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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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How do I enable small movements of the trackpad in Windows?

When I move the mouse with the trackpad and I want to select text or click a small button, I move the mouse in the general vicinity but slow down and stop then try to move it more precise. However, ...
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How do I enable three finger gestures on my trackpad in Windows?

I have three finger gestures on and I have the sensitivity set to the highest level. It seems that every other time I turn on my computer (from wake/sleep), the three finger gestures stop working. How ...
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Left Mouse Button Unresponsive When Keyboard is used

I've been searching for quite a while trying to find a resolution to my issue. I'm not going to go into depth about the information I'm providing but I will first point you towards this link Using ...
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my touch pad is not working with my finger anymore - i think i hit something i shouldn't have

i had a lot of papers on my laptop and reversed the screen - I started pushing buttons and then my touch pad wasn't working that good. got the screen reversed to correct view - any clues how to get ...
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How do I disable the annoying touchpad edge swipe gestures in Windows 10 for generic touchpads?

I need some help in turning off/disabling the touchpad edge swipe gestures in my Windows 10 2-in-1. When I swipe from the right, it brings up the Action Center. When I swipe from the left, it brings ...
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Installed Precision drivers for Synaptics Touchpad: Mouse is moving but not clicking after using a while

I've installed the Precision touchpad drivers for my Synaptics in HP Laptop. All works great but after a while, it doesn't click anything. It just loses the ability of click, even though mouse cursor ...
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Enabling two finger scrolling in Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ast

So I got this new Lenovo laptop it came without any OS. After installing win 10 and the relevant drivers, the TouchPad was not working. Searching on the internet didn't give me anything. Going into ...
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Mimic OS X Option+Click to Right Click on Windows 10

In Mac OS X, pressing the Option key and then (left) clicking with the touchpad, a right click occurs. Is it possible to mimic the same behavior in Windows 10? Specifically, can I map Alt + Left Click ...
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Can I use a Surface Pro Signature cover (keyboard+touchpad) with a desktop computer?

Over the past 8 years I've been working exclusively on a Macbook laptop, and I really think it feels ergonomically much better to have the small form factor keyboard + a good touchpad at the center ...
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Mac toucpad as a precision trackpad in Windows 10

Considering that I can get pixel perfect scrolling in both macOS as well as in Ubuntu with my Macbook air, I'm wondering what about Windows is making it so hard to achieve the same thing in Windows 10?...
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Disable Precision touchpad blocking quick movements during keypress

When a key is pressed on a Precision touchpad on my Dell XPS 13, it blocks quick touchpad movements - and slower touchpad movements are blocked during the first fraction of a second. This makes ...
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Disable mouse button area of Precision touchpads

When a thumb is resting on the bottom part of a precision touchpad, the touchpad may frequently detect it as if it were a normal finger during gestures. I've found lots of threads regarding other ...
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Synaptics regedit for double tap and hold for dragging and hilighting text

Windows Update updated my drivers and there was a setting in regedit to delete preferences on update (it is the default options and quite ridiculous) I have reverted the driver and recovered all of my ...
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every gestures in touchpad is working except two fingers scrolling? (windows 10)

My touchpad is working fine except for two fingers scrolling. Three and four fingers scrolling gesture are also fine. The two fingers scrolling is only working in start menu, windows setting and ...
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How to get Apple Magic Trackpad functions to work on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have an Apple Magic Trackpad and I'd like to use it with my work PC. I was able to install the Trackpad and pair it to Windows 10 using Bluetooth. However, all it will do is the left click function. ...
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HP Compaq Laptop freezing on boot [closed]

I build this notebook (HP Compaq nx6110) using two old notebooks plus a new HDD. This boot problem, also freezing / unfreezing situation is documented in several communities, including HP support ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.01 Mouse stays clicked

I have a problem that I have troubles finding any support to in previous questions. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS on a Dell Laptop with touchscreen. Usually everything works fine. Sometimes it happens (...
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How do I change Google Chrome's touchpad gestures to go back using 2 fingers left-to-right?

Google Chrome is set to go backwards a page by swiping two fingers right to left, but I find that backwards and the opposite of what it is on iPhone. How do I change the setting to use left-to-right 2 ...
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Any way to remap the touchpad's center-click button? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 Professional on the Dell Precision 7530 laptop, and I'm looking for some sort of registry-hack or similar to allow me to remap the mouse buttons on the built-in touchpad. This ...
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My new laptop is lagging

I've bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad P52s, without OS) and installed Windows 10 on it, I've also installed all drivers recommeded by Lenovo. But I recognized some weird problems: Scrolling via ...
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Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work

Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work. What can I do about the problem? I tried to uninstall the current driver and installing the driver from the official site: https://www.asus.com/...
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How do I disable my laptop keyboard without also disabling the touchpad?

Disabling or uninstalling the keyboard doesn't work, so I update it to a non-working driver as a workaround. When I do this, the keyboard successfully doesn't work anymore, but then neither does the ...
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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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TouchPad double-tap not performing right click

I bought an Acer Nitro 5 laptop a week ago and I don't have the functionality of performing a mouse right click with tapping the TouchPad with two fingers. Synaptics installation appears to be ...
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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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Using tablet as a computer draw pad

I want to be able to take, say my iPad mini, and be able to use it to draw on my computer. I don't care about graphics and all that fancy stuff, I just want the tablet to basically be a really fancy ...
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How can I tell if a laptop's touchpad can be disabled before buying it?

