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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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, ...
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Accidentally (?) disabled touchpad scrolling

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8, and I was annoyed by the charms bar popping up every time I was putting my finger on the touchpad from the right side, so I applied the registry changes ...
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Why do 82 packages get installed with kde-config-touchpad?

I'm trying to get the touchpad to work correctly on my t61 with debian. I was advised to install kde-config-touchpad to do so. But when I go to install the package, it comes with 82 different ...
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How can I use a laptop pointing stick for scrolling up/down?

My laptop has a touchpad but it's not multi-touch so I cannot use it to scroll up/down with two finger gestures. I was wondering if I could use the "pointing stick" in the keyboard to do the scrolling ...
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How to make the pointer glide on Mac OS X?

I just moved from Dos To Mac. On my old laptop I could configure the touchpad to "glide" with the synaptic driver. That is the pointer would continue to move a bit after I lift my moving finger off ...
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Windows touchpad damaged

While I was making my bootable DVD for Fedora 18 with another laptop, after finishing, I wanted to try whether it worked or not. So I restarted my system. It worked, so I've turned the installation ...
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Change only touchpad speed?

I wonder is there any way to change touchpad speed/sensitivity, independent of mouse speed? I'm using Windows 7 x64 on an Asus K53U AMD laptop. ASUS Smart Gesture has no options related to what I ...
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Set Synaptics “three finger press” to an action?

In the settings panel for certain Synaptics clickpad/touchpads is an option for executing a "program" on three-finger-presses. I'm hoping there's an easy way to have a three-finger-press excute an ...
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Touchpad scrolling is disabled on Gateway laptop with Windows 8

Somehow my touchpad scrolling got turned off and I can't figure out how to turn it back on. I tried the instructions for Windows 7, but the options are different in Windows 8.
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Why does my touchpad driver randomly becomes unresponsive?

I am using a Toshiba S855-S5378 running windows 8 with Synaptics touchpad driver. When this happens, the touchpad driver did not start up when it's supposed to. I also can't open the mouse settings in ...
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Which software can control frequently used laptop functions like Fn combo keys?

My laptop fn key died yesterday. I can't send it to the repair service now because I need it for my work. My question is: Is there any softwares can control some functions like: turn on/off wifi and ...
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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 ...