Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Touchpad scrolling doesn't work on ASUS x540ls

I tried to turn double finger scrolling through settings but it doesn't work. Tried googling for a solution but there isn't an obvious one. Please, help me enable two finger scrolling. I guess there ...
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Touchegg gestures don't work on an external touchpad

I'm trying to make custom trackpad gestures using Touchegg and Touchegg-GCE. I created a shortcut so that when I drag 4 fingers up, the key combination Super+Space is pressed. But when I drag 4 ...
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Elantech TouchPad not working on XMG laptop

I've had alot of trouble lately, after migrating to Elementary OS. The problem is that the touchpad does not work at all. After numerous reinstalls I, somehow, randomly, managed to get it to work, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...