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Pressing any key stops mouse from working, Backspace acts as “home” (Windows 7, Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319)

The Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319 I'm working on has two seemingly related problems. Firstly, the backspace key deletes one letter then acts as a "home" key. Del also does this. Surrounding physical keys ...
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xorg.conf stops working after upgrade

After an upgrade from xserver-xorg version 1:7.7+3 to version 1:7.7+5 (Debian versioning), some relevant configurations defined in xorg.conf are being ignored. In particular, the synaptics touchpad ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” on a Elantech notebook touchpad?

I have a Lenovo notebook (Win 8) with a touchpad that's manufactured by Elan (aka Elantech). I've previously used a Synaptics touchpad on my old notebook and have gotten accustomed to its advanced ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in Mac OS X 10.9 VMware Guest

I have a multi touchpad it is working perfect in windows 8.1 and I have Mac OS X 10.9 in vmware but the Mac gestures don't work I installed the latest vmware tool and they are not working. Is there ...
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How to configure required physical movement on touchpad to move cursor over?

I try to achieve to configure my touchpad on my ThinkPad T440s so, that it requires less finger movement to move the cursor from the right end of my screen to the far left. I'm used to Apple's ...
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Synaptics - Double finger scroll activates Screensaver

I'm using the Synaptics Touchpad Driver on Windows 8.1 pro. When I'm using the double finger scroll, I noticed that the Screensaver still activates even though you're moving up and down the page. Is ...
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Track pad stopped responding at all, but still appears in device manager

My laptop (14" Razer Bade) touch pad (Synaptics) has stopped working, but in a rather odd way. It started with the mouse pointer moving around erratically at times, a then it stared to freeze up for a ...
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How to enable Synaptics Touchpad While Typing (without disabling palmcheck)?

All of the solutions to enable pressing a key while dragging the mouse involve disabling palmcheck. The problem is that palmcheck is extremely helpful. Is there a hack to keep palmcheck enabled and at ...
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Scrolling region on non-Synaptics Touchpad?

Synaptic touchpads have a region on the right that behaves like a mouse's scroll wheel (see figure). I don't like Asus's built in 2 finger scrolling. Is there some way to get a single finger ...
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Making the cursor move in Ubuntu while my thumb rests on the trackpad

Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a 2012 Macbook Air (4,2), with good results. I've turned on all of the trackpad gestures I want via synclient, except for one: I almost always move the cursor with my ...
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Windows 8 context menu and taskbar thumbnails don't stay visible

I installed Windows 8 on an old Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista. This is what CPU-Z says about my configuration: The touch-pad is using Synaptic drivers. The issue is whenever I ...
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Synaptics click Pad for linux

I bought a Sony Laptop which has Windows 8 pre installed. I installed CentOS besides it, but my click pad doesn't work properly - the right-click and multi-touch are disabled. I wonder if there is ...
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Synaptics touchpad: switch double and triple tap

I'm running Windows 7 on an Asus U36SG laptop, with Synaptics touchpad drivers installed (the one you retrieve on the Asus support page of the laptop). I couldn't find the option to configure double ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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How do I list all packages from unstable / experimental?

I'm running a Debian testing system with some packages installed from unstable or experimental, using apt pinning. How can I list all packages that come from unstable or experimental? I'd like to use ...
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Synaptics touchpad not working properly on HP ProBook 4540S

I recently bought an HP ProBook 4540S. The touchpad works smoothly on the left side. At the right side, scrolling works, but tapping won't. Is this a software or hardware problem?
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Asus Smart Gesture auto disable touchpad when mouse connected, conflicts with touch display

I am using a Laptop with a touch display and a mouse touchpad. Asus Taichi21 (smaller one). The touchpad is not that optimal, so using the keyboard sometimes lead to a mouseclick (then hand areas ...
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Keyboard layouts switching randomly in Windows 8

I use the US and United States-International (INTL) keyboard layouts, since I occasionally need to type characters not normally found in English. I rarely use the INTL layout intentionally. However, ...
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Set Synaptics “three finger press” to an action?

In the settings panel for certain Synaptics clickpad/touchpads is an option for executing a "program" on three-finger-presses. I'm hoping there's an easy way to have a three-finger-press excute an ...
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Three finger flick not working as expected

I've got a Lenovo y580 with both windows 7 and windows 8 installed. When I first installed Windows 8, the three finger flick to go back or forward a page in an internet or file browser worked fine. ...
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Error reading package lists

I have been trying to get updates on my Quantal Desktop and apt-get update gives me the following: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Getting a matrix of capacitance data from a touchpad

I would like to access the raw data from my touchpad before the data is processed into a single X,Y coordinate. Instead, I would like a grid of values as portrayed here: (image from ...
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How to get back two finger scrolling on HP notebook?

I am using the HP Pavilion 14-B030TU Notebook with Windows 8. I have had it for 5 days now and the two finger scrolling has been working for the first 4 days. Recently, I had to do a Windows Update as ...
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Cursor “sticks” when using laptop Synaptics trackpad following Windows 8 Pro upgrade

I just upgraded my Windows 7 installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 to Windows 8 Pro. Following the upgrade my cursor frequently does not respond to finger movements on the Synaptics trackpad. It ...
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How do I enable 4 finger swipe on Synaptics touchpad 7.2 on Windows 8?

