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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Trackpad problems (scrolling)

I have a Razer Blade Pro (2014 - has a "fancy" trackpad). It's "registering" as a mouse (the pointer speed isn't changing the trackpad settings, but rather from the mouse settings). I can't scroll (...
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Tap to click enabling with console Command

What is a command for enabling tap-to-click through console please? My trackpad's left/right buttons don't work on my laptop and I currently don't have a mouse at home I could use so I need it to be ...
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Pinch to zoom not working on MacBook Air Mid 2011 running Elementary OS Loki

I am pretty much a newbie with Elementary OS. I really like it so far. It's made my old MacBook fast and pretty stable again. All my hardware works apart from pinch to zoom on my trackpad. Does Loki ...
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Touchpad fast scroll possible?

I just installed ElementaryOS on my Macbook Air, and so far I'm liking it. There is one thing which really annoys me though. In Ubuntu (or OSX) when I'm on a large website or in a large text ...
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Elementary os Loki touchpad right-click

I installed elementary os loki in my old macbook (white one 2007 I think) everything is ok and working fine except touchpad right-click. I tried with elementary s tweak, and touchpad configuration in ...
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Elementary Loki (0.4) - Trackpad Unresponsive (no cursor, etc.)

I installed Loki yesterday on a new Acer TravelMate B Netbook (11.5"). This netbook is all Intel (Celeron N3050 dual core, Intel HD 400 integrated graphics and wireless, 4 GB ram, 128 GB SSD. ...
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Middle click on touchpad no longer works

The touchpad on my laptop is the kind without separate buttons, but distinguishes left clicks (by clicking bottom left corner) from right clicks (by clicking bottom right corner). The problem is, ...
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How to Enable or disable touch pad in elementary os loki? [duplicate]

I'm using elementary os loki, i can't found touchpad disable feature on settings. how can i disable touchpad in elementary loki?
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Touchpad stops working after a while

I have just reinstalled my laptop from Windows 10 to elementary OS 0.4 Loki. In Windows 10, my touchpad works but just the basics (point & click, no two-finger gestures). But in Loki, even from ...
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Touchpad multitouch behaviour change

I would like to change touchpad behaviour in Loki so that two-finger and three-finger taps would be swapped. Two-finger tap - middle mouse click, Three-finger tap - right mouse click. Also physical ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on Macbook 12-inch 2015

I've tried to install loki on a Macbook 12" 2015, but once the Install screen loads, neither trackpad or keyboard respond. I've managed to install it without problems on an external USB disk (using ...
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How to NOT disable touchpad while typing?

In Elementary OS 0.4 Loki, the default behavior is to disable the touchpad while typing. However, this is undesired, especially while playing games. I want to be able to type and use the touchpad at ...
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“Touch Pad” randomly stop working

First, sorry for my English. I have a Acer-E5 574G laptop installed Elementary OS 0.4 Loki. Sometime my touch pad will suddenly stopped working and I have to reboot my laptop to get it works again. ...
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Touchpad pauses on HP550 [duplicate]

I'm really impressed with the simplicity, style and functionality of ElementaryOS on my HP550, and the wireless was very easy to set up. (Bad memories of this on other distros!) Everything seems to ...
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My trackpad do not wake up after sleep

I have a problem with my touchpad after a sleep. I don't realy know why. I already tried https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2182922 Note : that's append on last kernel 4.4.0-45 only, not on ...
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The touchpad does not work after installation

I made the installation of elemantary os smoothly. The touchpad of the laptop did not work during the installation. I finished the installation with the shortcut keys. Everything's fine, but the ...
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No tap-to-click setting for ASUS F556 touchpad on eOS Loki

I am having an issue with my ASUS F556U laptop touchpad - changes I make in touchpad settings have no effect, I cannot turn tap-to-click off and scrolling doesn't work, no matter what I do. So I have ...
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Strange “rubberbanding” on pointer in Loki

I just installed Loki the other night and I really like it so far, everything has been working right out of the box on my ThinkPad L460. The only thing that really bothers me is the touch. Its ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptic Touchpad gone crazy

I recently installed elementaryOS on Lenovo B50-45 laptop, the arrow of the SynPS/2 Synaptic touchpad moves on its own and the touchpad seems to be used by two people at once. No it's not a ghost 😂. ...
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How to disable the touchpad when mouse plugged in? - Loki & Freya

I had previously posted instructions for this that worked for Freya on: How to automatically disable touchpad when USB mouse connected Given that Loki uses libinput intead of synaptic drivers, that ...
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How do I remove copy/paste touchpad controls from Elementary OS Loki?

