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 scrolling slow in Chrome Aura Metro

Touchpad scrolling for me is significantly slower in Chrome Aura launched in Metro than on the desktop... anyone else have this problem or even better, a solution? Some specs/versions you may find ...
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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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Windows 8 Dragging Touchpad and Keyboard Not Working

So i bought a new laptop the Samsung np300e5c it has windows 8, first i updated the bios and chip set drivers also touch pad using samsung SW update. Problem: When I'm using Cinema4d I can scale ...
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Erratic touchpad behaviour on MacBook

The trackpad on my MacBook moves on its own and jumps about on the screen. Sometimes I can't move it at all, and most mouse actions has a little delay on it. When I close the lid and re-open it, the ...
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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 ...
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Right ElanTech touchpad button not working in Linux

Problem: Hardware right button of touchpad doesn't work in Linux, but is working fine in Win8. Have tried several psmouse patches, xinput configs ets... nothing helps :( OS: Debian Jessie 64bit ...
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suddenly my touchpad of hp probook 4540s does not work in ubuntu 12.04 how can i enable touchpad?

Touchpad of my hp probook 4540s notebook worked perfectly on both windows and ubuntu 12.04 . Suddenly it does not work on ubuntu 12.04 but it work perfectly on windows 7 . How can i enable touchpad on ...
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Turning off the touchpad while typing on a Sony Vaio SVE14AE13L?

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14AE13L at work and I can't turn off the touchpad. The F1 key has a "disable the touchpad" button on it, but when I try to use it the touchpad continues to operate, I've tried ...
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Just upgraded to Windows 8 - touchpad scrolling now extremely slow

Just like it sounds - I had Windows 7 and the touchpad scrolling was smooth and quick. Upgraded to Windows 8 and now it's very slow when I scroll through things. I set the scrolling speed to fastest ...
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Windows 8 context menu and taskbar thumbnails don't stay visible

I installed Windows 8 on an old Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista. This is what CPU-Z says about my configuration: The touch-pad is using Synaptic drivers. The issue is whenever I ...
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Middle click on Surface Pro [duplicate]

How can I get middle click functionality with the surface pro touch pad on the Type Cover keyboard? With Synaptics touch pads you can change settings in the Mouse section of Control Panel, but there ...
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Enable Windows 7 style touchpad scrolling in Windows 8

Is there a way to replicate Windows 7's touchpad scrolling, where you scroll by swiping up or down on the right side of the touchpad, in Windows 8? I realize Windows 8 has two-finger swiping instead ...
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How do I disable the touchpad on my Macbook pro

The touchpad on my Macbook Pro is acting up so I wanted to be able to disable it completely while using a bluetooth mouse. Any way to disable trackpad?
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Synaptics touchpad: switch double and triple tap

I'm running Windows 7 on an Asus U36SG laptop, with Synaptics touchpad drivers installed (the one you retrieve on the Asus support page of the laptop). I couldn't find the option to configure double ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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Misbehavior of my mouse

I did a clean installation of Windows 7 on my computer more than a month ago, prior to that I have never had a problem with my mouse. Then about three weeks ago, one day, I was here on one of the ...
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Three fingers not detected and auto drag only using touchegg

I got touchegg working for my touchpad using evdev but now I am having two issues. Moving the cursor is automatically seen as a drag, which means it auto selects text etc. instead of moving only the ...
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right-click “mouse gestures” on touchpad

Most touchpads support drag-and-drop (dragging with the mouse left button) using a double-tap action. Many useful software add-ons (like Firefox FireGestures) define complex gestures based on ...
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Turning off Touchpad Multi Gesture in Windows 8

I have an Asus A55V laptop with Windows 8 installed on it. Now I'm trying to turn off the Touchpad gestures. On Superuser I found this answer: However, after experimenting with drivers I found a ...
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xinput: How to set integer value correctly?

I wish to update the Synaptics Pad Resolution of my Apple Magic Trackpad. On xinput list-props "Apple Wireless Trackpad" I get: ... Synaptics Pad Resolution (642): 45, 46 ... If I try to change ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing ...
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Disable startscreen *being triggered* by touchpad/mouse [duplicate]

I happily run stock Windows 8 on my own devices, i am not another "i do not get/like the start screen" whiner. A laptop running windows 8.0 is hooked up to a 2nd display (LED wall, or a beamer) to ...
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left click logging off session- FC17

I am using FC-17 kernel 3.8.12-100 on an Asus k55vm laptop. All of a sudden my left touchpad click is causing the session to log off without any notification. Initially I thought that it might be ...
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Modding new style 'buttonless' touchpads

I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but I really hate these new button-less touchpads that seem to be on 90% of current machines. E.g. My biggest peeve with these things ...
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Ignore area on touchpad

I recently purchased a Lenovo y500 and installed Debian wheezy 64-bit on it with no issues. The problem I'm having is with the touchpad. In Windows (dual boot) it ignores movements on the lower part ...
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Synaptics touchpad not working properly on HP ProBook 4540S

I recently bought an HP ProBook 4540S. The touchpad works smoothly on the left side. At the right side, scrolling works, but tapping won't. Is this a software or hardware problem?
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Asus Smart Gesture auto disable touchpad when mouse connected, conflicts with touch display

I am using a Laptop with a touch display and a mouse touchpad. Asus Taichi21 (smaller one). The touchpad is not that optimal, so using the keyboard sometimes lead to a mouseclick (then hand areas ...
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How to define the manufacturer of laptop touchpad?

I'am trying to instal driver of touchpad of my laptop Toshiba Satellite T130. (Part No.: PST3AE-03601VRU) Toshiba webpage ...
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disable touchpad on Lenovo

I have a refurbished Thinkpad with an UltraNav "pointing device" installed as touchpad. I've tried disabling it through "device manager" but the "disable" option is disabled. Is there any way to ...
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Windows 8 trackpad gestures along with scrolling stops working after running virtualbox or vmware player

I have an AMD A8 based HP laptop, Pavilion G6 2201AX running Windows 8. It has a Synaptics touchpad. My problem is whenever i run Virtualbox or Vmware player all the gestures on trackpad stop working, ...
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How to know what is my touchpad device to enable multitouch and advanced gestures?

Right now, it only works the right and left click, and the scroll at the right part of the touchpad. Windows 7 detects it as a mouse with scroll wheel. I tried the latest Synaptics drivers and some ...
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Can I have my trackpad use one speed, while my actual mouse have a different speed?

I want my trackpad's mouse speed to be the second notch up in the settings, like this: I have an actual mouse whose speed I want to be all the way up in the settings, like this: My USB dongle ...
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Keyboard layouts switching randomly in Windows 8

I use the US and United States-International (INTL) keyboard layouts, since I occasionally need to type characters not normally found in English. I rarely use the INTL layout intentionally. However, ...