I have driver version 16.3.1.2. It's not available in the control panel applet. I have tried the registry hack to change visibility but that did not work. How do I enable the 4 finger swipe?
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Where to find the latest digitally signed Synaptics touchpad driver?

In the past, Synaptics provided their touchpad drivers in a digitally-signed self-extracting executable. For example, here is an older version of the driver hosted on the official Synaptics website, ...
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Three finger swipe to change between windows

I'm using Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad. I want to be able to switch between open windows (like Alt+Tab) by swiping three fingers left and right. I've been searching the deepest depths of the internet ...
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Dell Windows 7 Synaptic Touchpad behaving erratically

UPDATE:: solution: For anyone who may land on this in the future: I ended up having the entire trackpad/armrest replaced, as nothing else seemed to fix the issue. Short version: My touchpad on a Dell ...
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Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update

I have an HP ProBook 6550b laptop and I recently installed Windows 8. After updating the Synaptics driver, I noticed that my OS eventually reverts to a pre-Windows 8 driver without asking me. New ...
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Use touchpad while “typing”?

My laptop (a Sony Vaio on Windows 8) disables my touchpad when I "type". This means actually typing, or just holding down a key like say, W, A, S or D. The touchpad stays disabled for a short period ...
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Synaptics touchpad stops working randomly

I have two laptops. One dell Vostro and other Vaio Z. Both have Synaptics (Yes, I have checked, and the original drivers were from Synaptics as well). On both laptops, the touchpad scrolling stops ...
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How can I disable SyncNoButtons.wmv

I have a Dell laptop with a Synaptics touchpad. After installing the Synaptics driver for some of the additional functionality it provides, I started seeing a weird problem. Tapping my touchpad in ...
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Lost Multitouch when installing Windows8 on my Acer Aspire S3-951

What is needed to enable it again? I have installed the synaptic drivers from acers homepage but it did't do anything but add a useless tab to the mouse settings in control panel. (which SHOULD ...
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Disable scrolling-icon

How can I disable this scrolling icon? Windows 7, Synaptics TouchPad
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I have Elan Touch Drivers presently installed on my laptop touchpad. Can I install Synaptics?

I have Elan Touch Drivers. I was wondering if I could install Synaptics Touch Drivers, because Elan has announced no plans on those extremely intuitive Windows 8 touchpad drivers that Synaptics will ...
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I don't have a touchscreen. How can I do gestures on my Windows 8 laptop's touchpad?

I just got a new Windows 8 laptop, but it doesn't have a touchscreen, and it seems like a lot of the gestures are designed for touchscreens, and not current mice & touchpads. Is there a way to use ...
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My Synaptics touchpad v7.5 becomes unresponsive after I type. Is there a way to fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. and whenever I type my touchpad becomes unresponsive. How do I fix? I am using a ...
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When I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive

I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. Whenever I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive. Note that I can't find palmsense or an option that allows me to ...
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What are the touchpad requirements to enable at the swipe the switch apps gestures on windows 8

Is there a specific make, driver, or version of touchpad that's necessary? I have a 2 year old hp dm3 with a 2 finger multitouch alps touchpad and app switching by swiping from left to right does not ...
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Synaptics Driver: two-finger scrolling option not appearing under device settings

I am using Windows 7 on a Dell Studio laptop. I have downlaoded the synaptics drivers but when I try to configure the settings There is only and 'overview' and 'buttons option' on the left hand side. ...
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Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?

(For those not familiar with it, CrunchBang is basically a preconfigured Debian Squeeze.) So a while back, I was writing a script and wanted to use a Python feature introduced in 2.7. Since the ...
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Map Synaptics Touchpad Gestures to Keyboard

Is there any way to map the Synaptics gestures to specific keyboard shortcuts? In particular, I'm trying to map Dexpot's forward/backward between desktops to touchpad gestures.
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Smooth (!) mac-like two-finger scroll with Win7 / Synaptics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on macbook)? I know there are many threads about this topic, but all of them are answered either with "use ...
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package updates after changing code

I'm running Arch Linux. So, what I did was I wanted to change the behavior of the synaptics driver, so I edited the code, complied to a package and then installed the package. Then, the new update for ...
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How turn off the Synaptic video tutorial after clicking on the touchpad?

I installed the new Synaptic driver. There is a video tutorial popping up every time I touch it with my finger. I read that I could fix it by deleting this videos from Synaptic workspace, but I ...
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Sometimes, Synaptics Touchpad Tends Cursor to Top-Right Corner

This has been a reoccurring issue for me, pretty much since I've owned this laptop (an ASUS G60JX.) Sometimes, the cursor will stop working properly and instead tend toward the top right of the ...
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How to install experimental packages?

I am running debian squeeze and would like to install the wine experimental package of sid. My Questions: Where do I find the package? Is there a way to include the package into the software ...
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Getting Synaptics trackpad to send actual scroll-wheel events

I have a laptop (a Samsung Series 9) with a Synaptics trackpad, and I have Windows XP on it. One of the nice features of this trackpad is that it allows you to scroll by placing two fingers on the ...
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Which packages are auto-removable in apt/synaptic

What is the definition of "auto removable" and other sections ("manual"?) in Synaptic ? Intuitively it should be list of packages that are not required by other packages but this does not seem to be ...
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Two finger scroll registering as click event with java apps on Macbook 2,1 running Linux

I was using Moneydance, a java-based application and when scrolling through an Income/Expense report with two fingers via the trackpad, many windows popped open. This is the same behavior as double ...