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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?
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How to automatically disable touchpad when USB mouse connected

I have had difficulties trying to get the touchpad to automatically turn off when a USB mouse is connected and enable when it is disconnected. I haven't had success with touchpad-indicator. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wacom issues with the Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 Tablet PC [closed]

Could you guys take a look at the Wacom issues? On my Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 tablet PC the Wacom works great and the OS runs awesome; but when it comes back from sleep elementary OS says there is ...
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How to easily enable and disable touchpad without using the mouse?

I want to easily enable/disable laptop touchpad. I know that could be done by short-keys, but at some point I had the impression that custom shortcuts do not work very well in Freya (Settings-...
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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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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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make 3 fingers tap in mousepad equal to middle button mouse click

In other distros like Ubuntu Gnome, when I tap with 3 fingers in my notebook's touchpad, it pastes the clipboard content (same behaviour as middle button in a mause), with elementary I've found that ...
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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 to automatically re-enable the touchpad after resume from suspend?

Occasionally my touchpad is disabled on resume from suspend. I then manually run the following command to re-enable my touchpad: /usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0 Is it possible to automate this ...
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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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Two-finger Scroll is not working for my touchpad of ASUS X200MA

I installed elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 on my ASUS X200MA, run all the updates. I wanted to activate two-finger scroll, ticked the option in the mouse and trackpad system settings. But it doesn't work. ...
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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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Touchégg doesn't work on my Chromebook

I have an HP Chromebook 14. I erased ChromeOS and replaced it with Elementary OS. It has all the proper drivers for the touchpad and such. I installed Touchégg and ran it in a terminal. It said any ...
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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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Touchpad not working on ASUS x550

i really like freya. but i have tried everything and it does not recognize the synaptic touchpad. Help, please?
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Is there a way to set a “scroll zone” on the right side of the touchpad?

I'm new on Linux and elementary OS. Everything is near ok, except the touchpad. It is recognized by elementary OS, except the "scroll zone" on the right of the touchpad. Is there a fix to recovert ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad. Buttons work, cannot swipe

I have installed Elementary OS recently. At some point my touchpad stopped to work. Not completely, but I cannot move it, all I can do is click. I have tried to enable it at settings. Turning on/off ...
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Touchpad quit working after update

A couple of days ago I updated elementary OS through the software updater, and after restarting the laptop, the touchpad no longer worked. The mouse would not move from the center of the screen. First,...
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Alps touchpad not recognized

I had an issue while trying the live version of elementary OS Freya: My touchpad (an alps touchpad) won't work as a touchpad really but is recognized as a mouse, so I can't use gestures for example ...
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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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“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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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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Touchegg touchpad control

To make touchegg work, the gestures you do on touchpad are associated with an application. Example: touchegg.config <application name="All"> <gesture type="DRAG" fingers="1" ...
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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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Touchpad not working on Dell 13-7352

I just did a fresh install of Elementary OS on a Dell 13-7352. During installation the trackpad was working, but afterwards it stopped. I have tried this: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-...
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ASUS X555U Touchpad not working

I'm testing Freya in live mode but on my Asus X555 laptop the touchpad is not recognized. I've found some tutorial to install Focaltech driver, anyway if I run xinput list from the command line i ...
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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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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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Touchpad is not working on freya works fine in Windows

I can move the cursor through touchpad. Which is working fine. But I can't select it by double click on the touchpad. Instead of that I can select it by pressing the left click button. Mine Asus ...
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How can I get my hardware working in Elementary?

I love the look of elementary, but have encountered a frustrating problem. The trackpad was working when I selected the "try" option from the boot menu, but doesn't work now that I've installed the ...
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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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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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Touchpad two finger scrolling won't turn on

Every time i turn on the two finger scrolling in the system settings, it wont turn on and when i close the system settings the two finger scrolling setting unchecks itself. Everything worked fine in ...
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How to get bluetooth to work?

I am using LiveUSB to see if Elementary works. After locating a mouse, and now able to navigate the OS, I proceeded to bluetooth settings. My trackpad, Apple brand, will briefly flash off and on about ...
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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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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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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 ...