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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Disable *part of* touchpad on Win 10

Due to the somewhat questionable placement of the touchpad on my ASUS ZenBook device I'd like to disable a certain part of it. Is there a way to do it? Please note that I am not looking for ways to ...
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precision touchpad settings made touchpad not work properly

My touchpad didn't work properly as it should. So I changed my precision touchpad settings as mentioned in the dell website. The settings are the features tap with two fingers to right-click and tap ...
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How to disable touchpad automatically when mouse is connected in i3wm?

Is there a way to disable the touchpad permanently or when external mouse is connected. It’s easy when it’s in a full desktop environment but (and there is always a “but”) it’s unknown how to do it ...
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Why does my intel Bluetooth adapter disconnect when I move/click my touchpad

I've switched linux distros (debian to arch) and it does the same exact thing, when I move my touchpad or click, my BT adapter disconnects entirely (seen in dmesg) here's a link to a video ...
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Cleaning touchpad and now wont work

My laptop was kind of dirty s i decided to clean it with a Lysol wipe, (Mind you I wringed it out) and now everything but my touch pad works. Like the touch pad will be fine for 20 seconds but will ...
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How to disable touchpad mouse movement in Linux Fedora

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p as you can see link image below.. I have a problem with the touchpad, it caused the mouse to go crazy on its own. I want to disable certain functionality from the ...
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Advanced gesture configuration for touchpad doesn't work when window with administrative privileges is active

I was very happy when I discovered the advanced gestures for the trackpad in windows 10. I set it up so that I can zoom in and out using a 3 fingered out and in motion. However, it would seem that it'...
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Laptop touchpad problems when PSU charger (Original) is plugged in

I have an HP laptop which battery is damaged since February of 2021. HP DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS tells me that battery internal capacity is only at 10% of its factory capacity. The battery is also inflated. I ...
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Elan touchpad not working correctly after logging into Xubuntu 20.04

I used lubuntu recently but decided to switch to xubuntu to try it out. On lubuntu, my touchpad worked fine. But on xubuntu, my touchpad works correctly only when I am on the login screen. After login,...
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Scrolling tab doesn`t exist in Synaptics Driver

Synaptics settings don`t have scrolling tab, only buttons. Synaptics settings Roll back doesn't help. Updating doesn't help. Reinstalling doesn't help. Reinstalling windows10 doesn't help. HP pavilion ...
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Laptop touchpad only working in BIOS setup

One day I woke my laptop from sleep and the touchpad was not working, neither the touchpad buttons nor the track point(the one that’s inside the keyboard, mostly in old dell workstation laptops). Then ...
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How to resolve - I converted my HP-ENVY laptop from Windows to Linux. I am experiencing "Tablet Mode" issue common to Windows

I have searched Google, Stack Overflow, Ubuntu, and a couple of other sites. However, the results do not actually explain how to detect if this (a) is really related to the same issue Windows users ...
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Using keyboard on dell e5440 disables left click (but not trackpad)

On my dell e5440 with an Alps touchpad, typing disables the trackpad left click for a second. This feature is annoying me but I cant seem to figure out how to disable it. I already disabled TouchGuard ...
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How to prevent touchpad form disabling when touched in Windows 10?

I am running Windows 10. My laptop has a touchpad, which only shows in the Device Manager as HID-compliant touchpad and the driver provider is Microsoft, so I have no idea about the actual ...
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Windows 11 intermittent touchpad issue

I've had an intermittent problem with my laptop touchpad It doesn't stop working completely, but after my laptop has been on and running for an hour or so this problem starts. When I first touch the ...
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Permanently disable power management for trackpad (using Powershell or WMIC)

I kept having a problem with my Dell XPS 15 going into a sleep state (disabling the display) when my computer was left unattended for more than 10 minutes. When the system resumed, the touchpad would ...
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Magnifier icon shows up when I zoom in/out with a pinch on the touchpad

I'm having a problem with my touchpad. It now shows a magnifier icon, instead of the mouse's arrow pointer, at the screen when I pinch the touchpad with two fingers for doing the zoom in/out movement; ...
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Awake PC from sleep using only one button?

