Questions tagged [touchpad]

Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad / trackpads.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017 issues

I'm trying to move from MacOs to Elementary OS 6 but I found many issues while trying from the USB. Trackpad and mouse not working. Can't change keyboard mapping (Keys behavior not according to the ...
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Good touchpad for desktop computer

Touch gestures look so compelling in Odin that I would love to navigate elementary this way. But I installed it in regular PC and don't know what piece of hw will have the required support / drivers ...
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Touchpad freezes every so often [Dell XPS 13 9350]

I have just recently decided to install elementary OS, after using Manjaro for a while and I have never had this issue with another distro. When using my touchpad; lifting my finger up and then ...
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Twitchy cursor control with MacBook Air trackpad

The trackpad on my old MacBook Air is practically unusable, it is so twitchy. Very frustrating since it worked perfectly before I installed elementary 6 and this bistro looks great otherwise. Any ...
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ODIN - Touchpad two finger scrolling hard to use

Coming from OSX - and very frustrated at Apple due the bad quality of their recent product -, I just moved to elementary OS. I find the touchpad two finger scrolling (killer app for me) hard to use on ...
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Can't get touchpad to work on Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IIL05 anymore after installing elementaryOS 6

Back in elementary 5.1, my Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IIL05 required the "pci=nocrs" boot/kernel parameter on the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line in the /etc/default/grub file to make my touchpad ...
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multitouch Gesture Conficts in Odin

I have tried touche to add more gesture actions. But after every software updates its ignoring the overridden gestures defined in the touche
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Right click and fingerprint reader not working

I am trying out ElementaryOS (Odin) for the first time on my Asus Vivobook, but for some reason I can't right click on the touchpad, and also I see no option to log in using my touchpad's built in ...
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(buying advice) external touchpad

I often work on a dock and would still like to use the multi touch gestures but can't find an external touchpad except the one from Apple. Can you suggest me good devices?
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multi touch gestures on elementary OS 6 Odin partially not working

I have tried a live OS and the 4 fingers have partial issues with them, they do not toggle maximizing for example and bunch of other features, but the 3 fingers (vertical, horizontal & pinching) ...
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Can't use mouse and touchpad after wake up

Elementary OS 5.1.7 Laptop: dell inspiron 7559 Nvidia graphics is disable Kernel driver in use: i915 After my laptop wake up Pantheon refuse to respond on left click (touchpad doesn't work too). I can'...
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Keyboard & touchpad and mouse

I use a Macbook pro 16 I tried to install Elementary OS and I haven’t been able to 1 my keyboard did not work 2 my toucpad or mouse did either work. Is there a fix for that soon. I do not have a ...
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touchpad sensitivity

My touchpad is too sensitive, so the cursor keeps jumping around while I'm trying to edit text which is rather annoying. xinput list tells me the device is # 11, but xinput list-props does not list ...
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Mouse cursor would not recognise my finger inputs at random

Whenever I would use Elem. OS my cursor would at random get stuck and not move until I would reset it by lifting my fingers. This did not happen on Windows 10, nor did it, or does on any other Linux ...
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Touchpad don't work or recognized

Tried to install Elementary OS 5.1 on my Vaio Vjfe41f11x, the touchpad didn't worked on the installation, and neither on the installed system at all. Tried to install Ubuntu 20.04, touchpad worked on ...
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Lenovo touchpad does not work

I have come to Elementary OS after a lot of tests and finally, I have it! 'cause it's Fast & Simple. But the main problem for me is the touchpad I do not know what the problem is, just my touchpad ...
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Trackpad problem with Thinkpad X1

After suspend the trackpad two finger scroll and swipe stops working on my Thinkpad X1 but it still shows on in settings.
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Can not click on a touchpad

i bought a cheap Touchpad (Speedlink Sway), but only the pointer works. I can't use the tap, nor the hardware keys. Device: Bus 003 Device 008: ID 062a:2901 Creative Labs Xinput: ⎡ Virtual core ...
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Two Finger Scrolling doesn't work on elementaryOS Hera on VMWare Player

Two finger scroll doesn't work on elementaryOS 5.1.6 Hera: Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Linux 5.4.0-42-generic VMware SVGA II Adapter Things I have already tried: Touchpad not working on ASUS x550 ...
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Several Vital functions not working after some setup changes

I am currently in the middle of a move and as part of that move I removed all devices from my laptop. Previously connected devices were a monitor over HDMI, the charging cable, as well as a USB hub ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad-5-15IIL05 there is no sound, the touchpad does not work, the brightness adjustment does not work through FN

I bought Lenovo IdeaPad-5-15IIL05, installed elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera: No sound (no sound output device). The touchpad does not work. The brightness adjustment through FN does not work. alsamixer ...
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How to get trackpad gestures (three finger drag, four finger expose, etc.) functionality in elementaryOS installed on macbook pro 2009

I am trying to revive an older MBP (mid 2009) with elementaryOS. One of the things that I noticed is that the trackpad by default is pretty limited after the installation. I figured that I need to ...
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Trackpad and keyboard suddenly not working on MacBook 3,1

I've been using and enjoying eOS on a 2007 MacBook for about a month now, but as the fans often run at full speed for simply having a single HTML5 YouTube tab open in Firefox, I found myself scouring ...
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How to disable touchpad middle button paste feature

I want to disable middle touchpad button paste feature on my laptop. I have read about a change that implements this options now thanks to a fixing (https://github.com/elementary/default-settings/...
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Touchpad two fingers scrolling too fast

I am using elementary os Hera on a MacBook Pro 2015. I found that 2 fingers scrolling is way too fast. Is there a way to slow it down? Thanks in advance!
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Touchpad not working upon re-login - X1 Carbon

Following one of the latest updates (I had a few pending, so not sure which one), my touchpad is acting a bit weird. On boot and first login, everything works fine. When the screen locks and I log in ...
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Keyboard and trackpad are not responding when booting from flash drive on my 2017 macbook

I am trying to install 5.1 on my mid 2017 macbook from a flash drive. I get to the welcome screen, but I can't do anything there, as the trackpad and keyboard are not responding. As the macbook has ...
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How can I disable workspace switching with 2 fingers on touchpad after installing libgesture?

