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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Synaptics official driver package successfully installed but driver not loaded

The latest Lenovo Touchpad drivers (16.2.19.13) are constantly using at least 2% of CPU. I found that it is a common problem, not just on my T420. The solution is supposed to be to install Synaptics ...
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Disable dell touchpad - reverts back to enabled upon reboot. How to permanently disable?

I turn off the touchpad using "dell touchpad" in control panel Reboot my computer Touchpad is back on again! How do I keep it off? (But still have the option to turn it on down the track if I am ...
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Enable mouse while typing [duplicate]

I know it's a frequently asked question, but I don't manage to find a solution. I have a new Asus laptop (Asus S551LB-CJ003H) on Windows 8.1, and a Logitech Mouse M125. The problem is : when I type ...
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Asus Smart Gesture too sensitive in Windows 8.1

I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. When I go to the start menu on my Asus Ultrabook I use the trackpad 2-finger scroll to move from left to right. However as soon as I stop scrolling and go to move ...
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Drag lock option is missed after upgrade to Windows 8.1 on Samsung ATIV 9

I have upgraded Windows on Samsung ATIV 9 to 8.1 and updated all software using SW Update after that. Then I realized that Elantech touchpad settings do not provide an option to switch off drag lock ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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prevent touchpad click while typing in a VM

I use a Fedora 19 VM (VMware Workstation 9) on top of a Windows 7 laptop (Dell Latitude E6530) on a regular basis. In Windows and native Linux, I can configure the touchpad to not accept clicks while ...
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Touchpad (trackpad) drag or resize release delay in Windows (7, 8)

Using a laptop, many must know the frustration of dragging or resizing something with a double tap on the touchpad and then the window just sticking on the cursor when in fact you want to release it ...
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Windows 8 swipe gestures (synaptics no registry files)

I have an Asus s400c ultrabook and now some of its touchpad gestures like two fingers in metro UI, right egde and up edge swap wont work but rest of the gestures work pretty fine. I checked registry ...
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Disable Touchpad by pressing a button

I would like to disable the touchpad while I'm typing. There are various questions on behalf of this topic already: How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04? Mousepad ...
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Cant change setting for touchpad

guys i have a weird problem with my Acer-Aspire V5-571g laptop that use synaptic touch-pad,I'm in windows 8.1 pro,,>>>>i cant change the reverse scroll option in multitasking gesture in setting,it ...
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My Windows 7 HP laptop's touchpad mouse not working

I have multiple computers and one of them broke so now I'm using other one. It is Windows 7 HP with a touchpad mouse, but now the mouse is not working. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this.
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Windows 8.1 ASUS notebook touchpad doesn't work properly

First, my configuration: ASUS N750JV Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2,40-3,20 GHz) 16GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Samsung 840 Basic 250GB SSD 1TB HDD No touchscreen, only touchpad (quite important in this ...
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Assign a gesture to a key combination? [closed]

Anyone aware of a software that supports gestures and allows you to assign a key combination to them? I'm using a similar program to spaces on windows, and i'd like to swipe to view a new desktop, ...
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How can I reassign the OS X trackpad three-finger tap to a four-finger tap?

I am using three-finger tap as a middle click to do things like open links in a new tab, which works great (using the app MiddleClick). However, it also open the dictionary simultaneously. I could ...
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How to disable 'touch' on new Thinkpad touchpad?

I recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad T440s which the touchpad is one big button. I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 on this machine. How do I disable the 'touch' on the touchpad without disabling the clicking? ...
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Unable to disable touchpad

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. I recently did a full re install of windows, which got rid of all the crapware that was pre-installed. Sadly, it also got rid of the Synapics touchpad driver. I tried ...
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Editing new Lenovo touchpad zones in Linux

Just got a Lenovo T440p - love the laptop, hardware's great - and I was all excited to put Mint Linux on it. Install worked fine, zero show-stopper issues, but there's one persistent annoyance with it ...
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Linux detects Vaio touchpad as a ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse

I tried this on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora. My problem is that in these distros, my Vaio VPCSA touchpad is detected as a normal mouse. It works as a simple mouse but multitouch gestures, double ...
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Extremely laggy touchpad after drop EDIT : After plugging to power source

LOOK at EDIT 4 at first! I dropped my laptop - Acer Aspire 5742z and everything works fine but the touchpad. It looks like touchpad send the information about position of finger every 500 ms or ...
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solve dell xps delay on touchpad and keyboard

I finally found the complete solution for a frustrating/weird problem i was facing. Problem A ) there is a touchpad delay when typing and try to use the touchpad? problem B ) there is a 1 second ...
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Unable to scroll using touchpad in Steam

I had this problem with my previous laptop and fixed it using this guide. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron which uses Dell Touchpad drivers. I've searched the registry and can't see anything to do ...
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How to change mouse scrollwheel lines on an Acer Aspire 7741?

My Acer Aspire mousewheel is set to the default setting and I need to increase the amount of lines it scrolls by. Normally this wouldn't be a problem on Windows 7, but the Mouse Properties Window does ...
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One finger scrolling on a Macbook touchpad

After an accident that damaged my hands, I am no longer able to do the two finger scrolling gesture on Macbook touchpad. On Windows I set up so called "scrollzone", it allows me to scroll smoothly by ...
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Elementary OS Luna 0.2 Synaptics Touchpad settings persistent

I have a problem making my touchpad settings persistent. I have installed Elementary OS Luna 0.2 few weeks ago, I'm quite new to linux but know my way around the computer. By default my Two Finger ...
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Removing 'bundled' software to make a slow laptop faster?