I have a Thinkpad X1 tablet running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The keyboard is pretty flexible and the keys get easily pressed when the laptop is closed. When the PC is in my backpack it presses keys and ...
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How do I enable 'scroll with mouse cursor' on mac? (not sure of exact name)

I'm not sure what to call it, but sometimes when using a fancy mouse I accidentally enter this mode where there's an icon in the center of the screen that looks a bit like a compass and then when I ...
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The touchpad is broken and the cursor does not appear on the Windows screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite C50-B and the laptop’s touchpad got stuck after updating to Windows 10 and I tried to fix the problem according to all available methods, but it didn’t work, knowing that ...
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Touchpad appears disabled and does not install - Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on an Acer Aspire 5. My touchpad is no longer installed (let alone works). The cursor is static (unless I use a USB mouse). Until today, the touchpad worked as per normal. ...
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How to disable a malfunctioning track pad

The touchpad of my laptop (HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop) is malfunctioning. I don't like using it anyway so have no problem with it not working, but it occasionally causes the mouse to move or click ...
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Using outlook.office.com OVERRIDES Windows 10 setting disabling Touchpad (!!!)

This is bizarre. When I use e-mail at office.outlook.com with the current and recent versions of Firefox the Touchpad gets intermittently ENABLED, completely destroying my productivity. Things happen ...
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SigMa micro touchpad returning LEFT_META+S for three finger tap

I have a tablet/convertible with a keyboard integrating a touchpad. The way the latter works is peculiar and does not nicely accomodate for linux usage. Specifically, even if everything seems OK at ...
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Problems with Touchpad of ASUS ZenBook 14

I own a 2020/2021 ASUS ZenBook and have had the problem of the touchpad sometimes lagging and the mouse pointer slowing down. This occurs in irregular cases, sometimes not at all for a week, sometimes ...
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Dell touchpad not scrolling

EDIT: Under PS 7.1.3, > Get-AppxPackage alpsdelltouchpadsettings Get-AppxPackage: The 'Get-AppxPackage' command was found in the module 'Appx', but the module could not be loaded. For more ...
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Buzzing Noise when watching Videos on HP Laptop

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Hardware: HP Pavilion 15-eg0778ng My Laptop is making buzzing high frequency noise, whenever I start playing a video. Having the charger plugged in or not does not make a difference....
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Increase click feedback (haptic response) Macbook Pro 14"

I'm trying to get a stronger click out of my trackpad. I want a real crunch, like the physical click on my old 2015 Macbook Air. Picking up where this question left off: Strong "Force Touch" ...
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Is there any general touchpad gesture driver for Windows 10?

I have an ASUS n552vw laptop and it has ASUS smart gesture driver. But it seems it doesn't work since about 2 months ago. I removed/reinstalled it many times and tried to update my Windows, scan the ...
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Disable 'Precision Touchpad' feature on Windows 10

The screenshot appears in the 'touchpad settings' window at the top of the page. This feature is preventing me from being able to play Valorant because this feature modifies the input, thus not giving ...
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Windows 11 - Touchpad movement feels sloppy and too smooth, not sharp

I recently upgraded my Acer Aspire 3 (Ryzen 5 3500U) laptop from Windows 10 to 11. In Windows 11 the touchpad doesn't feel the same as before, I notice some sort of lag in the movement of the cursor, ...
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Make macbook touchpad MUCH more sensitive (than default max in system preferences)

I have a tendon disorder in my fingers and I'd like to be able to control the macbook touchpad with muuuuuuuuuch more sensitivity. I have it on the max settings but it isn't nearly sensitive enough. ...
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On Windows, how to change the double click speed when dragging using touchpad

On Windows,when I want to drag something using the touchpad, I need to: click once then click again but not release and then move the mouse around. So you basicaly click twice (without holding the ...
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How can I find out what is causing Excel to scroll 15 rows at a time instead of 3?

