Questions tagged [touchpad]

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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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad not detecting physical buttons in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed in an Acer A315-51-54AP with ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad and with the synaptics driver. As the title says, the physical click buttons are not working while tapping does (...
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Chrome tab switching by click got messed up: Top border does not work any more

I have a strange problem here. Normally when Chrome has many tabs one simply clicks on a tab and focus shifts to that tab. This is on a Win10 Dell laptop and using the track-pad. While doing this ...
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Cannot adjust physical touchpad because drivers only point to virtual touchpad (Win 10, HP Pavilion 360)

I have an HP Pavilion x360. Am running Windows 10, build 18363.836. About 2 months ago, my Trackpad settings stopped working, right after a system update. I cannot access the detailed settings for ...
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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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Smooth scrolling with i3wm is janky on Google Chrome

Scrolling is very janky on i3wm on Ubuntu. I'm using a Dell laptop which uses the libinput driver for the touchpad. Below is the behaviour I experience while scrolling. The first scroll down on a ...
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Is it possible to attach two pointing devices to a Windows 10 machine and either each have its own cursor or each its own screen?

I've just started casting from my laptop to a big TV for YouTube while doing programming stuff on the laptop screen. I've found that using my trackpad can be a bit annoying just because the TV screen ...
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I spilled tea on my laptop and now my touchpad isn't working [duplicate]

I was sitting in my bed and left my computer to the side and I accidently knocked over a cup of tea I was drinking earlier, I'm pretty sure everything on my computer works except the touchpad. The ...
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Touchpad can not be used and missing from Device Manager

Last night my laptop was working properly. When I used it this morning there is some problem with the touchpad: There is no cursor displayed. I think the touchpad is disabled so I press fn+F9 but ...
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ArchLinux KDE sometimes mouseclick on the touchpad not working

I'm running Arch Linux with KDE Plasma as desktop environment. Sometimes it happens that I suddenly can't use the double tap gesture on the touch-pad to make a mouse click also the two finger gestures ...
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Disabled Touchpad Permanently, don't remember how I did it. How can I get it back?

Linux Mint, Mate desktop A few years ago, I didn't like the touchpad that came on my computer and was getting annoyed with it, and I wanted to disable it. Either there were no ways in Linux to ...
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I'm trying to remap a keyboard key to a mouse/touchpad button. Is it possible?

So, I'm trying to remap CTRL+X to be RIGHT CLICK. I've tried X-mouse button control, KeyExtender, etc. NOTHING seems to be working. Could someone help? (I am on a laptop by the way) EDIT: Solved. But ...
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Wacom intuos pro pen draw while hovering

My pen is not working properly.If I pic up the pen after drawing something the lines are still forming and things are getting selected automatically.
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Mouse buttons don't work while typing

Hey guys I need some help if you can, when I am typing I can't use the mouse buttons to click on anything. It's particularly annoying when I am in a game I can't click anything while moving around. ...
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Installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Need Help About Right Click, Trackpad and Function Keys [closed]

I installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Actually all I need is Bootcamp menu, because you can activate right click and function keys with it. But I tried a lot of things from this ...
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How do I right-click-drag with a single button touchpad in Windows 10?

I have a laptop with Windows 10. It has a Macbook-style touchpad, where it is just one big button. In the control panel, I can set right-click to tapping with two fingers. However, if I want to ...
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Windows 10: Cursor switching to one with mini scroll bar (seemingly randomly)

My cursor recently started to randomly switch to a cursor with the arrow on a mini scrollbar (see circled). Sometimes it is a vertical bar but sometimes it can be horizontal as well. If I go to "...
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Prevent SW_TABLET_MODE from disabling keyboard in Linux

I have a ThinkPad X201 Tablet running Linux. On that there are buttons on the bezel, that are still visible when in tablet mode. However, these keys are part of the same event device as the keyboard. ...
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Asus Laptop has touchpad but Windowsw 10 does not list it in the device manager

I have a Windows 10 Laptop recently purchased (ASUS VivoBook 15 X512FA) were I reinstalled windows 10 to remove the crapware. The touchpad is suddenly not working now. I tried the usual steps to fix ...
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How to use Thinkpad trackpoint to vertical scroll on a MacBook?