My brother-in-law has a cheap HP laptop used by his kids for schoolwork. It had got into a bit of a state and was running slowly with some dubious software. I removed a bunch of stuff that had been ...
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Accidentally uninstalled my touchpad drivers from Device Manager

I had a problem with my cursor jumping to top-right of the screen and I found an answer here to try to disable the touchpad driver, but I couldn't find the disable option and I uninstalled it instead. ...
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Mousepad enable button

I gave windows up, and now installed Ubuntu and am going to move all my work here. I have my first problem now, which is that I have on my laptop (Toshiba Qosmio F750) a button above the touchpad ...
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Using keyboard disables touchpad left button for a second on Acer laptop in Windows 8.1

The problem is present in the whole system not only in games: desktop, chrome, games, everywhere. When I press any "input key" on a keyboard for example in desktop I can't select the file by left ...
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Enable gestures at Samsung Ativ Book 2

How to enable gestures to fully use multitouch in a Samsung Ativ Book 2? Couldn't find solution online maybe some of you had similar problem. I'm using Windows 8.1.
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Remap windows 8 edge swipe?

Is it possible to remaps the edge swipe functionality on Windows 8? I would like to be able to make the left edge swipe change tabs in my browser (ctrl+t) and right swipe switch apps (alt+tab or ...
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Reverse Scrolling synaptics touchpad

I am using synaptics touch pad driver for my laptop. I want to disable reverse scrolling. How can I do it using this driver? There is no reverse scrolling option. Screen Shot: ...
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Open/close app when touchpad is enabled/disabled

Mostly, I use my laptop in a desk, with a wireless mouse. But, sometimes, I obviously need to ditch this mouse and use the laptops' touchpad. When I do so, I like to use an app called "Touchpad ...
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Windows 7 laptop - Jittery mouse

Toshiba Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop. The Synaptic touchpad that comes with the laptop has always been erratic, mouse jumps around all the time. So I disabled it (even removed the device ...
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How to solve jumping mouse cursor event?

I have Windows 7 32 bit installed recently in my HP Pavillion laptop. Before this version, I used another Windows 7 32bit version. During that time, there was no problem with my mouse cursor. but this ...
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Scrollbar not working on Acer Aspire v5

I have a new Acer Aspire V5 (purchased from Acer). I installed Windows 8 in it as been recommended by Acer. Problem is the scrollbar of the touchpad is not working. I have downloaded synaptic driver ...
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Disable delete or undo gesture in windows 7

I got a new logitech wireless keyboard that has a touch-pad on it, it's apparently multi touch as I can do pinch zoom, etc... . Every once in a while (read only when writing something important) I'll ...
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Windows 8.1 touchpad three-finger-multitouch gesture gone

Couple of days ago, i installed the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC and all of a sudden the touchpad gesture, which worked like a charm back in Win 8.1 preview, Win 8 and even Win 7, just stopped working. I am ...
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How do I disable touch pad on

I usually disable my touch pad with Fn/F6 but this no longer works. I suspect I have altered the system by inadvertently hitting a wrong key. What do I do?
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How can I enable/disable the Windows 8 Surface Pro's trackpad, now that the Trackpad Settings app is unavailable?

Earlier this year, anyone wishing to disable or toggle the Trackpad on the Surface's keyboard could download the Trackpad Settings app. However, it seems that this app is no longer available on the ...
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Driver priority during boot in Windows 8

I've Windows 8 installed on my laptop. It's pretty old, so old that it's touch-pad is not natively supported in Windows 8. Whenever I boot/restart it, all the applications and other less needed ...
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How can I enable OSX 'inverted' scrolling on my keyboard (win7)?

I have bought a new keyboard (Logitech k400), and it's trackpad has two finger scroll which works in the 'standard' windows direction (swipe up to scroll up the page). However my laptop's built in ...
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Linux: Disable Laptop Touchpad Using In-Build Sensor

These days many laptop devices come with a touchpad that have sensor next to them. By double clicking these sensor (or single clicking on some of them) the touch pad is disabled until the sensor is ...
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My Sony Vaio Touchpad freezes

My Sony VAIO laptop's (SVE14A2M1EB) touchpad freezes once in a while (say every 2-3 minutes, but it's very variable). It suddenly stops responding completely for 0.5-10 seconds and then spontaneously ...
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Why does my laptop trackpad only work while charging?

I have a dell N4050 laptop. The problem is the laptop track pad stops working when I stop charging. It only works during charging. I have had this laptop for over an year now. This started happening ...
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How do I fix my Lenovo UltraNav setup?

I have a Lenovo X230 tablet and as of this morning it is exhibiting a very odd problem with the UltraNav system (both touchpad and trackpoint). Upon starting up the machine, they both work normally, ...
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Mac OSX 10.6.8 - System settings through command line

I would like to be able toggling the "Ignore embedded trackpad when a mouse or a trackpad is connected" in System preferences > Universal access > Mouse and trackpad from terminal, from the ...
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How to turn Windows' “touch mode” off?

After installing a touch pad driver on my laptop, it seems somehow my Windows turn on some kind of "touch mode". There's a touch keyboard icon on the task bar, I tried to turn it off but it keeps ...
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ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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My touchpad isn't working right

I have no idea what happened but when I move my fingers on the touchpad up and down the mouse pointer scrolls left to right instead and when I scroll left to right it scrolls up and down. How do I ...