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Questions tagged [synaptics-touchpad]

For questions about the Synaptics brand touchpad or its drivers. It may be a device that is stand-alone or incorporated into other hardware, like a laptop or keyboard. The Synaptics driver may also serve as the OS generic "mouse" driver. Use the generic [touchpad] tag if the question isn't specific to a Synaptics product or component.

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Synaptics Clickpad doesn't move, or doesn't right-click, or always right-clicks, depending on driver

My laptop: HP x360 Convertible 13 Intel i7-8550U Windows 10 Pro a Synaptics “Clickpad” touchpad When I first got this laptop, there were numerous problems with the touchpad: it was sluggish and ...
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How do I enable side-to-side touchpad scrolling navigation in Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm using Firefox version 64.0 and Ubuntu 18.04. By default, there doesn't seem to be back/forward page navigation enabled to work with touchpad horizontal scrolling, which I would like to have. I ...
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How do I enable side-to-side touchpad scrolling navigation in Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm using Chromium version 70.0.3538.110 and Ubuntu 18.04. By default, there doesn't seem to be back/forward page navigation enabled to work with touchpad horizontal scrolling, which I would like to ...
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how do I activate certain gestures on Synaptic touchpad of Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop?

I am thinking of using this gesture: draw a circle on touchpad, so that it show me (Windows 10) Task View. Can this work? How do I make it? also: I have a touch screen. Could the same circle gesture ...
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Permanently disable broken TouchPad on HP laptop

I have an HP Folio13 laptop which includes a Synaptics TouchPad. I'm running Windows 7 Home. I want to permanently disable the TouchPad since it doesn't function properly so I use a mouse or keyboard ...
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Adding a combo wireless keyboard/touchpad using xinput

I've been having a rough day, working on this, and coming up short. It's taken a lot of reboots, which wear me down in particular. Here is the xinput with the wireless usb device plugged in. ⎡ ...
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Cannot disable two finger scrolling

OS: Windows 10 Pro (Build 17134.137) Touchpad driver: Synaptics Pointing Device from Lenovo (version 19.0.17.115, September 19, 2016) PC: Thinkpad W520 Steps to reproduce: Navigate to additional ...
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No option to stop Synaptics touchpad disabling on keypress

Note: I know there are several seeming duplicates for my question, but I have tried the suggestions in all of them with no luck as, in almost every case, I do not have the setting/file/tab/etc ...
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Reverse 4 finger swipe direction on Windows 10, HP [duplicate]

I recently installed Windows 10 Education, Version 1709, Build 16299.192. Coming from a Linux background, I like everything about the Desktop. So my HP has four-finger touchpad support. A tap brings ...
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Two-finger scroll triggers right-click [Synaptics, Windows 10]

Have an HP laptop 15-g088ca with touchpad running latest Synaptics driver 9.3.31.31 (8/16/2017). Two-finger scrolling and two-finger right-click both work, but when I do a fast two-finger scroll it ...
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Touchpad randomly clicks when lid closed after updating Synaptics touchpad

After updating my Synaptics touchpad driver to the latest version from the Synaptics website (Older versions had a bug and I couldn't enable moving the mouse while typing), my touchpad is randomly ...
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Dell Vostro touchpad gestures not working on Windows 10 — but do work on any Linux distro

This has been bothering me more than I'd like to admit. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 (exactly this one to be more specific) running Windows 10 Professional 64-bits, with the latest updates and proper ...
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Mouse buttons won't work while key is pressed

I have an older Lenovo W530 laptop with latest recommended Synaptics driver (19.0.17.115), Windows 10 Pro. I occasionally play Minecraft on my laptop using the touchpad and mouse buttons. I learned ...
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Left click doesn't work while typing. Synaptics touchpad driver

I cannot use my left click while pressing any key of my keyboard. I previously couldn't use the touchpad while pressing any key, but I fixed this by changing some Regedit values for Synaptics. I ...
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Windows 7 Synaptic Touchpad scrolling Icon disable

After reading lot of answer at not able to find solution (I am posting question). I want to disable synaptic scroll mouse icon. Checked many solution and found one sensible Disable scrolling icon ...
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Synaptic Pointing Device. What is it used for and how can I delete it?