I'm running Excel, Version 2012 (Build 13530.20376 Click-to-Run) on Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1909, OS build 18363.1854, on a Dell laptop. Normally, when I'm looking at an Excel spreadsheet, I ...
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My touchpad stops responding for exactly one second after I press a key

Okay, this is a really interesting issue... I just bought a new (Windows 11) laptop and it had that all-too-annoying "palm protection" setting or whatnot, the setting that locks up the ...
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Laptop trackpad acting up

For reference: ASUS X550L laptop. Windows 10 Home. My touchpad is behaving in a strange manner. When I lightly hold my finger without moving the mouse cursor jumps around sporadically and even ...
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How to turn off right-click multiselect on Windows 10 laptop?

I recently got a Windows Surface Laptop 4 for work. I used mouse gestures in my browser, but come to find out that there's some funky behavior with two finger clicking: Two finger clicking and ...
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Left Button doing Right Click in Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3567 (laptop) running Windows 10. It has a touchpad. Everything was fine until I formatted (reinstalled windows on) it. After that, I rebooted first time and was surprised to ...
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Does anybody know why 2-finger scrolling doesn't work after re-installing windows 10?

I have a dual-boot laptop, one SSD with Linux the other with Windows10. Windows10 doesn't respnd to any scrolling action, it doesn't do anything when scrolling with 2 fingers or when I use the scroll ...
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Mac BootCamp inverted scroll acceleration

I recently installed Windows 11 on my MacBook Air 2017. I noticed the inverted scroll problem quite quickly and found the solution for that. Something was still bothering me about the acceleration so ...
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Touchpad scroll does not work in Spyder and Anaconda

I have an older Thinkpad R61 laptop that I still use and it comes with Alps touchpad and has Windows 7 x64 installed. I have an Anaconda x64 distribution installed along with the Spyder IDE. For some ...
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Asus Smart Gesture not working since BIOS update

Ever since I updated my BIOS the Asus Smart Gesture had stopped working. Even when I reinstalled it, it didn't work. I reverted the BIOS updated and went to my original version, which also proved ...
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Touchpad not working and not detected when I run 'xinput list', on Ubuntu 20.04

I was typing a text when my touchpad stopped working. After surfing on the web to try to fix the error, I ran xinput list and here is the output : ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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Trying to disable "SmartSense" but no PalmKMS registry to change

I am trying to disable "smartsense" so I can use the trackpad and keyboard at the same time to play games. I have seen this question answered multiple times, but when I go into the registry ...
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How to trace & debug strange behaviors with few of my USB & Bluetooth keyboards with inbuilt "pointing" devices?

How to trace & debug strange behaviors with few of my USB & Bluetooth keyboards with "pointing" devices? I have a bunch of them, and each has some unique strange behaviors of their ...
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My laptop's touchpad behaves like arrow keys

I just purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 110 from a refurbished computer shop. On some applications such as Discord or even when trying to navigate the start menu, trying to scroll with my touchpad results ...
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Firefox touchpad pinch to zoom not working but touch pinch to zoom works on Linux

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox on Arch Linux running on a Lenovo Thinkpad L13 Yoga. I installed Firefox, and noticed that gestures on the touchpad or the touch screen do not work. I am using ...
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Laptop keeps spamming "/" nonstop automatically

I have Asus X553M laptop 5 days ago I spilt some water onto the touchpad and it started spamming a bunch of random keys even tho my keyboard ribbon is disconnected inside Quickly turned it off/...
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I don't have touchpad tap in my mouse properties

my touchpad had been suddenly disabled. I was normally using it and then it just doesn't work anymore. I have tried some solutions that I found online but in most of them I should go to this address: ...
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The Enter Key of both my keypad and touchpad aren't working

In my HP laptop, neither the Enter key on keypad is working, nor the keys attached to touchpad are working. However, all the other keys on keypad and the touch feature of touchpad is fully functioning....
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