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 touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
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Editing the Synaptics touchpad driver registry settings

Running the latest version of the Synaptics touchpad driver (17.0.19) I'm also running mDesktop, which gives virtual desktop functionality. At the moment I have it set up so that "Ctrl + Left arrow" ...
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Disable a Section of the Mousepad?

I purchased a hp envy 4 ultrabook. Its great but I'm infuriated at the touchpad. The click buttons and the touch pad are combined together but the click button area is touch sensitive. I usually rest ...
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Two mice, two separate settings on mac

Is it possible to have separate settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed etc...) for each individual pointing device on OS X? In system preferences there are separate settings for mice and trackpads,...
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between work spaces with my touch pad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried this solution, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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How to set Synaptics locked-dragging Timeout under Windows?

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510p with Synaptics Clickpad and running Windows 10. I like to have Locked-Dragging feature but Synaptics settings application only allow to either turn it On or Off. However, I ...
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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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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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Changing scroll direction issues word 13

I am using Microsoft Word '13 on a laptop (meaning a trackpad), and I do work wherein I need to scroll up and down frequently. When I do this and I change direction (switch from scrolling up to down, ...
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Improving scrolling behavior in Chrome

I use Trello every single day. My issue with Trello (which probably isn't specific to Trello, but is the only "example" app I can think of that exhibits this problem) is that the browser window can ...
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Synaptics Driver will not install windows 8.1

I cannot install the Synaptics touchpad driver on my laptop. It is a Clevo we550eu, windows 8.1 pro. I am trying to install the latest driver version for clevo, v17.0.9.1 for windows 8.1. I have ...
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Linux detects Vaio touchpad as a ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse

I tried this on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora. My problem is that in these distros, my Vaio VPCSA touchpad is detected as a normal mouse. It works as a simple mouse but multitouch gestures, double ...
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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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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 howstuffworks....
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my touchpad scroll doesnt work

I've installed the drivers for the touchpad but still it doesn't work, I just shifted from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and now my touchpad scroll wont work. can anyone tell me how to fix my touchpad ...
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In OS X Messages, can I disable double-click opening a conversation in its own window?

I keep Messages over on the left side of the screen so I can see when someoene's sent me a new message. But if I click to make the window active, and then click again to make a conversation active, it ...
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Trackpad and battery on stop working at same time

Gateway E-475M G Windows 7 Professional SP1 Synaptics TouchPad 15.2.20.0 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery 6.1.7600.16385 It seems that when my battery stops working correctly, my ...
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How can I configure my Sentelic touchpad to scroll more slowly?

I just bought an MSI CR640-035US laptop computer with a Sentelic touchpad. The touchpad's "page slider" option works in a frustrating way: sliding my finger up and down on the right side of the ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 touchpad has stopped working

My fiancee got a Dell Latitude E6510 and all of a sudden the touchpad stopped working. I tried a lot of things, but the touchpad just won't work. I tried updating the drivers, downloading and ...
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Synaptics: Enable 2-finger flick instead of 3-finger flick?

Is there a way to use the old 2-finger flick (swipe) instead of the new 3-finger flick with the newest Windows 8.1 driver? (17.0.19) 3-finger flick feels really unintuitive to me, because I only have ...
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How to enable three finger swipe in linux (Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit)?

I'm running Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit on my system. how to enable three finger swipe here, how can i set an event in three finget swipe ? e.g if i want to switch workspace in 3 finger swipe,...
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TLA hell and Lenovo T450s trackpad/keyboard bezel replacement parts

I intend to replace the buggy and unergonomic trackpad on my T440s with a T450s' trackpad as i believe they are compatible. This link is to a bill of materials for a T450s from Lenovo's website: ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

Though there is "toggle touchpad" secondary function on F6 button of my laptop currently this shortcut doesn't work. xbindkeys -mk command doesn't show any info when I press Fn + F6. I couldn't find ...
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asus smart gesture not working

I have a Asus N55S laptop (I am running Windows). I have installed the smart Asus gesture driver and the icon is on the taskbar. I had many problems trying to find it in the beginning and trying to ...
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Synaptics Touchpad hangs when system disk activity is high

