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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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 ...
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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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Debian: Macbook Keyboard/Trackpad Inactive Until External Keyboard Plugged In

I've installed Debian on a partition on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) (MacBookPro9,1). I'm having some strange issues with my keyboard/trackpad. When I boot normally from GRUB, I get a black ...
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Touchpad zig-zag in linux

I have the issue that when I'm moving my finger diagonal on my touchpad, it tends to make a zig-zag pattern when I go slow. Also when I want to move the cursor, a few pixel over to a link, it doesn't ...
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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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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 disable/enable the touchpad for the Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK2

Solved (2016-11-15): See more below the question. Detailled description of the problem I'm trying to get the touchpad disabled when I press the Fn+F6 key (actually I don't have to press the Fn key ...
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Touchpad tap does not work Fedora WS24 on a Toshiba laptop

I installed Fedora Workstation 24 and am having an issue when I click (tap) in the touchpad it does not work. I tried checking for updates via su -c 'yum update' but that did not resolve the issue.
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Arch Trackpad Absolute vs Relative Tracking

I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos Laptop with a Synaptics trackpad, on which I recently installed Arch Linux. My trackpad has worked fine without configuration on debian-based distros and openSuse ...
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KDE: startup script doesn't work

OS: Linux Slackware 14.2, GUI: KDE. I have a touchpad on my laptop and it bothers me a lot when typing, so I decided to disable it. It can be done with command: bash$ synclient TouchpadOff=1 To do ...
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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 relative position

I've just installed ArchLinux on my new Xiaomi Air 13.3 and the touchpad seems to be working on absolute coords instead of relative. How change it to a normal behaviour?
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Touchpad on Arch Linux / Xorg funny - cursor moves to wherever I touch the pad

i am using arch linux with xorg on a laptop. When I put my finger on the touchpad, the cursor moves to the same place on the screen. So when i touch the middle of the pad, the cursor moves to the ...
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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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I can move back or forth in line only 1 character a time. How I can fix it?

I have a new Dell laptop Precision something, and worked with a mouse. But my touch-pad made a lot of trouble with cursor jumping all over screen, and I managed to switch it off. Now I am back to ...
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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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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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New Elantech touchpad lacks multitouch (latest kernel)

I'm running ubuntu gnome 16.04.1 on my hp pavilion ab048tx having an Elantech touchpad. I've tried various dkms fixes available on the internet (including psmouse-elantech-x551c and psmouse-elantech-...
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Debian on MacBook Pro 11,4 (15" Retina) - TouchPad and WiFi

Thanks for reading this. I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro, 15" Retina, the 11,4 model. I installed Debian Jessie, running kernel 3.16, on an external hard-drive and can boot into it. I only have two ...
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Configuring touchpad on Acer Aspire-VN7-791G with Linux Mint, changes are not accepted

I'm trying to configure my touchpad by adding options in a the newly created file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. The file looks like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "enable ...
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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad active but not working in debian jessie

I have a new Toshiba Satellite Harman/kardon which the Touchpad suddenly stopped working. The touchpad is (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) I have tried so many solutions but nothing seems to work, actually ...
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Add real dead zone in Synaptics Touchpad Driver

I know this has been asked a lot before, but after 2 days of reading I still have not found a fix. I have a new Dell XPS 15 which does not have physical buttons on the touchpad. The problem is that if ...
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Enable Scrolling and right click in trackpad in Kali along with keyboard backlight

I am new to this forum and Kali as well. I have a Macbook 13 inch 2015 model, and recently I installed Kali in it. I was able to configure broadcom drivers but even after googling a lot, I don't see ...
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ASUS UX501 - Ubuntu - touchpad doesn't work

On my brand new UX501 the touchpad works kind of ok (precision isn't great) but what does not work at all is the 2-fingers scrolling. I've been searching on Internet a lot but haven't find any ...
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How can I disable my touchpad/prevent accidental clicking while typing on Fedora 24?

My problem is this: While I'm typing on my XPS13 9350, it often happens that I touch the touchpad with my palm, causing the cursor to jump around and therefore I'm typing in the wrong place from then ...
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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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Fedora Touchpad Stopped Working After Update

So I am on the latest version of Fedora. I have an Acer Aspire E15. I did a dnf update about a week ago (it was probably two weeks out of date at that point) and shutdown. I didn't turn it on again ...
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Touchpad behavior changed drasticall - tap-to-click won't work, and scrolling is less effective

I'm running Cinnamon on Debian Testing on a Dell XPS 13. Sometime over the last couple days, touchpad operation changed quite significantly: tap-to-click stopped working entirely (I've tried ...
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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What keycodes correspond to requests for touchpad-enable and touchpad-disable?

I'm trying to write a kernel driver to support a hardware switch on my laptop. The switch is supposed to control whether or not the touchpad is disabled or enabled, and it is built into the laptop's ...
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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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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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Asus touchpad won't work in Linx Mint

My touchpad does not work in Linux Mint, which I recently installed. I can connect a mouse and it works fine. I have an Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 laptop. I tried a bunch of things, but none of them ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Touchpad gone bad

I have a problem with my touchpad, but I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and after a few days of use, the mouse pointer is behaving kind of wierd. What it ...
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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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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely (Debian Jessie)

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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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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How to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad?

Main question: How to get the absolute finger position on the touchpad? I would like to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad? I believe it is possible to extract it ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

Though there is "toggle touchpad" secondary function on F6 button of my laptop currently this shortcut doesn't work. xbindkeys -mk command doesn't show any info when I press Fn + F6. I couldn't find ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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Touchpad auto-disabled in kali 2.0

I have a dual boot in my acer aspire v3 with Kali Linux 2.0 and windows 10 edu version. Each time I login to windows my touch-pad works perfectly fine but when I login to Kali I have to enable the ...
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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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Touchpad gesture on wayland gnome 3.18 [closed]

I am Using gnome 3.18.2 on wayland. I know there is support for touchpad gesture in wayland but how do I configure it?
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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How to make Touchegg Work in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I followed all the instructions on https://askubuntu.com/questions/451386/how-to-achieve-multi-touch-gestures-in-ubuntu-14-04 to install touchegg and touchegg-gce on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. ...
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Problem with Touchpad on Fedora23

I have installed Fedora 23 on my Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop. But my touchpad is not working properly. When I am holding a finger on my TouchPad, the pointer on the Screen is flicking all the time. That ...
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Disable ELAN touchpad on startup

I don't use my touchpad often and when I'm typing on the keyboard it sometimes happens that my hand touches it and the cursor gets clicked which is annoying. That's why I push the touchpad-disable-...
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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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