Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jumpy scrolling on ALPS touchpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 that came with the infamous clackpad. Since that was much of an annoyance, I replaced it with a T540 touchpad - Alps DualPoint TouchPad. Here's the output from xinput ⎡ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Touchpad has stopped working after kernel upgrade

My touchpad has mysteriously stopped working after I upgraded my kernel, despite having now downgraded my kernel and even tried to restore a previous snapshot using Timeshift. I have one of the new ...
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Touchpad issues [closed]

I have a Medion Akoya E6241 Notebook. I have done a fresh installation of Freya. Since installation the touchpad has not worked, and I have to use a usb mouse. Terminal input list is: Virtual ...
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How can I install Wine, without disabling ALPS-Touch-pad driver?

I would install wine. but by installing dependency packages, my Touchpad driver uninstalled automatically. so I try install it (Driver) again. but after reboot, system wasn't boot and stuck at black ...
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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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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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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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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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elementary os natural scrolling disabled when disable while typing is on?

i started the syndaemon like this to enable disable while typing option syndaemon -i 1 -d but after that natural scrolling doesn't work, so how do i get both to work? Thanks for your help.
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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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How can I roll back my touchpad drivers to a previous version?

I have a Lenovo z570 where I installed elementary OS. I installed Synaptic driver from X.org and the dependencies. After a reboot, I completely lost the ability to use my trackpad. Sometimes the ...
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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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I have some problems with OS beta. Help please [closed]

After I have installed elementary OS. The laptop seems to have some kind of lag and the touchpad also doesn´t work. CPU: AMD A10-5750M Quad-Core @ 2.50 Ghz Graphics: Radeon HD Graphics RAM: 6 GB ...
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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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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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