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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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, ...
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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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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 ...