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How can I disable only Palmcheck?

I am looking for a way to disable Palmcheck specifically. I am running Windows 8.1 and my drivers are up to date, including ones that Windows' updating system doesn't include. I would just disable ...
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Three-finger long press on touchpad opens Run dialog

This is bizarre, but completely reproducable: on my Sony Vaio Fit 15, long pressing three fingers on my touchpad brings up the Windows "Run" dialog. I've looked through the Synaptics touch driver ...
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Synaptics Clickpad v8.1 middle click

By default the "two fingers click" acts as a Right Mouse Button click, and I want it to act as a Middle Mouse Button click. No way to set it up with default Synaptics software, hence I am pretty sure ...
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Synaptics touchpad settings won't apply/save

I just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I'm going through the usual driver issues. I had this problem on Windows 8 as well, and I can't remember what I did to fix it. When I attempt ...
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synaptics touchpad on dell studio 1555 left button not clicking after vista to seven upgrade

please help someone I recently upgraded the above laptop from vista to win 7 32bit everything is fine except my left button wont click to drag a window if I swap the keys around it works have ...
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ThinkPad T440p clickpad configuration

I am currently trying to get the clickpad of my ThinkPad T440p to work according to my expectations, but am facing some issues. I'd like to configure the clickpad so that the three top buttons are ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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Disable touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
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Is this over sensitivity, driver, or hardware issue

I can't figure out what kind of problem this is. Here is the scenario: Suddenly, the Synoptics touchpad on a Lenovo Yoga 13 started to behave strangely. The most strange thing is when the ...
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Editing the Synaptics touchpad driver registry settings

Running the latest version of the Synaptics touchpad driver (17.0.19) I'm also running mDesktop, which gives virtual desktop functionality. At the moment I have it set up so that "Ctrl + Left_arrow" ...
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How to adjust left/right click regions in synaptics for clickpad

I have an Arch Linux running in a Dell Vostro 5470, and the left click works in the left side of the clickpad, but the right side does nothing. How can I enable the right click on the bottom-right ...
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Synaptics Driver will not install windows 8.1

I cannot install the Synaptics touchpad driver on my laptop. It is a Clevo we550eu, windows 8.1 pro. I am trying to install the latest driver version for clevo, v17.0.9.1 for windows 8.1. I have ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver crashes

My touchpad crashes when my PC is under high use. The click functions still work but the movement of the pointer does work and other functions of the touch pad itself are not working either. The ...
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Synaptics Clickpad not recognized

After a complete disk wipe on my Acer V5-573G I installed Windows 8.1 and the synaptics drivers for the touchpad, version 17.0.6.17 which I downloaded from the Acer Website. The driver install did ...
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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” (aka “Inertia”) 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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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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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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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. ...