Here's my setup: Dell precision 5540 elementary OS Hera (up to date as of 12/17) In order to have a macOS like experience I installed lib gesture to switch workspace using a 3-finger gesture. ...
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Trackpad breaks on upgrade to 5.1

On elementary 5.0 I had perfect tackpad support on my Razer Blade Stealth 2016. After updating to 5.1 my trackpad no longer works. I've searched through these forums and others for solutions but ...
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Tarckpad scroll direction

Using Elementary OS as VM with Parallels. So far no severe problems. But the trackpad scrolling direction setting has no effect. I'd like to use "natural scrolling" (My German installation: "...
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Touchpad stopped working after Hera 5.1 update

My trackpad stopped working after updating form Juno to Hera, now I'm forced to use a mouse. from my xinput list the touchpas seems to be recognized: Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Touchpad issues after upgrading to new version 5.1

I upgraded today to version 5.1 Hera, but after updating the notebook touchpad stopped working. notebook: Lenovo Ideapad S145.
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Right mouse button on touchpad

I can't get the right-click button on my touchpad no matter what I do. I have used ElementaryOS before and have had to go to the touchpad prefs and selected "Hardware Default". This used to ...
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Mouse unresponsive after login

Out of nowhere the mouse on my Asus S430 has become unresponsive. The mouse works just fine under Windows or during the Elementary login screen, but does not respond to movement or clicks after login....
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Keyboard and TouchPad stops working in Elementary OS

I recently switched from Windows to Elementary OS and i have noticed several times that the keyboard as well as the touch pad stops working. If i restart my laptop, then everything seems to work fine ...
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Scrolling using Synaptics Forcepad choppy

I have installed ELementary OS a couple of days ago, but there is a small problem I'm facing at the moment. I own an elitebook 1040 g1 which has a synaptics forcepad built in. In windows, scrolling ...
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Right-click context menu for Clickpad

I have an HP Stream 14 with a large clickpad. Previously, when I had Windows 10, the clickpad had a right-click context menu when clicking the right side of the clickpad. I can't seem to get that ...
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Secondary trackpad/mousepad button not functioning as expected

I've been using elementary OS on various computers for years. I recently upgraded my travel laptop from a lower end unit (Lenovo N-22, Celeron, 4GB) to something with a bit more capability (Lenovo 11e,...
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How to run command on desktop unlock

I have problems with a touchpad on Lenovo X1 Gen 5th. Each time I unlock my screen session the touchpad is not functioning 100%, namely finger gestures for scrolling are messed up. I have to run the ...
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Pinch-to-Zoom multitouch gesture

I have a two-in-one laptop (Dell Inspiron 7348) with a touchscreen and a touchpad running elementary OS 5.0 Juno and the pinch-to-zoom gesture works ok on the touch screen (but still not very fluent). ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on MacBook Air Retina 2018

Trying to run a live version USB drive for testing - elementary OS 5.0 Juno The same USB runs the build just fine on my 2015 iMac but I get no trackpad and keyboard function on my MacBook Air Retina ...
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Buttons on trackpad don't work (Lenovo IdeaPad z410)

Just installed Elementary and I'm really enjoying it - my only problem is that the buttons on the trackpad don't work. I am able to navigate by tapping the trackpad, but not by using the physical left/...
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Problem with touchpad pointer

Hello I'm a new user of elementary os. It is a beautiful OS, maybe the best in my opinion, but I have a little problem with the pointer when I use it with touchpad. For example when I place the ...
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Lenovo V130 Touchpad

Folks, I have the abovementionned laptop but the touchpad is not working. I did find a corresponding driver for Windows but not for Elementary. Do I have to build my own kernel here (found some pages ...
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Driver Realtek RTL8821CE

Hola que tal acabo de instalar Elementary OS Juno y no me reconoce la tarjeta inalámbrica de mi computadora, es una HP Probook 440 G5. Y como puedo configurar el Touchpad, no me da la funcion de Clic ...
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my elantech touchpad doesn't work

I'm new to Linux and I did fresh install of elementary OS 5.0. Everything is working fine but the touchpad doesn't work and I don't have any idea on how to troubleshoot. It looks like its detected ⎡ ...
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Asus TUF FX504 Touchpad not working

As the title says the touchpad is not working. I currently have the Kernel version 4.15.0-42-generic installed. The fix is in the Kernel version 4.19.0 from Ubuntu's MainlineBuilds: http://kernel....
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Can't get multitouch(3+ finger) working on eOS

For some reason I am having trouble getting my trackpad fully working. It feels fine and works well for the most part, including scrolling and tap to click, but I have issues with doing anything with ...
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Is the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 supported in Juno? With multitouch gestures?

I have read that Google engineers worked in an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 driver for Linux, back in September. Is this driver available in Juno? Can you use it with multitouch gestures support?
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How can I disable Tap to Click?

how can I disable tap to click on the elementary os? I've tried disabling it from the "Mouse & Touchpad" menu on Settings but it doesn't work.