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Activate tap to click on touchpad?

Debian Jessie To enable the touchpad tapping permanently , copy the 50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d then edit it by adding Option "TapButton1" "1" . As root: mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf....
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Activate tap to click on touchpad?

In recent systems (2017) as many distros are moving to Wayland, synaptics driver is no longer used. Instead, libinput is used. To enable tap to click on touchpad using libinput create a file in Xorg ...
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Activate tap to click on touchpad?

This does the trick for me in similar situation under Debian 8.6 and LXDE: synclient TapButton1=1 Above works if synaptics touchpad work with Synaptics Driver xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. If you ...
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Linux mouse freezes after suspend

I can confirm a similar issue with my touchpad on HP ProBook 450 G6 with Ubuntu 18.04, it was very laggy after suspend. What worked for me: create /lib/systemd/system-sleep/touchpad: #!/bin/sh ...
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Linux mouse freezes after suspend

This issue goes back at least a couple of years. It's a problem for a lot of Asus owners, but it's not entirely specific to Asus devices. Also, it's not Debian-specific — though in your case both ...
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

Referance: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1179275/enable-tap-to-click-kubuntu I had to add Option "Tapping" "True" to the entry MatchIsTouchpad in the file /usr/share/X11/xorg....
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

If I type: $ xinput get-button-map 'DLL07BF:01 06CB:7A13 Touchpad' I get: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 I tried using: $ xinput set-button-map 13 1 2 0 4 5 6 7 It disabled middle and right click.
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

I had this same issue on a Razer Blade 15 (mid-2021) running Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. The fix for me was to install the synaptics touchpad driver. sudo apt update sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-...
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Remove touchpad two-finger right-click

I came across https://askubuntu.com/questions/999631/ubuntu-17-10-disable-touchpad-bottom-right-corner-right-click That pointed me in the right direction. Running gsettings list-recursively org....
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Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen.6 (2018) touchpad and trackpoint issues with linux

I also have the model with NFC and the following got both trackpoint and touchpad (with 2-finger scrolling) working: Delete (or comment out) the line i2c_i801 from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. Add ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

Once you've figured out which number corresponds to which button, you can replace middle-click with left-click. In my case, the second number mapped to middle-click: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ^ So this ...
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How do I enable two finger right click in Ubuntu GNOME?

Make sure you have sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics In GNOME Tweaks > Keyboard & Mouse, make sure under "Mouse Click Emulation" you select Fingers Then open Settings > Mouse/...
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Looking for a way to improve synaptic/touchpad palm detection

I have a modern laptop with a big Touchpad and half the time, my right palm was sitting on the edge and making false clicks as I type. The synclient PalmDetect=1 method was not working for me (no ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

You can easily get that middle 'button' to stop registering with a command like this: xinput set-button-map 11 1 2 0 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The first argument here specifies the device ID (in this ...
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Activate tap to click on touchpad?

Using debian Stretch 9.5 with xfce desktop environment . update : /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf Add this section: Section "InputClass" Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall" ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

Enter BIOS, look for "Touchpad", change "Advanced" to "Basic", save and reboot.
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

Looks like order of buttons is Left Middle Right there. This worked for me. xinput set-button-map 11 1 0 3 4 5 6 7
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How do I enable two finger right click in Ubuntu GNOME?

Since I've come here a few times from the Googles: Terminal: sudo apt-get -y install gnome-tweaks Super Tweaks (Enter) Keyboard & Mouse -> Mouse Click Emulation -> Fingers Underneath ...
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Disable laptop touchpad on Wayland

First of all, try if this dconf setting is of any use: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad disable-while-typing 'false' It was stated with false while the name would imply true. This ...
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

The most common cause of touchpad issues on Arch Linux, including the one you are describing, is not installing the Synaptics touchpad driver. The package is called xf86-input-synaptics Go ahead and ...
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Mousewheel/touchpad scrolling in Browsers

Feature is called "Coasting speed". To disable it you can use: xinput --set-prop --type=float "<your device>" "Synaptics Coasting Speed" 0 0 to list devices you can use: xinput list ...
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How to disable CTRL acting on touchpad's momentum in Cinnamon?

This is since coasting has been implemented in the libinput drivers, ostensibly to improve usability, but with side effects (originating in the translation to X11 events) that you are experiencing. ...
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How can I disable my touchpad/prevent accidental clicking while typing on Fedora 24?

The key to disable touchpad while typing doesn't exist anymore in the Gnome registry. First install dconf-editor - sudo dnf install dconf-editor then create a key in dconf editor using this command on ...
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How to reverse the direction of Touchpad two-finger scrolling in Wayland Gnome?

Install gnome-control-center than open it. Select Devices from the side Navigation bar than select Mouse & Touchpad. There you will find the option to toggle Natural Scrolling
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Handling string operations (and testing the result of grep) in a shell script

When you write if [ "some string or other" ] then the [ operator doesn't run some string or other, it just sees a non-empty string and says that is a true value. You want if [ "`synclient | ...
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Touchpad does not work on Acer Aspire

For acer laptops, After installing drivers if it's still not working. then you have To re-enable your touchpad: On your laptop keyboard, press the Fn key and the F6 or F7 key (the function key with a ...
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Which driver is handling my touchpad?

$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep "input driver" On my laptop it shows: ... [ 9.054] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'Elan Touchpad' ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

1. Find the ID of your touchpad with xinput list: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave ...
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touchpad not working after hibernate

I'm not sure why, but the problem is trying to both remove and add the module when returning from hibernation. Solution 1 I ran into the same problem as you, and your script fix-touchpad.sh didn't ...
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Touchpad not working on Debian 9

# egrep -i 'syna|alps|etps|elan' /proc/bus/input/devices N: Name="SYNA3388:00 06CB:8459 Touchpad" P: Phys=i2c-SYNA3388:00 S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:17.0/i2c_designware.0/i2c-4/i2c-SYNA3388:...
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