I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop, with Windows 10 and newest drivers from Dell website. When system disk activity is around 100%, then the touchpad stops responding (i.e. the cursor does not move ...
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How can one disable right click on Asus UX303LN trackpad asus smart gesture

I have an asus UX303LN and it has two methods to right click on the trackpad, the first is to use 2 fingers on the trackpad which I like and would like to keep. The second is to click in the bottom ...
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Windows 10 bottom right corner primary click doesn't work after unchecking “Enable Secondary Corner Click”

I'm on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro using the Windows 10 19.0.9.5 touchpad drivers, which apparently are identical to the latest Windows 10 touchpad drivers available on the Lenovo website. Since this touchpad,...
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Installing touchpad drivers

I want to install a different driver for my touchpad (synaptics driver) so that I would be able to use three fingers tap to middle click. I have no idea what kind of driver I have (my computer is an ...
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Surface touchpad not working

Sometimes my Surface Pro 4 touchpad stops working when I resume from sleep. The keys on the type cover still work, just no responsiveness from the touchpad. Microsoft support recommends reattaching ...
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Linux/KDE - How to stop trackpad cursor jumping when scrolling with one finger and clickin with thumb

I like to scroll with my index finger and click with my thumb in the lower half of the trackpad (rather than tapping, I like to actually click). Quite often when I do this, the cursor will jump to ...
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Touchpad Scrolling not smooth in My Mozilla and Foxit Reader

I use Asus Laptop with installed touchpad driver. I have any problems about my touchpad scrolling. While i'm browsing in Mozilla Firefox and opening pdf files in FOxit Reader, my touchpad is not ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchpad randomly stops working

The touchpad on my Dell XPS 13 laptop randomly (but frequently) stops working. When this happens I cannot move the cursor at all with the touchpad. The keyboard still works and I can even still use ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Can't Open Mouse Settings in Control Panel - Windows 8

When I click on any mouse related items anywhere in the Control Panel windows nothing happens. When I click on other links the options open. There are no mouse related entries in the Dell program ...
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Synaptics touchpad disable tap and doubletap on Windows 10 through Registry?

Upgraded Windows-7 to Windows-10, previous windows had ALPS driver package but now WinUpdate push Synaptics driver (v19.0.13.0). Unfortunately it does not bring wizard panel to set tap+doubletap+...
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can i make a old touch screen monitor in to a touchpad for a laptop

I have a old laptop touch HP that does not work and I was wandering if I could us the touch screen monitor as a touch pad for my other laptop? is that possible? I jut want it to us it to draw nothing ...
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Disable Buttons Area - Asus Elan Touchpad

The problem is that the left-button and right-button are also included in the touch surface. I found out that this question is common, but i didn't find a solution for Windows(8.1) and Elan(touchpad ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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Touchpad feedback in linux?

How to execute a command on every touchpad tap? I am constantly losing clicks (taps) on my touchpad, and situation doesn't seem to improve with new updates. I want to add a click sound for each ...
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Two-finger scrolling/touch on Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on MacBook Pro Retina

I installed Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on a USB hard disk on my MacBook Pro Retina late 2013. I have already updated the Apple Multitouch driver. One finger click on the touchpad works fine but two-...
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HP Laptop keyboard and touchpad shut off randomly

It's an HP Pavilion DV7 (AMD quad-core) and it's HD has just been replaced. OS was loaded from OEM disks. Now, the keyboard and touchpad just stop working after a few seconds to quite a few minutes ...
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Turn laptop touchpad into a drawing pad in Windows

How can turn my laptop touchpad into a drawing pad. I search a lot for this but the only thing I found was a software called Inklet the problem I have is that this software is for Mac only. So is ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong position....
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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Asus Vivobook S551LN trackpad doesn't work with Linux Mint 17

I've just received my new ASUS laptop and installed Linux Mint on it right away. Everything works so far, except for the trackpad: it only moves a few millimetres every few seconds. doesn't receive ...