What is Synaptic Pointing Device. What is it used for? Should I delete it? And how can I delete it? I tried to delete it by going to C disk and deleting the folder with it. But since it starts pretty ...
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Reverse Touchpad 4-Finger Swipe

I recently got a Windows 10 laptop. Opposite to my Macbook, I must swipe right-to-left to go to the right virtual desktop. Is there a way to reverse this, so I swipe left-to-right to go to the right ...
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Installation of the Synaptics SDK

So, I saw this question on using the Synaptics SDK, but the SDK seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth, and there is barley any info about the SDK still available. Here is a link of where ...
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Synaptics Touchpad and TrackPoint are disabled only when I am logged in

Synaptics touchpad works without issues on the logon screen. But when I log in, it gets disabled immediately. After locking the computer using Win+L (i.e. after temporarily leaving the session) it is ...
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No more smooth scrolling in Creators Update

Ive got Dell Inspirion (17)3737 using synaptics drivers(by Dell). In my case, some apps used to have "PTP" like smooth scroll and after the creators update it doesn't feel like that anymore.For ...
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touchpad firmware failed (code 24)

My touchpad won't work (error code 24). During the firmware update something went wrong and a message popped up that the firmware did not install. This is an HP dv6 7000 laptop running win10 (OEM is ...
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Windows Touchpad: TIP TAP right click -> Two finger tap when one finger is down

I have Synaptics Trackpad on which I can two-finger-tap to emulate a right-click. However it is not so convenient when one of my fingers is already touching the trackpad that I need to lift that ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps scrolling after letting go of the touchpad in Ubuntu

Since switching from Fedora to Ubuntu, I have a pretty annoying problem with my Synaptics Touchpad which is built into my Thinkpad X220. When I use the two-finger scrolling functionality, it's as ...
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Trying to make synaptics work on Fedora 25

I'm trying to make Synaptics work for my trackpad (more specially the Magic Trackpad 2, but this is an other matter). For now, libinput is taking the command of the trackpad, and for that specific ...
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Mouse wont respond to small movements

I just bought a new laptop, and like most, it comes with a Synaptics Driver. When I make very small and short movements with the mouse, the mouse flicks back to where it started to. Is there any ...
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How to disable Synaptics touchpad accidental gestures?

I have a Synaptics touchpad on a PCSpecialist laptop. It is not compatible with Windows Precision Driver. When I do very small light flicks with one finger in any direction, the cursor registers and ...
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No option to disable “smartsense” in synaptics touchpad driver

I am unsure what to do a this point, I've tried multiple versions of synaptics and there is no option to remove smartsense for me. Thank you
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Touchpad not working on CentOS 7.2

I have installed CentOS 7.2 in my Dell Vostro 15 laptop (Dual booted alongside Windows 8). For some reason, I can't use my Touchpad at all. None of the features of Touchpad (Pointer movement, left/...
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Synaptics Touchpad Will Not Scroll - Refuses to Reset without full Restart

I'm on Windows 8.1 using an HP Envy 17t. I haven't had problems until yesterday. OK. Yes, I found that one thread that said to run this bat: taskkill -f -im syntpenh.exe cd C:\Program Files\...
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Synaptics 3 finger swipe doesn't work for navigating in Browsers anymore

I used the 3 finger swipe gesture to navigate forth and back when browsing. Since several days this gesture is now assigned as Application change. I looked in the synaptics settings (see screenshot) ...
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Synaptics touchpad Xiao Mi Air 12.5 doesnt work on CentOS7 with 4.8.x elrepo kernel

I recently bought a Xiaomi Air 12.5 and installed centos 7 on it with 4.8.x kernel from elrepo. I got everything working perfectly except the Synaptics touchpad. Spend days trying, but right now I am ...
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Strange behavior involving right-click on laptop

(Synaptics TouchPad V1.3 on SMB Port, 19.0.19.1 / Windows 10, all updates installed) Left-click is working normally on my laptop. However, when I click the right-click button, nothing happens. The ...
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How can I get back Synaptics extensions in Windows 10 Anniversary update?

