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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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

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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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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Add latest libinput to Elementary [closed]

elementary is all about ease of use and aesthetics. As a mac user, I'm incredibly delighted to have finally stumbled upon such linux distro. A huge turn-off at the beginning was the horrible pointer ...
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Multi-Touch Gestures for eOS config file for Libinput OS

How to configure the config file for libinput config I want the apple gestures to work on elementary. I am able to change workspaces by swipe up and down. but that is just about it. For those of you ...
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Slow trackpad: finetuning and sensitivity/speed/accelation configuration

I have set the speed of my trackpad to max in the system settings. However, the trackpad is still quite slow. In essence, I have to move my finger around quite a lot to get from one end of the screen ...
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Update libinput driver

since eOS is based on Ubuntu 16.04, how can I update the xserver-xorg-input-libinput to a newer version? I want to install libinput-gestures and there is a small problem for my touchpad using the ...
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How to enable lower right corner touchpad as Secondary click on 2008 Macbook 5,1

In OSX, you've the option to set a physical click on the lower right corner of the touchpad to be your Secondary (right) click. I can't seem to figure out to duplicate this functionality in ...
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How to enable multi touch gestures

I'm trying to set up three finger swipes to cycle between workspaces with no success. I installed touchegg and got some config files but couldn't get it working. After I run touchegg I get this ...