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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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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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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Windows 10 on asus x44h touchpad scolling not working

I have just updated Windows 7 to Windows 10. My touchpad scolling (right-side) is not working anymore. I have no idea how to fix this in Windows 10. I have hit the start button and typed ...
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Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on macbook)?

I have a Dell Latitude laptop. Scrolling using the touchpad is possible by sliding along the right (or bottom) side of the touchpad. This doesn't work too well for me. Is it possible to configure the ...
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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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How to “middle-click” on new macbooks

I have recently switched to Mac, and the only thing I miss from my old notebook is the ability to middle-mousebutton-click by clicking both mousebuttons simultaneously. This is a crucial feature ...
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I don't have a touchscreen. How can I do gestures on my Windows 8 laptop's touchpad?

I just got a new Windows 8 laptop, but it doesn't have a touchscreen, and it seems like a lot of the gestures are designed for touchscreens, and not current mice & touchpads. Is there a way to use ...
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What is the easiest way to disable the touch pad on a laptop?

What is the easiest way to disable the touch pad on a laptop? I have a laptop which lacks a means to turn off the touchpad with a simple Function key sequence. I would like to disable the touchpad ...
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Using keyboard disables touchpad left button for a second on Acer laptop in Windows 8.1

The problem is present in the whole system not only in games: desktop, chrome, games, everywhere. When I press any "input key" on a keyboard for example in desktop I can't select the file by left ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” (aka “Inertia”) on a notebook with an Elan touchpad?

I have a Lenovo notebook (Win 8) with a touchpad that's manufactured by Elan (aka Elantech). I've previously used a Synaptics touchpad on my old notebook and have gotten accustomed to its features ...
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temporarily disable touchpad and keyboad, i.e. babyproofing my linux laptop

Following up with this other question, how can I temporarily disable the touchpad (both movements and buttons) as well as the keyboard in Linux Ubuntu Hardy? I mean, there is a menu for disabling the ...
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How can I emulate middle click in Windows on a touchpad?

On my laptop, the touchpad drivers for it allowed me to emulate middle click by clicking both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. I'd like to have the same feature on with my netbook's ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview - Synaptics Scrolling

OS Details: Architecture: 64bit Build: 9841 Synaptics: v15.3.22 Problem: Both two-finger and one-finger scrolling functionality does not seem to work for me in certain contexts. While third-party ...
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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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Permanent disabling of touchpad

I own a Dell Inspiron N5050 Notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am trying to permanently disable the touchpad. I installed the appropriate driver in order to manage my touchpad preferences, and ...
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Disable trackpad when mouse is connected (Dell laptop)

When typing on the keyboard of my Dell laptop, my palm occasionally slips over the trackpad, moving the cursor to another position in the text or putting focus on another window. I'd like to find a ...
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Elantech touchpad recognized as PS/2 mouse Ubuntu 13.10

my elantech touchpad won't work correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 (I had the same problem with 13.04). I can move the cursor and left/right click, but the sensitivity is too high, no scrolling and no ...
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When I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive

I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. Whenever I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive. Note that I can't find palmsense or an option that allows me to ...
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Why touchpad glitches when Ethernet cable is connected?

I have two laptops (black and white) both connected to the same mains. when I then with Ethernet cable and connect black laptop to AC adaptor, white laptops's touchpad starts glitching: can't ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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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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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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Two-finger scrolling with Ubuntu 9.10 (Samsung NC10)

Is it possible to configure Ubuntu 9.10 to use two-finger scrolling on a Samsung NC10 netbook? I tried to configure it, but I had no success.
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Laptop touchpad works incorrectly when on power supply

My original laptop adapter broke down, so I've bought a new one. It's a no-brand adapter from a Dutch internet shop. The power of the new adapter is slightly more than the old adapter, but in my ...
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Is there an easy way to disable this laptop's touchpad?

Specifically, I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1525. I'd like to disable the touchpad so that I can re-enable if my mouse were to run out of batteries (so physically breaking the connection to the motherboard ...
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On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I'm typing to avoid bumping it?

