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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BSOD after Windows 8 Update on Macbook Air

Whenever I try to update Windows 8 running dual-boot on my 2012 Macbook Air 13", I get a perpetual blue screen of death after restarting that can only be solved with a System Restore. According to ...
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Pointer 'snap to' Start button when swiping from right on touchpad

I want my mouse pointer to 'snap' to the Start button when I swipe from right on the touchpad to unveil the Charms Bar. I've seen this in some ASUS Windows 8 laptops. Because dragging my mouse ...
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Using trackpad on Lenovo Thinkpad X220 results in 'tab' presses

When I use the trackpad on my Thinkpad X220 (42984BU), it seems to result in Tab keypresses (i.e. it actually has the same effect as if I hit Tab repeatedly). The red TrackPoint (eraserhead) works ...
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Changing Windows 8 edge swipe behavior

I’d like to use the edge swiping feature of windows 8 to open the start menu instead of the charm bar. I found that, and wonder if there’s a way to change that behavior using regedit : Modify or ...
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ELAN TouchPad makes current window to lose focus when using two finger scroll

I have an ASUS X52J laptop, running Windows 7 x64. This problem appeared out of nowhere, and I don't even know where to start looking for a solution (Google wasn't of much help). The pad itself ...
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Mac Magic Mouse & Touchpad Drag But Won't Drop

I have a MacBookPro, with a Magic Mouse attached. Suddenly, I'm not able to drag and drop using either device. I can select an item and drag it, but not drop it anywhere. I eventually have to hit ...
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Disable “gesture” to turn off touchpad

I have a problem with my laptop and the touchpad. There's "something" that handles a 3-finger tap in the touchpad and causes the touchpad to be enabled/disabled (buttons keep working). This was ...
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xorg: disable touch sensitivity on clickpad button area on Elantech clickpad

Clickpads have mouse buttons integrated. I always lay one finger on the (left) button (to be ready to press ;). The problem with this is, that I prevent myself moving the cursor with my finger if I ...
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Using my Touchpad and Keyboard at the Same Time on my Dell Inspirion 5520

I recently bought a Dell Inspirion 5520 laptop running Windows 8. Overall I like the device, but there's one thing that keeps bugging me; whenever I type something and then immediately try to use the ...
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Windows 8 tile scroll counter-intuitive

I can do a 2-finger swipe on my trackpad to scroll the tiles left and right in Windows 8 Modern UI, but every time I do it, it scrolls in the opposite direction I'd expect. Is there a way to reverse ...
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Three finger flick not working as expected

I've got a Lenovo y580 with both windows 7 and windows 8 installed. When I first installed Windows 8, the three finger flick to go back or forward a page in an internet or file browser worked fine. ...
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Getting a matrix of capacitance data from a touchpad

I would like to access the raw data from my touchpad before the data is processed into a single X,Y coordinate. Instead, I would like a grid of values as portrayed here: (image from ...
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Water on touchpad, having issue the next day

The touchpad pretty much has little or no response to movement in any direction. There was some condensation that got on it from taking it out of a chilled (lots of air-conditioning) room to outside ...
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Touchpad dysfunctional for one user, others ok

I'm using a compaq presario notebook running windows 7. Suddenly the synaptics touchpad does not work -- for one user only. I'm logged in now as administrator, and everything is fine. I checked the ...
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Is it possible to make touchpad on Lenovo G780 disabled by default?

Fn+F6 works fine to disable touchpad on Lenovo G780. But when it wakes up from sleep, the touchpad is enabled again. Is there a way to make this disabling persist (without disabling the driver ...
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Why do my scroll bar & cursor move on their own?

I have a less than 3-year-old Dell Studio laptop running Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9. I use the touch pad, not a mouse. Lately the scroll bar moves on its own and the cursor does, too. The cursor ...
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How do I fix my ELAN Touchpad Driver (Windows 8 Pro)?

Whenever I use a Windows 8 app (e.g. Mail) and I just move my mouse up using the touchpad, it brings up the configuration bar (the one that comes out when you right-click).
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Cursor “sticks” when using laptop Synaptics trackpad following Windows 8 Pro upgrade

I just upgraded my Windows 7 installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 to Windows 8 Pro. Following the upgrade my cursor frequently does not respond to finger movements on the Synaptics trackpad. It ...
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I want to be able to scroll up/down within a page using the touchpad

I use to have my touchpad scroll up/down and even left/right. I had to reinstall Windows Vista, update all windows updates and cannot figure out how to add scrolling options or download another ...
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How do I enable 4 finger swipe on Synaptics touchpad 7.2 on Windows 8?

I have driver version 16.3.1.2. It's not available in the control panel applet. I have tried the registry hack to change visibility but that did not work. How do I enable the 4 finger swipe?
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Linux Mint 14 seems to Randomly Change Workspaces on Laptop

I am running Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 host using an HP Envy 17" laptop. It seems like it randomly decides to show the workspace selection screen while I'm doing ...
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Are all trackpads capable of running in absolute mode?

I'm interested in using the trackpad on my laptop as a small graphics tablet, somewhat like Inklet for OSX. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. I asked about similar software on askubuntu.com, and ...
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Laptop freezes in High Performance mode and plugged in to charger

I own an ASUS N46V and it keeps freezing when plugged in and set to Power4Gear Entertainment mode. Power4Gear mode causes no problems if the laptop is running on battery power. And I see that it also ...
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Making horizontal touchpad scrolling less “aggressive”

When I want to scroll up or down in a document on my Mac using the touchpad, and the document in question is not only taller than the viewport, but also wider, I constantly find myself having ...
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Where to put command to disable touchpad to have it executed whenever I start PC

I finally figured out the command to disable touchpad in my Fedora 17 using Gnome desktop 3.4.2.: xinput set-prop 13 132 0 (specific to my Thinkpad) Now where do I put this command, so that it is in ...
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How to use tap on Macbook Pro with Windows 7?