It's annoying that my laptop's touchpad continues to function even when I have a mouse connected, and even more annoying that it doesn't seem possible to disable, at least without some complex 3rd-...
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Elan touchpad sensitivity per application in Windows 10 on Lenovo Flex 2-14

I have a Lenovo Flex with Windows 10 Home, and since upgrading to Windows 10, the Elan mousepad has been acting a bit unexpectedly. In certain applications, the scroll sensitivity is similar to what I ...
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Touchpad tapping is holding and dragging instead of clicking

Sometimes, my laptop (Windows 8.1, Acer) decides to change how it interprets touchpad tapping. Normally, touchpad tapping will function as a click, but sometimes the computer seems to temporarily ...
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Is there some way to change mouse scroll rows quickly from one value to another in Windows?

I have a laptop and there is a pointing stick (TrackPoint). It's convenient to use "mouse scroll rows" for 1 row and for mouse which comes from a dock station - 3 rows. Is there some way switch it ...
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How do I disable Excel touch scroll bounce at top of sheet?

How can I disable Microsoft Excel's sheet bounce when touchpad scrolling to the top or left of sheet on Windows 10? You can see what I mean by the video here, https://imgur.com/a/epsgqIV I have ...
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Raising and lowering brightness using touchpad gestures on Windows 10

I am trying to configure custom gestures on my Acer laptop with a touchpad. I have already configured three-finger up and down to be volume up and down, respectively, from windows touchpad settings, ...
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Touchpad Scrolling and Mouse Wheel Scrolling

I have a mouse with a wheel attached to my laptop which has a touchpad. Can I enable the mouse wheel to scroll one screen at a time and have the touchpad scroll one line at a time? I can install ...
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Shift, fn, ctrl, alt, right and left touchpad isn't working

My notebook model is HP PROBOOK 640 G1 I Downloaded hp system image manager about a year ago. I extracted it and accidently opened thunderboltfirmware.exe after opening it it showed cmd-like window ...
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How to deactivate drag and drop with touchpad?

I want to be able to drag and drop by using the hardware mouse-button. I want to be able to click by tapping on the touch-pad (and of course clicking by using the hardware-button should also be ...
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Windows 10: Force-Disable Palm Rejection

I recently purchased an Asus VivoBook S14 which uses their own AsusPTP precision touchpad driver. I've reinstalled the driver countless times, tweaked the touchpad sensitivity, and disabled every ...
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How to fix my mouse auto click?

My mouse buttons are auto clicked randomly, mostly right button. I have tried 3 new mice, all worked OK on other computers but auto clicked randomly on my laptop. When i remove all external mice and ...
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How to disable trackpad for HP Elitebook 840 G5

As the question states, I am simply trying to disable my touchpad on my HP laptop. So I think this is very specific for the HP Elitebook 840 G5 as I have tried the following generic methods to ...
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disable touchpad when mouse is connected windows 10

I want to disable my touchpad when my mouse is connected. Google gives me lots of answers that seem really straightforward. Only problem is the suggested option is not available for me: I'm using ...
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How to disable windows 10 gestures (using wacom tablet as a touchpad)?

My mouse stopped working so in the meanwhile I'm using my wacom intuos as a touchpad, it used to be Ok but now the windows gestures are making it impossible to work. Every time I'm on the desktop or ...
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Fixing a MacBook's keyboard and trackpad driver in MacOS

I have a MacBook Pro from 2015. The keyboard and trackpad are not working under MacOS but when I boot from a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 16.04 and select "try ubuntu", the keyboard and trackpad do ...
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Built-in Trackpad on Macbook Pro broken/behaving erratically

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015) stopped working a few days ago. The trackpad is still able to click, scroll, and move around on its sides and corners, but is unresponsive ...
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Windows 10 Tablet touch screen inverted and offset

We have bought some cheap 8" Windows 10 tablets in bulk from China. These come with an old pirated version of Windows 10 Pro. We have imaged the tablet with a proper licensed version of Windows 10 ...
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Trackpad on XPS 13 laptop malfunctioning: appears perpetually clicked?

So I have a problem with my XPS 13 (model 9350, running 64-bit Windows 10) laptop, which may be caused by water damage but may be a coincidence. Several days ago, my touchpad began to malfunction (...
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How to prevent touchpad scrolling from carrying over to different tabs on Windows/Chrome?

When I use my touchpad to scroll on chrome and switch/open tabs, the "scrolling motion/input" carries over to the next tab, and since I am pressing Ctrl to open/switch to a tab, it zooms in the next ...
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Installing a driver for the touchpad of an Asus Vivobook S410UN in Windows 7

I have an issue with the touchpad of an Asus Vivobook S410UN. The touchpad was working in the BIOS and in Windows 10. It stopped working after installing Windows 7. I tried 15 different versions of ...
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Windows 10 touchpad Release Drag after Finger Lift on Dell Latitude E6510

Having the same problem as "Windows 10 touchpad Release Drag after Finger Lift" but on a dell E6510. I lift finger after scrolling, move the cursor w/in the window and it keeps scrolling. Followed the ...
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How to use a 'Clickpad'

I'm going through libinput source and it mentions clickpads at some places. I've a laptop with a touchpad and I've never used a clickpad before. Can anyone explain how a clickpad works, what are the ...
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Synaptics touchpad malfunction causes apps/programs to open by themselves

I have an HP Envy laptop running Windows 10. It has begun behaving strangely. At random times, new windows open, apps or programs open, new tabs - as many as 15 or more - open in Chrome, and the ...
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Reload precision touchpad registry settings

I'm trying to write a script that will toggle a Precision Touchpad setting. I found the registry key that needs to be changed, but while the Windows 10 settings menu rewrites the registry after I ...