I just bought a Thinkpad tablet 2 bluetooth keyboard to use with a MacBook. The thing I found difficult was that I'm not able to scroll like trackpad anymore. I have to click the scroll bar on the ...
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Touchpad switches to 2-finger control

On my Windows 8.1 laptop, the touchpad sometimes switches from a single finger control (moving the mouse pointer and left-clicking) to a 2-finger control. When that happens, it also drags out tabs in ...
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Touch-pad does not respond when keyboard being used [SYNAPTICS]

So I am using my new laptop, Windows 10 Home,15-da0012dx HP Notebook, so as referred above; The mouse freeze when I hold any basic button (Not Fi, CTRL, shift...) and perform normally when my hand is ...
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Disabling Click Delay, Dell XPS13 Windows 10 Home Edition, Microsoft Touchpad

tl;dr - How do I disable click delay on a Windows 10 Dell xps13 9360 laptop? This quarantine has got me trying to play video games again. I loaded up CSGO for the first time on this machine and ...
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How can I configure a Windows precision touchpad to middle click on a three-finger click rather than a three-finger tap?

I have a laptop running Windows 10 with a precision touchpad. It is set up so that I need to click (not tap) the touchpad with one finger for left click and two fingers for right click. However, I ...
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Disable tap to click without Precision touchpad on 7+ Year old Laptop - no proper drivers for windows 10

I need to disable tap to click on a laptop that no longer has specific drivers to give tap to click option - just sensitivity. The laptop is 7+ years old. Originally with windows 7 samsung had a ...
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How to use an Apple magic trackpad as a drawing tablet on Linux

I try to use an "old" Apple magic trackpad (AMT) as a drawing tablet on my Linux laptop: Dell XPS ArchLinux Xorg Xfce 4 I configured Xorg to use evdev driver for the AMT because synaptics does not ...
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Is it possible to configure Chrome specific Windows 10 touchpad gestures?

I know that in OS it is possible to configure certain gestures in the touchpad for Chrome. Like open a new tab, close current tab, next tab, etc. I couldn't find an equivalent for Windows. Does ...
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How to make Windows drag continuously with a touchpad like Mac's do?

On Mac OS X you can double click on the touchpad and start "dragging". If you get to the end of the touchpad you can use another finger to continue the "dragging" while the original finger continues ...
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Disable finger-swipe to minimize all tabs (Windows 10)

I recently got a new Microsoft computer with Windows 10. When I am using the touchpad to two-finger scroll, often all of my tabs will get minimized. After trying to re-create the problem, I figured ...
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Touchpad uncontrollable

The Synaptics Touchpad on my new Windows 10 laptop, an HP Probook 450 G6, often has a mind of its own. The cursor is very jittery all the time which is a minor inconvenience. But the main problem is ...
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Enabling touchpad tapping after installing dwm on Arch Linux

I installed Arch Linux and dwm window manager. But the tapping of touchpad doesn't work. I know how to enable the tapping; I find the id of my touchpad, using this command: ~ xinput --list Virtual ...
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Where can I investigate session-only spontaneous mouse failure?

On my Lenovo S340 Ideapad with Xubuntu 19.10, I'm having a strange issue with my touchpad, apparently a 'MSFT0001:02 04F3:304B Touchpad' using a Synaptics driver. For no reason that I can find, the ...
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How to Disable Touchpad gestures in windows?

Windows latest update has introduced some two finger gestures, how to disable ?
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Disable Touchpad on Laptop on Lenovo laptop

I am trying to disable the Touchpad as I use an external mouse, but I am having no luck. Here is what I have tried: Start > Settings > Device > Touchpad There is no option to disable when ...
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How can I make my touchpad work on Kali Linux?

