A touchpad or trackpad is a device, normally on laptops, which does the same thing as a mouse by tracking the movement of the user's fingers.

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Disable Buttons Area - Asus Elan Touchpad

The problem is that the left-button and right-button are also included in the touch surface. I found out that this question is common, but i didn't find a solution for Windows(8.1) and Elan(touchpad ...
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Are there any programs that are similar to Synaptics' “Momentum” or trackball-like movement to a Notebook? [closed]

Synaptics has a mouse feature called "momentum" with enables a notebook track pad to act as a trackball. You are able to "fling" or "throw" the cursor in any direction. Similar to Apple's Magic Mouse. ...
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How do I lock the trackpad on the Lenovo x250

How do I lock the trackpad on the Lenovo x250? I find no shortkey on the keyboard to do this. Is it possible to lock it temporarily without disable it in BIOS or the mouse properties? UPDATE: I don't ...
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Looking for a Laptop with Particular Hacker-Friendly Features [closed]

I'm hoping to take a shot at some sysadmin and security certs relatively soon-ish. Specifically, I'd like to start with RHCSA, LPIC-2, and the exam portion of a CISSP cert — maybe take a stab at CEH, ...
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Permanent disabling of touchpad

I own a Dell Inspiron N5050 Notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am trying to permanently disable the touchpad. I installed the appropriate driver in order to manage my touchpad preferences, and ...
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HP Pavillion G4 2000 Touchpad Not Working

I have this Pavillion whose Touchpad stopped working a while ago, it didn't respond and the enabled/disabled LED doesn't turn on either. So then I bought another front case (because the touchpad is ...
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Dell Latitude running Windows 7. Touchpad works in some locations but not others?

This is the craziest thing that I've experienced three times. I leave my home office to work at a specific coffee shop and my touchpad is practically disabled. I can navigate with the "eraser head" ...
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Touchpad not working when running Windows server on Dell Inspiron 15

I've setup a dual boot on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the original Windows 8.1 as one option and Windows Server 2012 R2 as the second. This works fine apart from the Touchpad doesn't work in ...
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Laptop Touchpad Disable Touch to Click

I'm struggling to get the terminology right on this one. I have one of the more modern touch-pads: Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) and want to disable the "light touch" to click. I've previously been using a ...
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Windows side scrolling like mac

Before this get flagged as duplicate, I do not mean either of these questions Smooth (!) mac-like two-finger scroll with Win7 / Synaptics Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on ...
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Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [duplicate]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Strong “Force Touch” feedback for normal clicks

On my new Retina MacBook Pro with the "Force Touch" trackpad, the click feedback feels disappointingly weak compared to the physical click of the old trackpad (and my Magic Trackpad). However, the ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Click and drag in windows 7 sticks after holding left click for a couple of seconds.

If I click and drag my mouse anywhere (such as to highlight text, or drag a file), if I continue to hold left click for about 2 seconds, the mouse will act like I'm still dragging after I release the ...
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Touchpad on laptop not clicking

I am able to move the mouse around with the touchpad but when I go to click I something the left nor right clicks do not work. I tried the fn + f9 keys. I have tried to restart the computer. I even ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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Control touch pad on a Chromebook

I'm finding the touchpad on the my new Chromebook to be less than stellar, and was exited to read about a way to tweak its settings with tpcontrol, hoping I could get it to work more like I would ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at ...
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How ubuntu achieves pinch & rotate with synaptics, if synaptics doesn't support it?

I've installed ubuntu while ago on my old netbook and pinching and rotation gestures were recognized out of the box. I was positively surprised. Then I changed distribution (and I'm very happy with ...
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OSX - Stop Bluetooth Low Battery Message

I've seen this asked before but never any solution. When using the Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad a message pops up when the battery level gets down to 15%. When you click the message away it ...
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How to change mouse to left handed but keep touchpad right handed?

:D I just had my pc reformatted and I have a change in my "Mouse" window. It shows something like this now: But it used to show something like this: In the upper picture, you can only swap the ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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bad Synaptics driver erases cursor during 2 finger scroll

I have a dell inspiron 14 3442 (early 2014) and after a SO restauration(was 8.1 and I just reisntalled it), I reinstalled all the newest standard drivers from dell suport(Synaptics driver is ...
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Charms Bar Pops Out Moving From Center To Right

I have tried every solution to the "charms bar" popping out and none work. Mine pops out when I am in the middle of the touchpad playing a game. It does it about 1/2 of the time that I make a move ...
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Fujitsu E544 touchpad not working (no pointer, no buttons)

I have tried the 6 line kernel fix suggested here but I am still without any touchpad function Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Windows 8, keyboard mouse stopped working

My keyboard mouse no longer responds necessitating that I use an external mouse. I can not find the setting to turn it back on. How can I re-activate this feature?
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Prevent Windows 10 from installing/updating a specific driver?

