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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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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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Video popping up from out of nowhere with windows media player

I downloaded the latest synaptics driver after reinstalling windows 7 64 bit, and there is a video titled "sysnobuttons" that is used in the driver menu to demonstrate a feature. I tried to delete it ...
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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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Error removing packages in Ubuntu using Synaptic

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and during my tries to free space I've removed several packages such as: openoffice, all editors, and some more packages such as players and printers drivers that I don't need ...
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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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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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Downgrade 'local' packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I recently unticked the "pre-released updates" option in Software Sources on my Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 installation. The Ubuntu wiki states the following regarding this source: The proposed updates ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 2 on a Ubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Thunderbird 2 on my laptop, which now has Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I'd prefer to use the Ubuntu package system if that's possible, but with all the tools included in Ubuntu, only ...
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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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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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Dell D630 - Touchpad does not move the mouse cursor

Windows XP - Dell D630 - Synaptics Touch Pad driver installed. The system tray icon that shows the movement of your finger on the touchpad registeres movement. The scroll feature of the touchpad ...
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can i cancel Ubuntu Update-Manager in progress?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and am bothered by the sometimes pretty long update progress. sometimes i wish to abort the update-manager, apt-get or synaptics because i need to go, but i think it might break ...
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Emulate middle mouse click by pressing the two buttons at the same time

I upgraded the driver of my Synaptics Touchpad under XP and I can no longer press the left and right buttons simultaneously to simulate a middle click. How can I turn this back on?
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Package visible in Synaptic but not in aptitude?

I can see libfreeimage3-dev in synaptic and have installed it from there, but what is it that I can't see it from the command line? I tried sudo aptitude update... mike@sleepycat:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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How to configure Synaptics TrackPoint/UltraNav for specific applications?

I have a ThinkPad X61, and I'd like to configure sensitivity of the Synaptics pointing stick scrolling feature on a per-application basis. I did this about 4 years ago on my ThinkPad T41, using a ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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Unable to open Synaptic manager, unable to install packages, what can I do?

I have installed the sun java6-jdk package but it's not installed completely. After that it's giving an error when I try to install a new package. In terminal when I write "sudo apt-get install [any ...
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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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Kinetic scrolling in Linux and Synaptics

Is there a way to enable kinetic scrolling in Synaptic drivers on Linux? I don't mind compiling "weird" drivers or kernel modules.
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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What's the difference between “Mark for Removal” and “Mark for Complete Removal” in Synaptic Package Manager?

When I right click on a package in Synaptic Package Manager it presents selections for removal and complete removal. What are the differences between these options?
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uninstall gnome-do plugins

On ubuntu (actualy, linux mint + xfce) I downloaded gnome-do-plugins package from synaptic, I got two problems with that package: it forced me to download a whole bunch of things I don't really ...