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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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?

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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Cannot use LMB on laptop touchpad whilst using keyboard

HP Pavilion 15-p157sa laptop running Windows 8 - uses Synaptics Pointing Device - v.18.1.7.16 Initially I was unable to use the touchpad whilst using the keyboard - this was resolved by disabling ...
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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 ...
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How do I make my Asus touchpad behave in a reasonable way?

I recently purchased an Asus X550L computer. It came pre-bundled with an ASUS Windows 8.1 that I immediately wiped, to ensure I get a "clean" install without any superfluous junk that the OEM decided ...
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Mouse acts like scroll wheel

I am having an issue where the main touchpad is acting like a scroll wheel. That is whenever I try to swipe up or down the page or selection scrolls up and down and the actual mouse pointer does not ...
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Customizing the touch pad on new laptop: removing gestures and horizontal scrolling.

I have a new laptop and I want to customize the way the touch pad works. Currently there is a 'gesture' (swiping in on the touch pad from the right) for opening the start menu which I regularly press ...
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no options in synaptics touchpad drivers settings windows 8

I have been using Synaptics touchpad two finger scroll and two finger tap and pinch, etc. functions. But after i re-installed windows 8, i can't see options to set the two finger scrolling. Please ...
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Trackpad orientation rotation by 90 degrees on Mac OS X

I am using this application called "Inklet". It lets you draw with gestures on your trackpad. It is working fine except that what ever I draw gets rotated by an angle of 90 degrees counter-clockwise. ...
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Why my touchpad does not work properly? [closed]

The touch-pad of my ASUS laptop does not work properly.The synaptic properties of touch-pad are disabled! The tab "device setting" does not appear on the mouse properties window. Please help me to fix ...
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Can't detect touchpad ubuntu 14.04

I think I may have uninstalled my touchpad driver by mistake. It won't work and when I type in xinput into the terminal I don't see it there. I have a HP Pavilion g6 notebook, and when I go to the ...
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Gta Vice City Touchpad is not working “Windows 8”

I download Gta vice city yesterday. But when I run Game, my laptop touchpad doesn't work. I can only move my cursor in menu, i can't click. But when I start playing, my touchpad totally sticks (I ...
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Touchpad for HP ProBook not responding reliably

I have a brand new laptop, HP ProBook 430 g2, i5. The touchpad does not respond reliably. At first, when I started it for configuration, I realized that the cursor didn't scroll down. To scroll down ...
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Hold a keyboard key to turn a left click into a right click

Ok, guys. I have a Logitech touch pad that I'm using with Windows. There are some games (Diablo 3 mostly) that heavily use the mouse's right and left clicks. It's not convenient for me to constantly ...
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Toshiba Satellite Touch Pad controls arrow keys

On my account on my wife's laptop, the touch pad has started to control the cursor keys instead of the mouse pointer. It works fine on my wife's account or on the main user selection screen. On my ...
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Windows 8 - 2 finger scroll accelerate delay

I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet + keyboard two weeks ago and now I've got a new Dell laptop and both seem to suffer the same 2 finger scroll delay issue. I can't entirely blame Windows 8 ...
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How do I turn off touch gestures in OS X even when no touchpad is detected?

I have a delicate problem. I use a large multi-touch screen from PQ Labs with a Mac Mini. It is used in an exhibition where I run an application i fullscreen mode. However, since there is a touch ...
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Disable trackpad on windows 10

I'd like to disable my laptop trackpad on windows 10 (ASUS type, should that matter). I've tried all the options found while searching via google, most of which target windows 7/8.x. In addition, I've ...
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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Restore Snow Leopard Mac OS gestures

I haven't used a Mac since Snow Leopard (I am currently using Yosemite) but just got one for work and I was hoping to use the old gestures but cannot seem to get them to work. Is there any way to ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: ...
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how to change workspaces with touchpad gestures in touchegg on linux mint

I tried this instructions with touchegg: http://askubuntu.com/questions/92169/to ... -workspace My goal is to be able to change between workspaces with touchpad gestures(My sugested gesture for this ...
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Touchpad after-scroll delay fix?