I have a Clevo laptop that shipped with Windows 8. I had to hunt down a specific version of the Synaptics driver to get 2-finger scrolling working properly after updating to Windows 10. Now, Windows ...
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Windows 10 Synaptics Trackpad 3 finger tap opens cortana even after regedit fix

I have a synaptics trackpad (fully updated drivers) and I want the three finger tap to act as middle click but at the momment it opens cortana search start menu. I tried a fix where I changed the ...
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Will resetting Windows 10 also reset drivers for touchpad and keyboard?

If we reset the laptop, will it get back to the original touchpad and keyboard driver settings? What happened is that, when I turned off the touchpad settings, the touchpad driver was automatically ...
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Two finger scrolling causes icon to get stuck

After upgrading to windows 10, I have this annoying problem. When I use two finger scrolling, the icon that appears during the scrolling gets stuck on screen. After 30-60 minutes of browsing I will ...
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How to enable 2-finger tap as right-click

The mouse buttons on an old laptop are no longer working, so I have to rely on tapping on the touchpad. I have tapping enabled in the Synaptics touchpad settings. One-finger tapping works fine for ...
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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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Enable circular scrolling

I'm trying to enable circular scrolling in my touchpad with synaptics, but something is preventing me of doing so. My 50-synaptics.conf looks like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad ...
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Enable middle click with 3 finger click on synaptics touchpad

I have a dell xps 15 9530 with a synaptics touchpad running windows 10 I used to have another dell where I could 3 finger click and trigger a middle click. I've tried a few registry tweaks, but I can'...
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Touchpad not working on Linux Mint

I searched for a very long time and I can't find anything that fixes the issue. My issue is not only that my touchpad doesn't work, but that it isn't detected. The command from the debian wiki ...
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Thinkpad, Windows, middle button for “open in new tab” and scroll

There apparently is tpmiddle to make the middle button work like a scroll wheel PLUS a wheel press click. But the link to the synaptics SDK is broken. How can I make my middle trackpad button work "...
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Disable Touchpad while typing without having synaptics

I want to disable the touchpad while I am typing but my computer does not have the software to disable it. How can I go about this? I have a 64-bit Toshiba Kira UltraBook running Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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SynTPEnh.exe constantly restarting/respawning in Windows 10

I just upgraded to Windows 10 and I noticed that the SynTPEnh.exe process is constantly restarting/respawning To be more precise, there are two SynTPEnh.exe processes. One of them (with pid 2972 in ...
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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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Synaptics driver clicks when using Styk on Windows 10

I am using a HP-EliteBook 8570w and I have some problems with my touchpad since I installed Windows 10 (64-bit). If I try to drag something with the "Styk": then I get a click on every move the ...
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How can I enable two finger scrolling on Synaptic TouchPad in Windows 10?

I have Dell XPS 17 702X notebook with on board Synaptic TouchPad. I recently updated Dell licensed Windows 7 to Windows 10 with only issue to get work WiFi driver to be able to receive other via ...
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Enabling edge pull touchpad gestures in Windows 10

I searched the Internet thoroughly but I could not find an answer. My touchpad is Synaptics, computer is HP Envy k000st. Despite many people, I loved the edge-swipe (edge pull) touchpad gestures ...
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My cursor moves without me touching it

This is a Lenovo r60. I suspect this is a hardware issue because the same thing happened on my previous OS (Linux Mint) and now its happening again on my new OS (Debian Lenny). After logging in my ...
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I need to press the clickpad of my Dell XPS 13 very strongly for a click

since a few weeks, my touchpad has gotten unusable. First I thought an update messed up the Synaptics driver config. But then I realized that the config works. It's just that I have to press the ...