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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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Neither Bluetooth nor track pad work on Lenovo IdeaPad 320

I am running the latest update of Juno and cannot get my Bluetooth nor my track pad to work. Any suggestions? I have even tried using a Bluetooth USB plug and that did not work either. Is there a ...
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Touchpad Locks After Inactivity Period

I have a Compaq 21N121AR Laptop and this is my problem: After I make a mouse movement and my finger leaves the mouse touchpad, my touchpad goes in a kind of "Sleep Mode" and it takes a few "swipes" to ...
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Elemantary OS Touchpad not Working on Lenovo Ideapad 330s?

Elemantary OS Touchpad is not working on Lenovo Ideapad 330s. I tried libinput and synaptics installation an configuration but it did not work.
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What can I do to get track pad working on Ideapad 320?

Just installed eOS on my Lenovo IdeaPad 320 and am really liking it, but the track pad is not working. I have seen some threads that suggested updating the kernel but I fear that would break or brick ...
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Jumpy/Jerky touchpad while scrolling on Acer S3 - Elan Touchpad [Juno]

The touchpad scrolling works fine mostly. But if the 2 fingers pause in the middle of a long webpage (or terminal output), the page starts "bouncing" up and down... Here is a sample libinput-debug-...
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Touchpad tap to click and two finger tap to right click stops working after sometime

I have recently reinstalled Elementary Juno on my laptop and now the touchpad tap to click and two finger tap to right click stops working after sometime, if I lock the computer and unlock it, the ...
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How to prevent restoring synaptics driver setting when unlock screen or wake from suspend?

I want to prevent TapButton3 value of synaptics touchpad config from restoring none 0. I tried synclinet TapButton3=0 but it can't prevent restoring. I also tried to use /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-...
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Dell XPS 15 9570 not touchpad

I get a Dell 15" 9570 and I try to install Juno on it but the touchpad doesn't work on liveCD so I install still (with an usb mouse) to try to solve but nothing work.. . Do you know more about this ...
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Touchpad disable while typing not working

In the Mouse & Touchpad settings in Juno there is a section for Touchpad and in that an option to "disable while typing". Having upgraded to Juno on my Dell XPS 15 I discovered that this setting ...
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Touchpad issues with Juno on Ideapad 330

I decided to install Juno on my brand new Lenovo Ideapad 330 however the touchpad doesn't work, I had to do the installation using a external mouse. This laptop has an Elantech touchpad, which ...
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Single finger trackpad dragging inconsistent

Since upgrading to Juno I've been having issues performing "drag" actions on the track pad. Examples include trying to drag windows, or dragging to select text on a webpage. Steps Click and hold ...
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Blutooth and Scrolling problems

this is my experience with Loki & Juno beta. I have ThinkPad T440p, I installed both Loki and Juno beta, one after another and I did experience 2 exactly same problems on both: Blutooth switch ...
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Touchpad indicator not showing

Good Afternoon world. I got to say that I installed the touchpad indicator to mute the mouse pad on my Lenovo laptop as I type. The bad news is, that the notification says that it is ready but I do ...
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When plugging in mouse, touch pad is still active and unable to make changes.

Although I have recently asked a similar question, I did notice that as I was writing, several answers came up to help me with this problem. I tried to do the changes using the terminal without ...
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Problem with interference with touchpad and external mouse

I have a wireless mouse connected but every time I type,it appears to be scrolling causing a lot of errors. Is there anyway I can stop the touch pad from interfering when I type? When using MS ...
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Problems with touchpad of my Jumper ezbook 3 plus

today I have installed elementaryOs on my laptop, but the physics buttons of the touchpad dosen't work. What can I do to solve this problem? Thanks!
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Added Touch gestures, want to remove them entirely - how?

I've actually tried to install it with the help of this page which was suggested at some other place in the elementary OS stackexchange: https://neal.codes/blog/adding-mac-like-touch-gestures-to-...
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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Any way to use synaptics instead of libinput?

My touchpad worked perfectly in Freya, however it acts erratically in Loki. I believe this might be due to the fact that Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't allow using synaptics; in fact, if I try to add it using ...
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Elementary OS 0.4 touchpad bug on Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5"

I have just installed Elementary OS on my Xiaomi Mi Air 12 which has a synaptic touchpad. The mouse pointer is shaky and imprecise. I've found a post by two users offering fixes for my issue but none ...
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How to set middle scroll up to unminimize and middle scroll down to minimize a window in Plank?

Currently if you want to minimize a window you need to click the corresponding icon at a Plank bar. To unminimize, you can (hovering an icon with a cursor) either scroll up or down. For me it is more ...
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Secondary physical button doesn't work on clickpad using libinput

I have just installed ElementaryOS on a brand new laptop (Dell Vostro 3568), and I can't get physical secondary button to work. When I set "Primary button" to left in touchpad settings, all physical ...
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Touchpad & keyboard (and other) problems kernel 4.13

When installing loki 0.4.1 (fresh install) everything worked fine,but after updating my laptop my touchpad (synaptics) does not respond to touch input anymore and also when holding down any key it ...
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Touch pad controls

Just installed Elementary on my laptop, switching from Win 10, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable touchpad controls such as swiping up to open multi-task view, swiping side to side to ...
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Alps touchpad jumping on release

I have Elementary OS (fully up to date) installed on a Dell E6520. Works great except for this touchpad/trackpad issue. When i lift my finger from the pad it will jump cursor several pixels in any ...
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How to adjust touchpad scroll speed?