I have a new Macbook Pro with Mac OSX and Windows7. Tapping the touchpad works with Windows using VM and Bootcamp but not when I boot direct into Windows7. Anyone know how I can get the tap function ...
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Where to find the latest digitally signed Synaptics touchpad driver?

In the past, Synaptics provided their touchpad drivers in a digitally-signed self-extracting executable. For example, here is an older version of the driver hosted on the official Synaptics website, ...
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Trackpad gestures on Asus VivoBook stopped working after using mouse

I have had my laptop for a month now, and had no problems. I recently got a mouse to go with my laptop in order to play games. However, ever since I started using this mouse, all of the gestures have ...
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Three finger swipe to change between windows

I'm using Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad. I want to be able to switch between open windows (like Alt+Tab) by swiping three fingers left and right. I've been searching the deepest depths of the internet ...
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Disable time/date pop up when scrolling

Recently installed Win 8. Sometimes on laptop, I will scroll left using touch pad, and the time/date box pops up on lower left. Have to click out of it to continue scrolling. Not sure what I am doing ...
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Dell Windows 7 Synaptic Touchpad behaving erratically

UPDATE:: solution: For anyone who may land on this in the future: I ended up having the entire trackpad/armrest replaced, as nothing else seemed to fix the issue. Short version: My touchpad on a Dell ...
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Why can't I use my mouse when typing or pressing a key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use touchpad while “typing”? I just got a new Dell Windows 8 laptop for Christmas and have made my way around every preference I could get to, but the problem still ...
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Disable two-finger swipe on Firefox

When I scroll along the page or some scrollbox with two fingers on MacBook Pro touchpad, and it can be no longer scrolled to the left, Firefox decides I want to go back in history. What can I do to ...
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Touchpad corners not clickable on ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD?

I recently got an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD, but I'm having trouble getting used to the touchpad. When I need to click on the touchpad, I tend to move my finger to the lower corner of the touchpad. ...
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Fix two-finger Trackpad Scrolling on a Macbook running Bootcamp

This is an issue that's annoyed me for some time. About a year ago, the two-finger scrolling in Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro stopped working. I discovered that a fix for this is to open Bootcamp from ...
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Windows 8 scroll lag

Don't have an issue with the desktop experience, but when it comes to the apps, scrolling in some of them is impossible to use correctly. Very laggy and jumpy, which is surprising because my computer ...
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Windows 7. Base System Device driver now missing. Windows unable to update/install. Integrated touch pad/left mouse not working. Sony vaio

I installed Windows 7 and the Base System Device has a yellow exclamation and the driver for it is missing. Windows update has been unable to find the missing drivers for the device to install. ...
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IBM T60 ThinkPad mouse pad malfunction

I had to recently buy a new computer. I have had it for seven days. The mouse pad is not functioning. I have installed all UltraNav drivers, and other software From Lenovo as well as the IBM site. ...
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Elan Smart Pad - empty settings window

I am using my Asus UL30JT with Windows 8. I installed Elan Smart-pad driver 11.14.1.3. It basically works just fine, I have all the gestures and stuff. However, to adjust the settings I have to ...
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How to enable side and bottom slide of a touchpad on a Dell Studio 15?

I reformatted my hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, and now I can't scroll with my touchpad like I used to by swiping down on the right side. I installed the driver for ...
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How to move between tabs using trackpad on Chrome?

Using the new Safari I can move between tabs by swiping left and right with two fingers. When I try to do the same using Chrome it takes me back and forward on the same page I'm at. How can I change ...
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Use touchpad while “typing”?

My laptop (a Sony Vaio on Windows 8) disables my touchpad when I "type". This means actually typing, or just holding down a key like say, W, A, S or D. The touchpad stays disabled for a short period ...
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Is there any third party software out there that can completely disable laptop touchpads?

I own a HP G70-460US. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 with this laptop, and the Synaptics touchpad driver is giving me a lot of BSOD. However, if I uninstall the driver, the touchpad will be ...
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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How to make the Windows 8 trackpad edge swipe zones smaller?

I'm running Windows 8 on a Lenovo x220 laptop; and have just inadvertently discovered the edge-swipe feature or that brings up the charms or switches between desktop and RT. Only problem is that the ...
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Natural Scrolling on Trackpad and Reversed Scrolling on Mouse

I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.7.5. I recently got a wireless mouse to use for photoshop, gaming, etc. I like my trackpad set to natural scrolling but I'm used to the scroll wheel on a ...
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Enable Touchpad Scrolling in Windows 8

How can scroll using the right touchpad scrollbar on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit? On an OEM-installed-7, I was able to scroll on my Acer Aspire 5750-6866. I tried to install the Windows 7 drivers (Elantech ...
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Windows 8 doesn't detect my MacBook Pro trackpad

I have to plugin an external USB mouse in order to use the cursor. Specs: Boot Camp 3.3 systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro OS ...
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Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop

I have an ASUS G75VW laptop with a Synaptic touchpad (/trackpad). When I move my finger from one edge towards the middle (the swipe), Windows 8 will bring up different stuff. This is a problem ...
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Trackpad/Touchpad as drawing board

Is there a software/interface that will allow me use my laptop trackpad for drawing/sketching? Or what would be a good device that I could use to do the same?