Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trackpad and keyboard not working on Macbook 12-inch 2015 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...