When I try to move the cursor with my touchpad, nothing happens. My cursor does move when I have a mouse plugged in. I am running Kali Linux 2019.1 on a USB and I am using this computer. I have tried ...
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How to make pointstick buttons behave like touchpad buttons

I'm running Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude 5480 computer that has separate pointstick (above the touchpad) and touchpad (below the touchpad) buttons. Whenever I click one of the pointstick buttons ...
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Touchpad not working on CentOS 8

The title says it all. I just installed CentOS 8 on my laptop and the touchpad isn't working. Like many, I hate the touchpad but for times like when I'm on an airplane there often isn't room for a ...
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Trouble with Mouse Gesture software, can't resinstall

This is about a failed program install, that happens to be the ASUS mouse gesture program. I'll explain the complete issue; New Windows 10 Install - freshly built laptop. Mouse gesture software ...
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touchpad scrolling stops randomly

my hp lappy win 10 touchpad randomly stop scrolling the ability to move cursor and left and right click still work but not sure why scrolling stops. does start working upon restart what should I look ...
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Visual cue of when ClickLock has been activated?

I am using Windows's ClickLock feature for touchpads. It lets me create the effect of holding down the left mouse button and dragging the pointer for long distances, either for selecting a lot of ...
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How to disable certain mouse button actions using command line in X?

Say I want to be able disable (temporarily) button 5 events so that they are not shown to applications. I know I can disable the whole mouse device using xinput disable device, but I do not want that....
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ELan touchpad not detected

After updating Kali Linux too kernel 5.4 . my touch pad is not detected . my kernel is: Linux sorush 5.4.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.4.8-1kali1 (2020-01-06) x86_64 GNU/Linux ic2_h cannot detect ...
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ELAN touchpad: Software to turn left button or any key into middle button?

I joined the throngs migrating away from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and bought an Acer TravelMat P2: Model name: TMP2410-G2-M-55HN Part number: NX.VGTAA.006 It has an ELAN touchpad and driver, ...
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Mouse Cursor Disappears On MacBook Air

The mouse cursor randomly disappears when navigating between programs on a MacBook Air. It was recently purchased and has Catalina as its OS. There is no rhyme or reason it disappears, it is just ...
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Why does my Dell laptop touchpad stop physically clicking when I'm at altitude?

I have a Dell XPS 9560 - the touchpad will physically click when the bottom edge is depressed, except when my laptop is at high-altitude[1] the touchpad physically stops clicking and pressing down on ...
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Disable touchpad on Linux Mint

My notebook's touchpad is not working properly and every 2 seconds or so it does a imperceptible movement that is only noticeable when I'm on fullscreen on any media player and it brings up the ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard and trackpad stop working on login

I normally use my Mac docked with an external mouse and keyboard, which works fine. But recently the built in trackpad and keyboard stopped working. Specifically, they stop working after I log in. At ...
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Touchpad not detected by Windows 10 version 1607 (LTSB)

Our Acer Aspire A315-54-5580 laptop came with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I wiped the hard drive (after backing up all partitions) and installed Windows 10 Enterprise N 2016 LTSB. This is an older ...
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Middle mouse button (emulated using touchpad) in Windows 10 not closing windows from taskbar but rather enabling the auto scroll feature

Not sure when this issue started occurring, but when I hover over windows in the taskbar and three finger tap it (which I have set to middle mouse button in windows settings), it enables the ...
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Multitouch precision touchpad gestures in Firefox

Is there a way to enable multitouch swipe gestures for navigating through the browser history in Firefox when using a precision touchpad in Windows 10? I imagine it would work the same way as in Edge, ...
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#Ubuntu: touchpad dies after return from sleep, reactivates after mouse plugged in and out

My laptop runs Ubuntu 19.10. Once I reopen my laptop, my touchpad buttons don't work anymore. However, I can still move around the curser, but I can't click anything anymore (left and right button, ...

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