer movement, left/...
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Disable touchpad in init script

I created a script to disable the touchpad in my computer. It works ok when I run it in a terminal. I did some work to make it start at startup because I wanted the touchpad to be disabled permanently,...
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Cursor moving erratically on its own

My System: OS: Linux Mint 18 Sarah KDE Plasma 5 laptop: Acer Aspire V112p this is the output of the command xinput xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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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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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 ...