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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Can the Synaptics Touchpad Noise-Cancellation be applied only when using multiple fingers but not when only one finger is used?

I'm using an Apple Magic Trackpad (first gen) with the Synaptics Trackpad-Driver (1.9.1) on Ubuntu 20.04 (Linux 5.11.0-40-generic) running KDE 5.18.5 (using xinput-gui to configure the trackpad). The ...
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How to enable Chiral Scroll on touchpad in Windows 10

I have HP laptop which have 2 drivers related to touchpad/mouse - ELAN PrecisionTouchpad and ELAN Input Device. Changing anything with ELAN Input Device don't affect touchpad, even after disabling it ...
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How to get the Synaptics PS/2 driver to work properly over a USB connection

I have a physical disability that makes it impossible to use a computer normally, and the only thing that works for me is the Synaptics Touchstyk mouse, which is similar to trackpoint. It only comes ...
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Change 2 finger tap to middle mouse button (Synaptics Precision touchpad) via regedit

I recently bought a new Laptop (HP Envy x360, Intel i5 10th gen.) with a synaptics precision touchpad. I just wanted to change 2 finger tap to middle mouse button. In in the win10 settings i can only ...
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Dell Inspiron 5558, Window 8.1 pro

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5558 series and I am currently using window 8.1 pro version. I'd like to ask "how I enable or disable the touch-pad" as it is disturbing by moving the cursor when ...
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Clickpad left click not working on Ubuntu 20.04 when touchpad is not touched

I have a problem with a new Ubuntu 20.04 setup on a new computer (Dell Precision 7550). The clickpad/touchpad looks like the following: The right and middle buttons work all the time. However the ...
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Synaptics Trackpad Hysteresis/Backlash/Noise Rejection

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad T480 with a Synaptics trackpad, running Windows 10. The issue that I am facing is with a feature that appears to come with the Synaptics drivers (since it goes away when I ...
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Quick way to easily disable touchpad (without special FN keys)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop running Windows 10 Home (build 19041). Almost always I have its lid closed and use an external monitor + keyboard + mouse instead. My problem is that its touchpad (Device ...
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Touchpad not working in Mint 20

I recently moved to Linux Mint 20 from windows 10. Everything except touchpad is working fine. System: Kernel: 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.6 wm: ...
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Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API Precision Touchpad Driver

I have an Ideapad S145-15API and my precision touchpad worked perfectly fine before I clean installed Windows. And now I've tried uninstalling the driver and updating it, it showed "The best ...
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Lenovo Yoga 510 14ISK (type 80S7) touchpad doesn't recognize clics

I migrated to Linux and came back to Win10. Always worked the touchpad until the last Win10 installation, but now it doesn't recognize the double click and the physical ones. However, the triple-click ...
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Acer synaptics touchpad stops working randomly

I have an Acer Aspire VN7-791G. I am using the latest Windows 10 version (1909 18363.720), and keeping it up to date. But my touchpad stops working randomly and this freezes my computer for 1-2 sec. ...
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Risks in installing Synaptics touchpad driver?

I've been looking for a new laptop that has Synaptics touchpad drivers, and eventually paying a premium (for me) for an otherwise normal laptop: Acer TravelMate P2 P2410-G2-M NX.VGTAA.006. I'm am not ...
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Windows 10 and precision touchpad in remote desktop session

On my personal notebook I have set "Three fingers gestures/taps" action to "Middle mouse button". Works as expected. When I use remote desktop session to my workmachine, the gesture propagates and ...
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Unable to Disable Touchpad on HP

I can't disable touch pad on my HP 250 G6 Notebook PC. OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362 System Model HP 250 G6 Notebook PC BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.52, 3/4/2019 I ...
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synaptics touchpad in linux can single tap twice to drag, but not double tap twice

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager. I have tap-to-click and also tap-to-drag enabled in xinput, so currently if tap twice with one finger, it successfully drags. Additionally, tapping once ...
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How to disable pinch-to-zoom in Firefox on Windows 10?

When trying to scroll in Firefox using my trackpad, I end up accidentally changing the page's zoom level. On other OSes you can disable pinch-to-zoom by going to about:config and blanking out browser....
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How to Disable Tapping - Dell Inspiron 3521 - Windows 8

I have read many sets of directions on disabling mouse tapping. There are no "touchpad settings" anywhere. (Control panel -> mouse setting, Device Manager -> properties.) I have gone through every ...
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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 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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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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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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