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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'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 test the touch screen on embedded devices like iPhone / iPad / Kindle? [closed]

I want to test the touch panels on embedded devices like iPhone, iPad and Kindle against following criteria: Do a gesture, like tap, swipe, pinch ( zoom in/out) 10000 times and validate that every ...
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Scrolling in Touchpad doesn't work on Acer Aspire S3

I'm on the latest Linux Mint release on an Acer Aspire S3. Unfortunately I can't scroll using my Touchpad. Google helped a little bit since I now know that there should be Touchpad options in System ...
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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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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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Can't Get Synaptics Touchpad Disabled

The touchpad comes back to life after a few seconds. The Windows driver had a disable-entirely option. I do not want to use the touchpad at all, so anything up to and including a hardware fix is now ...
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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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OpenSUSE can only boot into Failsafe mode

I installed the latest version of OpenSUSE and tried to install the driver for my touchpad. It would not install, so I installed it in this way: zypper install ./filename_.rpm After that my OpenSUSE ...
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Toggle touchpad in HP ProBook 4530s

I have a small problem. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP laptop and among some problems, I'm trying to solve a touchpad problem. It's working, but I can't toggle it on/off. In Suse Linux Enterprise ...
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Configuring Touchpad/Trackball for X

I have just installed my gentoo with X11/Gnome. It works fine with the USB-Mouse, but neither the touchpad nor the trackpoint works. The docs I found seemed to be outdated and were not mentioning the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to enable two finger scrolling without trackpad options?

I just installed Katya (linux mint 11) on my new Dell Inspiron 15R, and in Windows, my mouse supports multitouch (two finger scroll, three finger swipe, etc.). I have checked Preferences->Mouse and ...
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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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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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Linux hardware: Apple Magic Track Pad Alternatives

I'm using Linux as my main OS for few years. Before month or so, i tested apple magic track pad and i loved it since i am using laptop touch pad more than a mouse, it requires less movement of hand ...
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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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How to get touchpad functional, again?

I messed something up and can't get my touchpad functional at all on GNOME 2.30 any more. I looked at Mouse Preferences on the Touchpad tab, and can't find the magic switch. The touchpad works on the ...