It seems that the recent Synaptics driver update for Synaptics SMBus TouchPad on Windows 10 (build 100049) somehow doesn't see my middle-button. Uninstalling, and installing an older driver for ...
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Two separate keypresses become combined. Bug?

No matter how I scroll, holding control within half-a-second of the input afterwards causes the screen to zoom in and out. This normally does not happen, so I assume there is some delay between inputs ...
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Asus Smart Gesture getting CPU to 3GHz

I bought a new Asus Ux303ln laptop and the touchpad drivers (asus smart gesture) gets the cpu frequency up to 3GHz everytime I scroll with 2 fingers. This seems to be using alot of power and I only ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F touchpad won't go “back” by sliding left in Chrome browser?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F where the alps touchpad driver is up to date and seems to be working fine, except when I use Chrome browser and swipe left on the bottom of the touchpad, nothing happens. ...
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How to assign a shortcut key for enabling and disabling touchpad on a Windows 8.1 laptop?

As we all know that touchpad causes inconvenience when typing. So how can I disable it when typing quickly using a assigned(self or pre) shortcut key on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I had searched about it ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Custom action on gestures in Asus zenbook

I have recently bought asus ux303ln and I would like to overwrite some touchpad gestures. Only way to boot up gestures is Asus Smart Gesture and there is no option to perform custom action (like key ...
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Is there a way to map rightclick to a hotkey (ctrl+leftclick)?

I am using a thinkpad laptop and I do a lot of 3D modeling in a software where right-click is used a lot, almost as much as left-click but on my laptop's trackpad right-click is a bit harder to click ...
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Disabled touchpad re-enables itself after locking the screen

I have a MSI laptop, and I always disable the touchpad, because I use a mouse, and sometimes when I type I accidentally touch the touchpad with my forearm. Problem is, with Windows, every time I lock ...
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3 Finger Middle Click without using OEM Drivers?

I have a laptop with a Synaptics Clickpad. The default Windows 8.1 drivers support clickpads like it in a generic manner as "High Precision Touchpads". This enables two finger right clicks, and a ...
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TrackPad and Keyboard Do Not Work

After 10 or so seconds my trackpad (aka touchpad) stops working, I think I just have to start my HID service in services, but I can't do that because again, my trackpad doesn't work and after maybe a ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Asus UX303LA Ultrabook trackpad and display issues

I just bought a new Zenbook and the trackpad is really annoying. It is somewhat unresponsive. In other words, I try to move the mouse and it does nothing half the time. Also, it feels "laggy". There ...
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stop edge scrolling on synaptics touchpad

I have a new Lenovo laptop with windows 8.1 and synaptics clickpad v1.6. I can scroll with 2 fingers which is very smooth and awesome. But, while i'm scrolling up for example, my two fingers get ...
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Why don't touchpads have scroll wheels? [closed]

I was using Google Maps on my laptop today and a question occurred to me: why doesn't the touchpad have a scroll wheel next to it? There's a ton of wasted space each side of the touchpad so space ...
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How to move cursor while clicking the touchpad?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I really dislike the touchpad behavior. For example when I try to move a file I'm used to do it by clicking on the file with one finger and moving it with ...
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Why is my touchpad pointer twitching? [closed]

The pointer of my laptop is doing the same twitching that has been expressed by those using a mouse. Sometimes I lose the pointer altogether. What is the fix for this phenomena?
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Touch gestures for Windows 8 multiple desktops

Using this lovely (official) SysInternals tool https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 you can get four (natively supported) desktops from Windows, which you can switch between using ...
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Cursor vibrates

My cursor is vibrating. Does not vibrate under my admin login, only when I'm logged in under normal user account. I thought it may be a virus, so I did some troubleshooting, but couldn't find a virus. ...
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Left-Mouse Button Not Working

For whatever reason my left-mouse button had stopped working. It's not stuck down as I can hear it clicking and my right button works, touchpad words ( this is a laptop ). What are some things I can ...