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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Touchpad malfunctioning (Dell laptop)

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. When I'm moving the moust pointer using touchpad, it sometimes automatically 'clicks' by itself. (I have turned on the 'Tap to click' option, but this happens even ...
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How to setup touchegg with gnome on debian

I am trying to setup touchegg on debian testing with gnome. I was able to compile and run it (without gui, daemon only). But unfortunately gestures doesn't work, though gnome two finger scroll works. ...
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Windows 8 > Elan touchpad: how to enable settings via registry?

For some unfathomable reason, the control to modify scroll speed/sensitibity under control panel > mouse > ELAN is greyed out. Go figure. I know where ELAN lives in the registry, but cannot figure ...
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Touchpad only scrolling in metro apps, not desktop

so I got this extremely strange scrolling bug on my Windows 8.1 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. When in an metro app or the start screen scrolling works as expected, but when I'm on the desktop in any windows ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Elan touchpad on Windows 8?

I just got a new Windows 8 laptop. So far the biggest problem is the hideous Elan-powered touchpad. It has a crazily-fast and sensitive scroll speed, and has the scroll direction inverted. The ...
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Touchpad and USB mice not working on laptop

Touchpad and USB mice not working on laptop HP ProBook 4330s - win7 pro touchpad doesn't work (appears as Uknown Device) usb mice do not work (appear as Uknown Device under Mice) when boot from ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 / Touchpad / Search function

Where do I find the settings for the touchpad's multi-finger gestures? Specifically, I'd like to disable the "two fingers down + tap = Unity Search Screen" setting. Thanks in advance
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Touchpad auto-clicking on stuff while browsing

I have a new Asus a55vd computer with Windows 7. I noticed something very annoying... while browsing in chrome quite frequently when opening a new page and moving the cursor around at the same time ...
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Touchpad - Reverse scroll state not saving

I've got a Samung Series 9 on Windows 8.1 with the latest touchpad drivers. I turn off reverse scroll but after a reboot this setting changes back to the default with reverse scrolling enabled. Does ...
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Touchpad does not work while typing

I have a Lenovo G400s Touch and I have been playing Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. The problem is that the touchpad doesn't register any movements when I use the keyboard for moving. How to get the ...
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Two-fingered scrolling is slow in Windows 8 modern UI aka Metro

I own a Packard-Bell te69hw. It has an ELAN tech touchpad built-in. The issue is that the scrolling is really slow in Metro. It works perfectly fine in desktop mode. The problem was the since day one. ...
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Asus K55A Windows 8.1 touchpad smart gestures not working

Took me a bit to realize that since upgrading to 8.1 my touchpad smart gestures (two finger scroll, top down swipe, left in swipe, ect) don't work. I have read up a little online but can't seem to ...
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Envy m6 Laptop unable to left click after typing

I have a problem with my touchpad that whenever I try to click while i have a key pressed it is unresponsive for at least a second until the key is released. Palmcheck is off as I am able to move the ...
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Internet Explorer 11: Touchpad scroll breaks if loaded from

I am using Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16476 (Update Versions 11.0.2). What happens is if I load IE by clicking a Desktop or Start Menu icon or a Windows shortcut key (assigned from Properties), it ...
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Laptop touchpad not properly working

I spilled a cup of milk over my Dell Inspiron n5010 a few months ago. Since then I have problems with the touchpad. When I click the left button it's as I've clicked the right one. Second, when I ...
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Sony Vaio Touchpad Malfunction (always registering a touch)

After I brought my laptop to school (purchased 2 weeks ago), I found my touchpad was misbehaving in various ways. First, the touch pad would zoom instead of move on Google Chrome. Then, the touchpad ...
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Windows 8.1 disabling touchpad with USB mouse but does not persist

To disable my touchpad on my Lenovo Z500 when using a mouse (which is most of the time for me) I do the following: Control Panel > Mouse > ELAN And tick: 'Disable when external USB pointing device ...
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My mouse keeps on the mouse click

Sometimes when I click something and release it, it will still keep the mouse button pressed. Like when I drag something and release it again, my laptop sometimes just keeps dragging. It wont release ...
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Need help disabling my touchpad [duplicate]

Right, I've searched the internet for days. I've tried getting new drivers and there is no button or gesture that manually disables my touchpad. If I go to my touchpad driver the "Disable" box is ...
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Adjust Direction Sensitivity of Two-Finger Motions on OS X Mavericks Trackpad

I use two-finger swipes to both scroll up/down and go forward/back in history when using Google Chrome on OS X Mavericks. I find that frequently, when I try to scroll up/down, it actually gets ...
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updating Touchegg to latest version

i am trying to install Touchegg , i did follow this guide here, however in the last step "sudo make install" iǘe get this error : /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgeis Tried to google around, but i ...
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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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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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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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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 ...