I have an issue with my touchpad. Every time I scroll, there's a 1sec (not sure) delay before the scrolling stops when I lift my fingers from the touchpad, and it will automatically zoom when I press ...
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How to be more efficient when using the touchpad? [closed]

Is there any more efficient way to use the touchpad on Windows 8? Special gestures or some good hand position/pose when you are using it? I find the touchpad limits my efficiency since I can't move ...
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Macbook Unibody A1278 Midwall won't come loose on left side

I want to replace the trackpad of a Macbook Unibody (13" A1278). However, the midwall is stuck. Now I'm trying to figure out how to fix this without going to a repair shop. The first guide shows how ...
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ASUS VivoBook S200E Windows 8.1 Touchpad Precision Settings missing

I am having problem with Touchpad Precision settings on my ASUS VivoBook S200E, which is running Windows 8.1. I have successfully installed update KB2975719 which should bring the Touchpad Precision ...
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Configuring two touchpads with `synclient`

I have two touchpads connected: the one built into my laptop and an Apple Magic Trackpad. I want to adjust some settings of the Magic Trackpad (MinSpeed, MaxSpeed, etc.) and the problem is that ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...
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pointer has life of its own (MacBook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro, and the mouse is randomly moving around, but it seems to be happening at only one place. At my local Starbucks. My Bluetooth is disabled, I have not installed any software ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Windows 7 Driver Continually Installs HID-Compliant instead of Proprietary

My Problem My Acer e5-521-66sn Synaptics Touchpad in Windows 7 uses no gestures and installs as a generic Windows mouse and not Synaptics brand. I have recently undergone the extremely annoying ...
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Suddenly Oversensitive Multitouch Mousepad

I was using my laptop one day, when I suddenly noticed that the multitouch zoom feature was extremely sensitive! I literally cannot use it, because I can't control how far it will zoom in or out. ...
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Yosemite: Three Finger / Look Up Trackpad Gesture Not Working

The Look Up / Three Finger trackpad gesture is not working in Yosemite for my user. This gesture was working in Mavericks, but stopped when I upgraded. If I log in with the Guest user, the Look Up ...
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Strange touchpad behavior - writing “y” on gesture

I've got a Odys Wintab running Windows 8.1 RTM. I've also bought the keyboard and touchpad case, clicking, two finger scrolling and displaying the charms works perfectly. There is only one strange ...
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Touchpad support for SublimeText 3

I love SublimeText 3, but the only thing stopping me from buying a licence is the lack of decent touch(pad) support. I often work on the road, and some decent swipe/scroll support on touch and ...
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3 Finger Flick/Swipe gestures on Windows

I'm using an HP Envy 6 which has a Multitouch touchpad. The Synaptics tool looks like this: As you can see there is a provision of 3 finger swipe gestures, but sadly there's no 'settings' icon next ...
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how can I disable Fn+F7?

Fn+F7 freezes my mouse pad so I can't move my mouse. Is there a way (possibly a registry key that I add or modify).I don't like it at all. So how can I disable it? Thanks.
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Mouse malfunction with beeping noise

I have been having an extremely annoying problem for a couple of months now. My mouse spontaniously stops responding to clicks and scrolling and instead causes a beeping sound (from the speakers) for ...
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Synaptics Touchpad driver will not install on a HP Win8.1 machine

I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but I think something uninstalled my computer's touchpad driver, as enhancements like momentum and gestures stopped working. I downloaded and installed an ...
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Force Windows 8 to use touchpad as single-button?

I have an Asus V551L laptop with Windows 8. It's a great, medium-grade laptop, but the touchpad is driving me nuts. I'm constantly accidentally triggering right-clicks, since the touchpad doesn't ...
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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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Debian 7.7 keyboard and touchpad.didn't work

Yesterday I was installed Debian 7.7 with kernel 3.2.0 and GNOME 3.4.2. Today I found my right button on touchpad didn't work. I made it to work when I press the left button for a few seconds, but it ...
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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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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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How to completely deactivate the touchpad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible / how to deactivate the touchpad so, that it even stays disabled, if no mouse is connected? System: Dell Inspiron 6400, Windows 7.
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Dell Touchpad not working + cursor invisable

I just brought dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop with Ubuntu and installed windows 8. For some reasons it does not show mouse cursor. during installation it doesn't show cursor and after ...
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Mac Trackpad + Wireless Trackpad and natural scrolling in Visual Studio

I got used to natural scrolling on OSX, and I'd like to enjoy the same in Windows (using Bootcamp; of course it already works under Parallels) I have a partial solution working, which is using ...