After installing Elementary OS Loki on my laptop (Lenovo Flex 3), when I press towards the middle of the click bar on my touchpad, it will copy or paste depending on the location. I've gone into ...
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Smooth cursor movement on touchpad (Loki 0.4)

I wanted to have a more smooth cursor movement while using touchpad, much like Windows (8.1 for that matter). Now it's very wobbly - when I put a finger on the touchpad, the cursor shakes randomly ...
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Shaky mouse pointer when using touchpad

I have an issue with shaky mouse pointer when I'm using touch pad, but only when I'm using one finger. It doesn't happen when I use: two fingers to scroll (cursor doesn't move, but I can scroll up ...
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Touchpad super slow on Acer E5-574G with Loki

I have an Acer E5-574G laptop, which came with Windows 10. Recently I installed Elementary OS (Loki). Everything worked but my touchpad became super slow. When I rub my finger over touchpad, it moves ...
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Features 'reveal pointer' does not work, whereas previously functioning properly [closed]

Features 'reveal pointer' does not work, whereas previously functioning properly. #loki
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How do I disable the touchpad in elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have tried everything to disable the touchpad on my Dell laptop. Is there a way to do it?
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xinput trackpad settings

I am trying to disable palm detection or the disabling of the trackpad while using the keyboard. It makes gaming impossible if you use a touchpad to do so. I have found the setting to disable the ...
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Way to enable vertical two-finger scrolling, but not horizontal?

I like vertical two-finger scrolling and enabled it. However, I keep accidentally swiping left and right with two fingers and going back and forward in Chrome, as well as doing weird stuff in other ...
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How do I disable the middle click in Loki?

Im am using Elementary OS on a laptop and clicking in the middle of the trackpad's buttons would trigger a middle click. I would like to disable that.
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How do I install Touchegg in elementary OS?

I'm trying to get touchegg working in elementary OS Loki but I'm not able to install all the dependencies for touchpad( synaptics ). I'm using Zenbook UX305. Can some please guide me though the ...
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Touchpad sensibility is too high in Loki?

Hi everyone I just installed Loki and I'm having trouble with my touchpad sensibility. It's too high!! I read about changing a property called Synapitics Finger but I couldn't find it !!! Here's the ...
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Touchpad on Samsung N210 no ENTER on tap

I Installed Loki 0.4 on my Samsung Netbook N210, all went well only when I tap the touchpad to ENTER, nothing hapens. This was already so during installation. The Keys UNDER the touchpad do work. (The ...
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Disable tap-to-click on login screen

How can I disable tap-to-click in the greeter/login screen of elementaryOS? I know that I can disable tap-to-click on a desktop of a user in the settings dialogue of mouse and touchpad. In the ...
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Trackpad randomly freezes

I have installed Loki this morning (it's awesome !). Everything works perfectly expect my Trackpad. Configuration Macbook Air (6.2 from 2013). OS : ElementaryOS Loki Problem The trackpad/touchpad ...
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how to disable touchpad while using the trackpoint? [duplicate]

I'm pretty new in Linux and bash and I am very satisfied with my elementaryOS. I have a small problem. I need to disable the touchpad when I'm using the trackpoint. I am using Freya on Thinkpad X1 ...
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How to disable touchpad in Loki beta? [closed]

I want to disable the touchpad manually in the settings dialog. In freya, there was a switch to disable the touchpad. In loki it seesm this switch is not there anymore. Is there another place where I ...
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Trying to install Elementary OS, cannot click

I am attempting to install OS Luna elementary to replace my busted Windows 10 OS. However, I have encountered a very vexing problem - I am in the installation stage and cannot click anything. I can ...
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Touchpad not working on HP chromebook 14

I have removed chrome OS and the bios that comes with Chromebooks and replaced it with SeaBIOS with elementary OS installed. It works very well, but I can't seem to get the touchpad working. I have ...
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How can I “disable/enable” my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS Loki?

How I can "disable/enable" my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS 0.4 Loki?
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touchpad troubles with libinput in loki-beta2 [duplicate]

Background: In loki-beta2 I have some troubles with my touchpad. Sometimes my touchpad becomes unresponsive mid-movement until I release finger from touchpad and put it down again. Trial-'n-Error and ...
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How to fix elementaryOS touchpad problem

I am running elementary OS freya which is based on Ubuntu 14.04, I have a lenovo U41-70 laptop. My horizontal mouse movement is fine but to bring the mouse from top of the screen to the bottom (...
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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad not working after update

My ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad stopped working after an update. Before a few days it worked fine, but now I can't do anything only the buttons are working. It seems to be the same problem as described ...