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 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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Why is Chrome typing backwards after text selection?

In Chrome, something after I select text in a textbox and start typing to replace it, whatever I type gets typed backwards from right to left. So "abcd" appears in "cdba". This ...
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ALPS trackpad driver not working

Recently, I duel-booted my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, since Windows 10 could be pretty slow. However, I am struggling with getting the trackpad working, which I believe is an alps model. ...
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Ps/2 Touchpad vs Ps/2 Compatible Touchpad, which one to install?

I have two Synaptics touchpad drivers in Device Manager one is “Ps/2 Touchpad “ and the other is “Ps/2 Compatible Touchpad”, which one to install? And I need to understand why there are two different ...
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How to make touchpad give opposite movement in horizontal direction

I would like to use the trackpad upside-down. When I move to the left upper corner in the touchpad, the pointer moves to the right upper corner. When I move to the left bottom corner in the touchpad, ...
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Buttons below the Touchpad not working

On my Dell Latitude 4590, the two buttons below the Touchpad are not functional. $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Prevent touchpad form turning off - or turn it on from command line

I just got a new laptop and, even with touchpad sensitivity at minimum, the touchpad turns off from time to time, presumably as my hand brushes against it. How do I prevent it ever turning off int ...
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Mouse (touchpad) periodically disappears/unresponsive after updating Windows 10 Pro (Dell Latitude 7400)

I have a Dell Latitude 7400 running Windows 10 Pro. Last week - after quite a bit of nagging from Windows - I updated to 20H02 (build 19042.868). Since then, I've had a periodical problem with the ...
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Trackpad is not working on Lenovo Yoga 370

On my Lenovo Yoga 370, the mouse arrow blinks when I move with an external mouse. If I stop moving the mouse the mouse pointer disappears. I got a new symbol by my clock. it is a faded circle with an ...
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Windows 10 v20H2 Synaptics Touchpad/TrackPoint Click Delay

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P15 with both a Synaptics Touchpad and a Synaptics TrackPoint, running Windows 10 v20H2. https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkPad-P15-Mobile-...
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How do computers *really* work? (at the most basic level) [closed]

While learning about computers I will here about RAM and Storage and the CPU, and while these explain the architecture of a computer and how parts of a computer work together, I still don't understand ...
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Chrome two finger scroll is too fast on Asus touchpad. How to make it slower?

Two finger scrolling is frustratingly fast in Chrome to the point of uselessness but perfectly normal in Firefox and everywhere else on my system. I'm on an Asus Windows 8.1 and the Chrome is updated. ...
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How to turn on keyboard backlit using the touchpad?

I have an HP Pavilion 15" CS2082TX laptop running windows 10. Whenever the keyboard backlit goes off after staying inactive for some time, I have to hit a key to turn it on again. How can I turn ...
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Touchpad Works sometimes on reboot - Ubuntu

Tried to install Elementary OS 5.1 on my Vaio Vjfe41f11x, the touchpad didn't worked on the installation, and neither on the installed system at all. Tried to install Ubuntu 20.04, touchpad worked on ...
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How do i enable 2 finger swipe right/left in Windows 10 Home v1909 and Firefox 85.0.2

Can anyone tell if its possible to enable the Synaptics Touchpad on my HP Specture notebook to be able to 2 finger swipe for browser pages history back / forth using FireFox 85.0.2 and Windows Home ...
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Is it possible to disable coasting/inertia/momentum scrolling with scripts/other software?

