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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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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Desactivating touchpad with one keystroke

I would like to desactivate/activate the touchpad of my Dell Lattitue 6430u with Fn+F5. This keystroke doesn't work by default on debian unstable. I know how to do this but it requires two different ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Right Click in Kali Linux 2.0 using touchpad [closed]

I can't right click on Kali Linux 2.0 with my laptop's touchpad.
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Touchpad does not work on Acer Aspire

I have an Acer Aspire on which I installed Linux Mint 17.2. The touchpad does not work at all; xinput doesn't even list any touchpad unit at all. Probably a driver issue, is there some way to make it ...
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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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how to configure touchpad gestures on Debian 8

Would it be possible to have touchegg (or equivalent) on Debian 8? Essentially I just need to configure mac-like touchpad gestures.
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Found my touchpad driver, but don't know how to install it

I'm bad with Linux and I'm tring to enable finger gestures on my pc but there is no "touchpad' tab in the settings of my mouse. So I searched for the driver that I need, I have a Asus TP300LA under ...
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What is the difference between I2C and PS2 mode?

On my Dell XPS 13 9343 my touchpad can work with I2C bus or in PS2 mode. What is the difference between those two modes ? Why are they both available ? The output of xinput is : Virtual core ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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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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TouchPad not working on Chromebook

I have just done a complete install of Linux Mint on a Toshiba Chromebook. All is working except I can't get the touchpad to move the pointer at all. I have to move around trying to do everything with ...
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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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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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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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Automatically disable touchpad while trackpoint is used

I have a Thinkpad T420 and I use the touchpad for scrolling and zooming (multitouch), but only the trackpoint for the rest. Is it possible to automatically disable the touchpad while the trackpoint ...
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Touchpad gestures without touchegg

I have a FocalTech touchpad, which has its whole area sensitive to touch. Therefore touchegg doesn't work as expected - if I try to select some text while holding the left button and swiping, a drag ...
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“Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?” after reboot. Scrolling doesn't work

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (64-bit) on an Acer Aspire v3-571g. I was at kernel 3.16.0-38 (3.16.7-ckt10), but updated to 3.19 trying to solve this problem without it helping. ...
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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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Touch pad freez in linux

I'm using Linux mint 17.2 Rafaela. My touch pad froze suddenly after I restarted the system. The issue is still there even after I boot up the pc. I also tried to change the setting using gpointing ...
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Left-Click not working in OpenSUSE

I just installed OpenSUSE on a dual boot setup with Windows, and it works absolutely perfectly. All devices work out of the box, except for the touchpad. Left-Clicking doesn't work but tapping does. I ...
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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 ...
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How to set maximum distance between two finger for two finger scroll?

I'm on a MacBook Pro running fresh Arch on Gnome 3 with xf86-input-libinput. I'm trying to find any setting to configure a maximum distance for detecting two finger for scroll, is there a way to set ...
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Fedora 22 4.1.3 Inspiron 13 7000 Touchpad Not Responding

Recently updated my Fedora 22 installation on my Inspiron 13 7000 laptop and the touchpad stopped working, even after many boots which seems to fix the problem a lot. I used evtest to see if the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse touchpad isn't responding

My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do. xinput is able to ...
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Some features are not working in my ASUS laptop with Ubuntu

I have an Asus X200CA-KX219D VivoBook (3rd Gen ci3/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Scrolling via touch pad and the fn keys do not work. Can someone please help me configure these ...
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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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Touchpad is not detected

My touchpad doesn’t get detected. I can use my touchpad as a simple mouse, but without any extra features like scrolling. My notebook is a Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11R. I'm running Elementary OS Freya (...
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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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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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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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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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Touchpad was disabled after plugging a Bluetooth mouse in and back out

I have installed Arch Linux on my computer (Asus K53SV) and everything works well. But after I plug in my Bluetooth mouse, which is a Logitech M215, then the touchpad is disabled, except for the left ...
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KDE on Toshiba Kirabook: unknown touchpad

I have just bought a new Toshiba KiraBook, on which I have successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Uefi booting. Everything works out of the box (requires some work with font size, due to the UHD ...
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I want touchpad-like behaviour on an Apple Magic Mouse on Linux

I run Linux (Ubuntu 14.4) on a mid 2010 iMac 27". The hardware support is mostly great but I would like to use my Apple bluetooth mouse ("magic mouse") in a touchpad-fashioned way. Right after ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad loses its settings intermittently

From time to time, the Synaptics touchpad on my Samsung N145 Plus will lose "advanced features", like scroll area on the right side. I used to have a script to take care of this, IIRC by doing sudo ...
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Inactive cursor with my touchpad

Cursor is inactive with touchpad on my Ubuntu 14.40. I can see the cursor and it's active with the mouse, but it's inactive when I use the touchpad. I ran the command synclient touchpadOff=0 Even ...
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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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Rest finger while moving cursor Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”

The default touchpad driver "synaptics" doesn't have an option to let you rest one finger on the trackpad and move the cursor with another; it stops the cursor. I'm using a Macbook Air and this is ...
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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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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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Unity freeze randomly

My UI hangs and nothing works anymore (mouse not moving, image freezes). I have to switch to TTY and go back to UI to make it unfreeze. I have the following error in DMESG: http://pastebin.com/...
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Touching the touchpad on Linux interrupts typing

I have a laptop with Linux Mint 17 installed. Whenever I am typing and the touchpad is enabled, successive keystrokes are being interrupted. For example, if I would try to type 'paragraph', it could ...
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Touchpad absolute coordinates

Since a while ago, synclient no longer supports the -m (monitor) option (that could be used to obtain absolute coordinates from a touchpad). I'm looking for a good, portable way to obtain absolute ...
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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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Too many touchpads recognized: touchpad does not work

I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7347 for my mother. It is supported officially by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so I guessed that Linux would go nicely on it. Well. I installed Mint 17 KDE (based on Ubuntu 14....