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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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154 views

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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1answer
604 views

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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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651 views

Cannot change Touchpad settings in openSUSE on HP Pavilion dm4-2015dx

I'm running openSUSE 11.4 on a HP pavilion dm4, with the kernel updated to 3.0.1. I've had many hardware/drivers issues, but I managed to solve them all except for the Touchpad drivers. The Touchpad ...
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598 views

Do any of the Synaptics touchpads come close to Apple's? [closed]

I own a 2007 Macbook Pro and am looking to buy a new notebook for school. My first option is a new Macbook Pro, but I am considering a PC because I can get one for about 40% less than the Macbook. I ...
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1answer
390 views

Synaptics Touchpad Behaving Strangely

My touchpad has suddenly become unusable. I can move the cursor with it, but clicking with the left mouse button seems to have little effect. When I drag the cursor over text, it seems to highlight ...
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Ubuntu synaptics touchpad is too sensitive

I recently switched from Windows to Linux (Linux Mint specifically) on my IBM T61 laptop. Since making the switch, my touchpad has been nearly unusable. When I place one finger on the touchpad, ...
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Why does holding the top right corner of my touchpad launch Media Player?

I've noticed that when I have a finger on the top right corner of my touchpad for five seconds, Windows Media Player launches. This is rather annoying and seems like an absurd default behavior, but I ...
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1answer
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My touchpad is unresponsive; is it dying?

The touchpad on my laptop appears to be no longer functioning. I typically use an external keyboard and mouse, so I didn't notice the problem until I tried to use the touchpad. I'm running Gentoo ...
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1answer
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How to make Synaptics touchpad work better on Linux?

I have Debian Squeeze currently installed on a Samsung N250 netbook with a Synaptics touchpad. These touchpads are, generally, good, and everything works perfectly on Windows. The support is ...
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Synaptics touchpad scroll doesn't work on many applications

The Synaptics touchpad in my new laptop doesn't scroll at all in a number of applications, including Steam and Zune. I've narrowed the problem down to Synaptics not sending mouse wheel messages, but ...
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3answers
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Turning off Synaptics 3 finger gestures on Dell laptop

I'm running the following configuration: Dell Studio 1557 Laptop Windows 7 Professional x64 Synaptics Touchpad Software 13.2.2.2 Dell Touchpad "driver" 13.2.2.2 While the Synaptics folder is there ...
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1answer
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Middle-click cycles windows in Windows 7

I'm trying to get synthetic middle-click working in Firefox on a new HP G62 running Windows 7. (That is, I want to open a link in a new tab when I simultaneously press both touchpad buttons.) ...
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1answer
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Enable Synaptics Touchpad in Fedora 13

My Laptop is a Sony VAIO VPCS12C5E. I recently installed Fedora 13 (x64). I have the problem that the Touchpad is not working at all. The following Synaptics driver is installed: ...
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Laptop Synaptics Touchpad No Longer Functional After Windows 7 Upgrade

I have a Toshiba laptop, with an integral Synaptics (PS/2 port) touch pad, that I bought pre-installed with 32-bit Windows Vista. After doing a clean install of 32-bit Windows 7, I can no longer get ...
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Synaptics Touchpad on Dell Inspiron Stops Responding Sometimes

Sometimes for no reason that I can observe my Synaptics touchpad will stop responding to scroll the scroll function (I swipe my finger down the right side). I then have to reboot to get it back. Does ...
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3answers
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Toshiba Satellite Touchpad not working correctly in Windows 7

I have a P305-S882 Satellite laptop that I have installed Windows 7 on. I went to the web site and downloaded the drivers available for Windows 7 but It still does not work correctly. The left ...
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Two-finger scrolling with Ubuntu 9.10 (Samsung NC10)

Is it possible to configure Ubuntu 9.10 to use two-finger scrolling on a Samsung NC10 netbook? I tried to configure it, but I had no success.