Q: What do I mean by coasting/inertia/momentum/flick scrolling? A: It's the feature of trackpads where you can flick the trackpad up or down for a split second, and it keeps scrolling for a second or ...
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How do I disable the Left+Right buttons on the trackpad on Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Dell Latitude 5490 that has a malfunctioning trackpad. The left button is constantly being detected as "clicked" and I can't get it repaired at the moment given the state of things. ...
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Pointer is always scrolling sideways, and it's not a hardware issue

Here's a perplexing one. Once in a while, my Macbook (16 inch 2019, running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7) decides I need to start scrolling pages to the left. And then, wherever my pointer is, it scrolls ...
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Can't install TwoFingerScroll.exeon new Win10 HP envy laptop

I recently bought a new HP Envy x360 and tried to install TwoFingerScroll.exe to configure my touchpad controlls just as I had done on my old laptop. However, when I try to install it I get an error ...
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Reduce double tap click delay in windows precision touchpad

I noticed that when tap-clicking there's a delay, probably related to double-tap-clicking or dragging. Using the physical touchpad buttons results in a mach snappier and responsive experience. Is ...
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Auto scroll in Windows 10 without mouse

When reading a large article or a book, sometimes I feel the need for an auto-scroll option. I don't have a mouse now, rather I use the touchpad of my laptop. How can I perform auto-scrolling without ...
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HP EliteBook 840 G2 My laptop's left click (Trackpad) button isn't working it only works when I'm using touchpad simultaneously

HP EliteBook 840 G2 My laptop's left click (Trackpad) button isn't working it only works when I'm using touchpad simultaneously when pressing the keys. I'm running latest Windows 10 20H update. And ...
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What is this operation on touchpad?

I use a finger to touch the touchpad of a thinkpad laptop (T400) for moving the cursor. But sometimes it scrolls the current window instead. I suspect that part of my hand also touch the touchpad. I ...
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Windows 10 trackpad tap to click has a delay. Can I fix this with some sort of custom trackpad driver?

In Windows 10, as with most systems, there is an option to tap the trackpad to click. Windows 10 also has an option to double tap to multi select. When this option is turned on, you can quickly touch ...
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Class not registered when running TwoFingerScroll.exe

In order to enhance the usability of my Synaptics touchpad on my new laptop, I wanted to run TwoFingerScroll.exe, which worked perfectly on my old laptop. However, when I try running the exe I get an ...
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Cannot turn on keyboard and trackpad on 2-in-1 Win10 computer

Background I have a Medion MD 60250 convertible 2-in-1 touchscreen notebook/tablet with Windows 10 that has worked fine for a long time. I almost never use tablet mode (with keyboard folded to the ...
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Touchpad is laggy in Windows but not under Linux

A bit of a reverse problem that I've seen around here. I have a Fujitsu T936 laptop, with a Synaptics touchpad (Clickpad). The problem is that under Windows 10 it feels very laggy in use, and the ...
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=My laptop touchpad is not working after changing the keyboard

Is this the reason why my mousepad is not working ? After giving it to someone to change my keyboard he damaged the connector. Image link below: https://i.stack.imgur.com/an6Os.jpg
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Asus TP300L touchpad stopped working after updating drivers

Me and one of my relatives both had Asus Transformer TP300L notebooks, except I had one with Intel Core i7 and my relative had i3. My i7 had broken screen and some missing keyboard keys so I moved it'...
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Need help in the polling rate of laptop peripherals

I'm currently having a problem in both the refresh rate of my mouse and my touchpad being very unstable. My mouse and touchpad refresh speed seems to increase with the speed of my cursor, according to ...
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How do I get the MyInnovative Screenpad 2.0 on my Asus Computer to start in touchpad and not screenpad mode?

I've recently purchased an Asus ZenBook 14 Ultra-Slim Laptop UX434FLC-XH77 that comes with an innovative though admittedly aggravating new screenpad that acts either a screenpad or as a conventional ...
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When I try to play a 3D game, I cannot hold down a key and move my trackpad simultaneously. How can I fix this?

I am trying to play a 3D game (minecraft). This requires me to be able to hold W and move my trackpad at all times. Whenever I try to move my mouse while holding the W key, it locks up and doesn't let ...
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Windows 10 Change TwoFingerTap to be middle-click

My Question is basically the same as this one except for an Asus Expertbook P1 and I'm fine with installing new drivers if necessary. Is there some way to remap TwoFingerTap from right-click to middle-...
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Is it possible to have ctrl+drag two fingers (scroll gesture) activate zoom on windows 10?

