Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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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Old Alienware M15x Touchpad Multitouch (two finger scroll) not working

Installed the latest build of eOS today on my old Alienware M15x and I can't for the life of me get the multitouch/two finger scroll to work with my touchpad. On windows, the multitouch gestures ...
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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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Bizarre jumpy touch pad scrolling on Toshiba Satellite

I have read EVERYTHING on the net about this issue and have tried EVERYTHING suggested. I am running Elementary Hera with Ubuntu DE. I installed Ubuntu 20 (Focal Fossa) alongside Elementary and ...
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Touchpad Odys Winbook 13 not working

I have an Odys Winbook 13 and I tried out Elementary OS via live USB. Everything seemed to work so far but the touchpad didn't work, no matter what I type in the terminal. (Things I found on the ...
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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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Wifi and touchpad issue

I have just installed Elementary os on my Lenovo Ideapad 330 but from the start, wifi or touchpad right-click not working. Any help, please. I have tried every way on internet last the keyboard also ...
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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 right mouse click 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 work, no ...
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Jumpy touchpad while plugged in

I am running Juno on a Dell Latitude e6410 that has had issues with the touchpad being super jumpy and jittery... I just discovered that it runs smooth as butter when it's not plugged in. I switched ...
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Mouse & Touchpad settings doesn't work anymore

Suddenly my touchpad stopped working. After a reboot it seems ok now but the pointer is much faster and the natural scrolling is no longer enabled. Trying to change the settings in Mouse & ...
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Mouse speed different depending on axis

I've just installed elementary OS Juno on my Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad 700, and everything works great, except the touchpad. I've tried different touchpad drivers, libinput and synaptic, but the issue till ...
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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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Ignore touchpad when mouse is connected

So, i found this option on System settings => Mouse & Touchpad => Touchpad => Ignore when mouse is connected This is exactly what I'm looking for, but, (I have no idea why) this options does ...
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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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after the installation my MacBook TouchPad does not respond

I just installed elementary os 5 juno on my MacBook 12 (from 2018). I flashed my USB stick and installed it as told in the instructions. Everything works fine except that I can't use my TouchPad. my ...
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Touchpad buttons not working

Recently, I installed Juno on my laptop with a touchpad with buttons (clickpad) and I can use all functions of touchpad like tap-to-click, scrolling and etc, but physical buttons don't work. I tried a ...
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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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Physical click of the touchpad doesn't work (Ezbook Jumper 3 Pro)

After I've installed elementary OS 5.0 Juno I can't use the physical click of my touchpad,so I'm obliged to use it without the mechanical response. I tried to fix it through the settings but none of ...
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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.
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Touchpad Locks After Inactivity Period [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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elementary OS doesn't reconize my computer as Laptop. OS thinks I have a Desktop

I've recently install elementary OS 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'...
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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 ...