For example, when using my touchpad to scroll inside Chrome, it's going way too fast. I checked the GUI settings but couldn't find a setting. Is there a config file I can adjust?
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Using Multi Touch Gestures for Desktop Shifting

followed posts from Bulletmark and Neal Fennimore I can't get multi touch gestures working for desktop shifting. My process git clone http://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures cd libinput-...
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Multi touch stopped working after latest update

After the latest update, I can no longer scroll using touchpad and key repeating no longer works. Anyone else have similar issues?
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disabled touchscreen and touchpad

I apologize if this is a dumb question as i am an absolute beginner in Linux in general: I have a problem with my touchscreen and attempted to disable it permanently in the nano menu. I must have ...
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Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook

I'd like to use Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook. I understand the new SPI keyboard and trackpad are not natively supported. I did find this driver which apparently works. https://github.com/cb22/...
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Elementary OS doesn't reconize my computer as Laptop. OS thinks I have a Desktop

I've recently install Elementary Loki. In general it works fine except for one major thing. OS is not recognizing my computer as laptop, it recognizes my computer as desktop. For instance, I doesn't ...
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Touchpad & keyboard not detected

I've just bought Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14ast with AMD A9-9420 and i want to install elementary as my first os here. But unfortunately it can't detect my touchpad and keyboard. I can't even just move my ...
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Disable Three Tap Paste Gesture

i've installed libinput-gestures to get OS X-like gesture for switching workspaces. Sometimes some previously copied text gets pasted randomly in the current workspace, after the three finger swipe up ...
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Gsettings and dconf-editor touchpad settings not being used

So, I am used to disabling my touchpad send-events on external mouse via gsettings, and even when trying with dconf-editor, it no longer works. Thus I am stuck disabling the touchpad with synclient ...
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I just install Loki and updated it. But after reboot both my laptop's built-in keyboard and touchpad stopped working

However plugging in a usb keyboard and mouse works and strangely the Cap Lock light is on the built in keyboard and an it seems to shows up when I run the command xinput --list. Both the internal ...
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fn+f9 will not toggle Touchpad anymore

The Touchpad on my computer is no longer swithing on/off when i press the standard key combo to do so (fn+f9). It shows the "disabled" notification in the top right corner, but that is the only effect ...
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Touchpad cursor movement less smooth than it used to be

Since two days ago, I am experiencing a difference in how one-finger movements on the touchpad are translated into cursor movement. It is less smooth than before, especially when it's just a small ...
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Asus K501UX Touchpad starts working with 30 seconds delay after sleep mode

I installed Elementary OS yesterday as the first Linux in my life, so I'm total newbie here. I have a small problem with my touchpad. After I open my laptop and log in I have to wait some time because ...
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Macbook trackpad driver

I'm running elementary OS on a 2011 Macbook pro. I'm quite pleased with the overall experience but the trackpad feel is quite a disappointment (too sensitive, not precise, issues with selection/drag&...
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My touchpad isn't working

I recently installed Elementary OS in my laptop. (Toshiba Satellite C55-B5356) and I cannot seem to get my touchpad to work. As far as I can tell, it's enabled. xinput list seems to recognize it ...
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Touchpad works only after waking from Suspend

Specs: (Asus Laptop) Processor: Intel i5-6200U Graphics: HD520 (Active), GT930M Touchpad: Elan Touchpad OS: elementary OS 0.4.1 64-bit (Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS) Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic Problem The ...
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Touchpad bug when wake up

I have a problem, when my pc wake up, I can't use my Touchpad. So I need to restart PC every time, it's very annoying. I have a Synaptic Touchpad (Xiaomi Ultrabook). I need some help please :)
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Mouse acceleration values keep getting changed by the system

Over the past couple days, I've been fighting to take control of pointer acceleration in Xorg, and I'm just about at my wit's end with this. I managed to get the standard properties to work by ...
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How do I turn middle click into left click?

I can't have middle click closing apps when I accidentally tap it. Best solution I've found is to disable middle click entirely. I'd rather not have a big deadspot in the middle of trackpad. I'd ...
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Touchpad and wlan not working

I just installed Elementary on my Lenovo S21e. Looks really good but my touchpad and wifi are not working. hope this can be solved. greets, Maarten
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ThinkPad T460s touchpad jump

I recently switched to elementary OS from Ubuntu, but have found that my touchpad on my ThinkPad T460s behaves worse with fine/precise motion. If I keep my finger pressed in contact and roll it ...
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Any tips for setting up thumb rejection (MacBook Air)?

When using a trackpad, I prefer to hover my thumb over the lower portion (as there used to be a button there!). Whenever I do that in elementaryOS, the system stops moving the cursor, and assumes I ...
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XORG issue from frozen trackpad - crumb!

Good morning, Running Loki w/ 4.8.0-34-generic kernel on a 2016 HP Spectre x360 w/ edge drivers loaded (so I can get my wifi to work; Intel 8265 doesn't work in Loki). Last night I left the OS ...
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Touchpad two finger scrolling doesn't work in ASUS F540L with elementary OS Loki

I've tried installing libinput as they say in another post but no success, no synaptic driver installed either. I am a bit lost, not such an advanced user when dealing with drivers... Thanks in ...
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Touchpad just freezes after some time

I am using an HP Probook 430G, where the touchpad just freezes, after a certain point, say 3-5 minutes of usage. There is nothing in the dmesg. Here is my xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...