I'm getting very frustrated with this. I know I can use an external mouse and disable the touch pad, but that isn't always convenient. I'm running Windows 7 on an EEEPc 900HA
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How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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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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MacBook Pro Trackpad freeze / holds click on its own

My MacBook Pro's Trackpad shows an annoying behavior in the last few days. I think the only relevant thing that changed is the firmware for the Trackpad. An update has been distributed via Software ...
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Control Windows 8 with a tablet

It seems much of Windows 8 is based on the idea that it will be running on tablets, and touch screen PCs. I like this, but I don't have a W89 tablet, or a touch PC yet. I'm running W8 on a laptop, ...
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Adobe Reader plugin for Firefox steals touchpad scrolling input

When a PDF file is open in Firefox 4 in the Adobe Reader plugin, I am unable to scroll using the touchpad multi-touch gestures in other pages in the browser. Instead, the scrolling input is stolen by ...
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Dell Latitude D830 laptop - disable touchpad

The touch pad is a real pain because it seems to pickup my hand as I'm typing. I never use it the touchpad, I prefer using the the finger pointer on the keyboard between letters G-H-B. Is there a ...
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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How can Windows 7 disallow “tapping the mousepad (touchpad) to work as a click”?

I have a Dell Studio 15 notebook which is about a year old, and the old Vista on it has a tool in the control panel to disable "tapping the mousepad (touchpad) to work as a click", because very often, ...
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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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Unpacking a laptop touchpad to clean the keys

How can I get to and remove the touchpad buttons on my laptop in order to try and clean them and the area around the buttons? I have an Acer laptop and I think I have a hardware problem where ...
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The Synaptics touchpad driver cannot prevent the touchpad from “tapping = click”

This is related to this question. the Synaptics touchpad driver cannot prevent the touchpad from treating a tap as a click. Is there some window that is not seen that actually can set it or can ...
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Synaptics touchpad scroll doesn't work on many applications

The Synaptics touchpad in my new laptop doesn't scroll at all in a number of applications, including Steam and Zune. I've narrowed the problem down to Synaptics not sending mouse wheel messages, but ...
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reduce laptop touch pad sensitivity in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat installed. The problem is that the tap to click feature on my touchpad is too sensitive in ubuntu. It works fine with windows. I randomly end up clicking things ...
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Touchpad does not respond when I am holding key on the keyboard

I am experiencing strange problem with using my touchpad and keyboard simultaneously under Windows 7. I have HP tx2550ew (convertible tablet), and when I hold some key under Windows 7 (eg. ...
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How can I invert touchpad scroll direction on Windows 10?

I just switched to Windows 10 on my ASUS N550JV and installed related drivers from the support page of ASUS. The touchpad works great, but for some reason the direction of scrolling on touchpad is ...
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Disable trackpad when mouse is plugged in - Windows 7 Macbook Pro

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Macbook Pro. I would like the trackpad to be disabled when I plug in a USB mouse. Is this possible?
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Disable touch pad for mouse button region on new HP pavillion models?

i bought a new hp pavillion dv6 series laptop. the laptop itself is fine but it has the new hp touchpad mouse which i absolutely hate. its such a stupid problem to have with a computer. the left and ...
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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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Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac? [closed]

I've got a Mac Mini as my home entertainment machine, and I'm currently using a regular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I don't really have a great mousing surface, so I'd like to use something ...
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Disable the touchpad buttons from scrolling my mouse

Just bought an HP 4520s. Everyone with them has the same complaint that the touchpad buttons pick up hovering fingers, and messes up the scroll. In the words of the notebookreview.com: Making ...
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Laptop touchpad response badly when on power supply?

I have HP pavilion 2200 series laptop with AMD processor, 1GB RAM, on board nvidia display card. It suddenly cause following problem: When the adapter is unplugged, the touchpad works correctly and ...
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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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Multi touch trackpad gestures for Windows (7)

I have Windows 7 running on my Macbook and I am wondering if it is possible to take advantage of the multi touch trackpad and have (more) gestures, more than the default boot camp drivers give you. ...
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how to disable tap-on-click (touchpad) on windows

I don't find the settings. I went to the mouse settings, but there aren't any touch-pad related settings. It shows up as a PS2 mouse. The device manager doesn't show up any further devices so I'm not ...