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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Strong “Force Touch” feedback for normal clicks

On my new Retina MacBook Pro with the "Force Touch" trackpad, the click feedback feels disappointingly weak compared to the physical click of the old trackpad (and my Magic Trackpad). However, the "...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Click and drag in windows 7 sticks after holding left click for a couple of seconds.

If I click and drag my mouse anywhere (such as to highlight text, or drag a file), if I continue to hold left click for about 2 seconds, the mouse will act like I'm still dragging after I release the ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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Control touch pad on a Chromebook

I'm finding the touchpad on the my new Chromebook to be less than stellar, and was excited to read about a way to tweak its settings with tpcontrol, hoping I could get it to work more like I would ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/...
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OSX - Stop Bluetooth Low Battery Message

I've seen this asked before but never any solution. When using the Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad a message pops up when the battery level gets down to 15%. When you click the message away it ...
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How to change mouse to left handed but keep touchpad right handed?

:D I just had my pc reformatted and I have a change in my "Mouse" window. It shows something like this now: But it used to show something like this: In the upper picture, you can only swap the ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port input....
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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Charms Bar Pops Out Moving From Center To Right

I have tried every solution to the "charms bar" popping out and none work. Mine pops out when I am in the middle of the touchpad playing a game. It does it about 1/2 of the time that I make a move ...
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Windows 8, keyboard mouse stopped working

My keyboard mouse no longer responds necessitating that I use an external mouse. I can not find the setting to turn it back on. How can I re-activate this feature?
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Prevent Windows 10 from installing/updating a specific driver?

It seems that the recent Synaptics driver update for Synaptics SMBus TouchPad on Windows 10 (build 100049) somehow doesn't see my middle-button. Uninstalling, and installing an older driver for ...
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Two separate keypresses become combined. Bug?

No matter how I scroll, holding control within half-a-second of the input afterwards causes the screen to zoom in and out. This normally does not happen, so I assume there is some delay between inputs ...
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Asus Smart Gesture getting CPU to 3GHz

I bought a new Asus Ux303ln laptop and the touchpad drivers (asus smart gesture) gets the cpu frequency up to 3GHz everytime I scroll with 2 fingers. This seems to be using alot of power and I only ...
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How to assign a shortcut key for enabling and disabling touchpad on a Windows 8.1 laptop?

As we all know that touchpad causes inconvenience when typing. So how can I disable it when typing quickly using a assigned(self or pre) shortcut key on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I had searched about it ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Custom action on gestures in Asus zenbook

I have recently bought asus ux303ln and I would like to overwrite some touchpad gestures. Only way to boot up gestures is Asus Smart Gesture and there is no option to perform custom action (like key ...
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Is there a way to map rightclick to a hotkey (ctrl+leftclick)?

I am using a thinkpad laptop and I do a lot of 3D modeling in a software where right-click is used a lot, almost as much as left-click but on my laptop's trackpad right-click is a bit harder to click ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Asus UX303LA Ultrabook trackpad and display issues

I just bought a new Zenbook and the trackpad is really annoying. It is somewhat unresponsive. In other words, I try to move the mouse and it does nothing half the time. Also, it feels "laggy". There ...
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stop edge scrolling on synaptics touchpad

I have a new Lenovo laptop with windows 8.1 and synaptics clickpad v1.6. I can scroll with 2 fingers which is very smooth and awesome. But, while i'm scrolling up for example, my two fingers get ...
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Why don't touchpads have scroll wheels? [closed]

I was using Google Maps on my laptop today and a question occurred to me: why doesn't the touchpad have a scroll wheel next to it? There's a ton of wasted space each side of the touchpad so space isn'...
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How to move cursor while clicking the touchpad?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I really dislike the touchpad behavior. For example when I try to move a file I'm used to do it by clicking on the file with one finger and moving it with ...
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Why is my touchpad pointer twitching? [closed]

The pointer of my laptop is doing the same twitching that has been expressed by those using a mouse. Sometimes I lose the pointer altogether. What is the fix for this phenomena?
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Touch gestures for Windows 8 multiple desktops

Using this lovely (official) SysInternals tool https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 you can get four (natively supported) desktops from Windows, which you can switch between using ...
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Cursor vibrates

My cursor is vibrating. Does not vibrate under my admin login, only when I'm logged in under normal user account. I thought it may be a virus, so I did some troubleshooting, but couldn't find a virus. ...
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Left-Mouse Button Not Working

For whatever reason my left-mouse button had stopped working. It's not stuck down as I can hear it clicking and my right button works, touchpad words ( this is a laptop ). What are some things I can ...
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How do I make my Asus touchpad behave in a reasonable way?