Basically I want to emulate ctrl+mouse wheel zoom with a touchpad. I find pinch zoom awkward to use and would rather just ctrl+scroll, but for some reason windows 10 does not interpret that as zooming ...
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Can you and how to change visual desktop trackpad shortcut on windows 10?

I know you can change visual desktop on keyboard, but I was wondering about the trackpad. Three fingers just feels a little more natural than four.
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MacBook Pro - Why does the keyboard/trackpad being plugged in cause reboot loop?

I came here because I wasn't sure if this is a question for StackOverflow. My friend's MacBook Pro was/is stuck in an infinite reboot loop. We would see the apple logo and the loading bar for a good ...
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Laptop Touchpad Not Working

So I hope this is the right place to ask this but anyways: This was my first time purchasing a laptop since I've used pcs for my whole life... I got this one which looked pretty darn nice and was a ...
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Reinstalled Windows 10 on Asus x205t laptop—touchpad, keyboard, and audio don't work and aren't recognized

I had major issues with this Asus X205T laptop several months ago after a Windows 10 update. It wouldn't boot up properly anymore. So, I thought it was a good time to wipe the drive and install a ...
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I want to switch windows within the same virtual desktop according to the direction of finger slides on touchpad. How do I do it?

setting→device→touchpad→Detailed composition of gestures→4-finger gesture composition→Custom shortcuts on left and right respectively→I set one to alt + tab and the other to alt + shift + tab, alt + ...
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Touchpad isn't working - multiple devices?

Mouse works fine, when unplugged, no touchpad movement or click. I tried toggling enable/disable touchpad and not working. Also, no "touchpad" settings in control panel, and trying to ...
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Cursor moving to each corner

My cursor moves on its own either to the bottom left end below start or to the diagonal opposite end. My Pc (e7440) is a Dell running with windows 10.mouse is dell touchpad and wired logitech lazer ...
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Coil whine-like noise on Ubuntu when moving mouse, more subtle on Windows, on a Dell Precision 7550

I am writing to find a solution to a very strange problem on my new laptop. On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, when I touch the touchpad (even not moving), my laptop emits a weird coil whine-like noise. To ...
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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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Can't click with touchpad while typing

I'm using a ThinkPad to play Among Us. Whenever I try to click while moving, I have to stop moving, wait 1 second, and then click. I'm on Windows 10.I CAN move the mouse while typing though.
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Delay after trackpad (but not bluetooth mouse) click

Clicking with Trackpad (but not with bluetooth mouse) results in a very annoying delay. That is, the delay occurs with the Trackpad but not with my bluetooth mouse (MX Master 2). Steps to reproduce ...
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Touchpad horizontal scrolling and Areas setting don't work in Gnome on Wayland

I'm accessing a CentOS 8 VM (VMware) via Nomachine NX from a MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.7. Running Gnome 3.32.2 on Wayland. Two fingered scrolling works for vertical scrolling, but not for ...
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External mouse - Have to do double click to make a single click

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and a Dell Optical Mouse. Here are the problems whenever I connect the external mouse, which started from yesterday: Left button works as right button. Right button works as ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue

my laptop is MSI GF72VR with windows 10 2004 my touchpad setting does not take any effect all the touchpad function is'n taking any effect while my touchpad working only with default setting no matter ...
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Touchpad scroll does not work in Whatsapp Web Application [duplicate]

I am using Whatsapp Web via its desktop application. It was running smoothly until I install the latest update for Windows. Now, I cannot two-finger scroll with my touchpad (ELAN) although it works ...
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How do I simulate a scroll wheel use on my Windows 7 laptop?

My laptop is a Windows 7 Lenovo 64-bit laptop with 2 GB RAM and it only has a touchpad.  How do I simulate a scroll wheel?

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