I recently purchased an Asus X550L computer. It came pre-bundled with an ASUS Windows 8.1 that I immediately wiped, to ensure I get a "clean" install without any superfluous junk that the OEM decided ...
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Mouse acts like scroll wheel

I am having an issue where the main touchpad is acting like a scroll wheel. That is whenever I try to swipe up or down the page or selection scrolls up and down and the actual mouse pointer does not ...
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Trackpad orientation rotation by 90 degrees on Mac OS X

I am using this application called "Inklet". It lets you draw with gestures on your trackpad. It is working fine except that what ever I draw gets rotated by an angle of 90 degrees counter-clockwise. ...
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Why my touchpad does not work properly? [closed]

The touch-pad of my ASUS laptop does not work properly.The synaptic properties of touch-pad are disabled! The tab "device setting" does not appear on the mouse properties window. Please help me to fix ...
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Can't detect touchpad ubuntu 14.04

I think I may have uninstalled my touchpad driver by mistake. It won't work and when I type in xinput into the terminal I don't see it there. I have a HP Pavilion g6 notebook, and when I go to the ...
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Touchpad for HP ProBook not responding reliably

I have a brand new laptop, HP ProBook 430 g2, i5. The touchpad does not respond reliably. At first, when I started it for configuration, I realized that the cursor didn't scroll down. To scroll down ...
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Hold a keyboard key to turn a left click into a right click

Ok, guys. I have a Logitech touch pad that I'm using with Windows. There are some games (Diablo 3 mostly) that heavily use the mouse's right and left clicks. It's not convenient for me to constantly ...
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Toshiba Satellite Touch Pad controls arrow keys

On my account on my wife's laptop, the touch pad has started to control the cursor keys instead of the mouse pointer. It works fine on my wife's account or on the main user selection screen. On my ...
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How do I turn off touch gestures in OS X even when no touchpad is detected?

I have a delicate problem. I use a large multi-touch screen from PQ Labs with a Mac Mini. It is used in an exhibition where I run an application i fullscreen mode. However, since there is a touch ...
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Disable trackpad on windows 10

I'd like to disable my laptop trackpad on windows 10 (ASUS type, should that matter). I've tried all the options found while searching via google, most of which target windows 7/8.x. In addition, I've ...
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: https://wiki.debian.org/...
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how to change workspaces with touchpad gestures in touchegg on linux mint

I tried this instructions with touchegg: http://askubuntu.com/questions/92169/to ... -workspace My goal is to be able to change between workspaces with touchpad gestures(My sugested gesture for this ...
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Touchpad after-scroll delay fix?

I have an issue with my touchpad. Every time I scroll, there's a 1sec (not sure) delay before the scrolling stops when I lift my fingers from the touchpad, and it will automatically zoom when I press ...
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How to be more efficient when using the touchpad? [closed]

Is there any more efficient way to use the touchpad on Windows 8? Special gestures or some good hand position/pose when you are using it? I find the touchpad limits my efficiency since I can't move ...
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ASUS VivoBook S200E Windows 8.1 Touchpad Precision Settings missing

I am having problem with Touchpad Precision settings on my ASUS VivoBook S200E, which is running Windows 8.1. I have successfully installed update KB2975719 which should bring the Touchpad Precision ...
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Configuring two touchpads with `synclient`

I have two touchpads connected: the one built into my laptop and an Apple Magic Trackpad. I want to adjust some settings of the Magic Trackpad (MinSpeed, MaxSpeed, etc.) and the problem is that ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...