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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 verify that the touchpad is physically connected

I need help troubleshooting the Synaptics touchpad on my HP Probook 4540s running Windows 10. First and foremost, how can I verify, by software or hardware (in that order of preference), that the ...
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Middle-button click-and-drag trackpad vs. mouse weirdness

I am running RHEL 8.9 on a Dell Precision 7560 laptop with a built-in 3-button trackpad (left, middle and right buttons all situated between the trackpad and front edge of the laptop). I have a gtk3 ...
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Elan touchpad keeps re-enabling

I want to permanently disable the Elan touchpad on my LG 15Z960 laptop and just use a mouse. I can disable it in settings but a few minutes later it is enabled again. I was able to disable it long ...
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Amazon Workspaces doesn't scroll very well when using a macbook touchpad

I have a macbook pro and am using Ubunutu in Amazon workspaces. The scrolling using the two finger gesture only sometimes works. Seems to somewhat work when doing the whole gesture quickly including ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro rebooting every 3 minutes due to missing dfrd checkins

The MacBook Pro of a friend reboots every 3 minutes after it's turned on. It shows the following message after rebooting: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xfffffff00e688560): userspace watchdog timeout: no ...
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How to change mouse to left handed but keep touchpad right handed in Windows 11?

Windows 10 had a 'Mouse Properties' window; if you had multiple mouse drivers installed, each device would show up in a separate tab allowing you to set left and right mouse buttons independently. ...
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On-board touchpad and keyboard suddenly stopped working one day on HP Probook 640 G2 running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

My HP ProBook's (running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) touchpad and keyboard have been unresponsive for a while (along with the trackball button too which comes with probooks, that's also unresponsive). It was ...
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Inverse scrolling (aka natural scrolling) ONLY for 2nd keyboard in Windows 11?

I use a regular keyboard and mouse for my PC running Windows 11 and I use the default scrolling (scroll the wheel down to scroll down). However, I have my PC plugged into a TV in another room and use ...
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Windows 11 Touchpad right-click

There's an option in Control Panel "Press the lower left corner of the touchpad to right-click". Is there no "Press the lower right corner of the touchpad to right-click"? My ...
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Windows 11 controlling two finger scroll speed on a T490 ThinkPad

I have a Windows 11 machine (T490 ThinkPad). When I two finger scroll its a bit slower than I'd like. On my Mac there is an option in accessibility settings to change the speed of two finger scroll. I ...
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Touch pad does not want to reenable in Linux Mint

I’ve been having issues with this yesterday. I cannot do ANYTHING with my touch pad on Linux Mint specifically, I accidentally disabled it and now it does not re-enable using fn+f9. This issue does ...
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Replacing Dell touchpad drivers with Synaptic ones

I was temporarily using a budget Acer laptop for a while since my preferred Dell laptop had some h/w issues. Now that I got it back working I realized the touchpad driver on the cheap Acer was ...
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Keyboard and Track Pad Issues After Dissassembly/Cleaning/Repairs

I disassembled my laptop after some possible water damage (I did not see any on the motherboard, nor the track-pad chip, but I have not seen the other side of the track-pad PCB in detail [unless maybe ...
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Moving cursor with two fingers on Windows like on Mac

On mac, when I tap and hold the touchpad to select some text with one finger, and use my second finger to move the cursor, the cursor moves allowing me to lift and use my second finger to move the ...
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How can I programmatically alter Elan touchpad scroll direction?

The Problem & Objective Recent WinOS updates appear to be wiping touchpad configuration settings (as applied through the frontend Settings user space); particularly, having the touchpad scroll ...
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Touch pad mouse stopped working often in Windows 11

Touch pad mouse stopped working suddenly often for Windows 11 on Dell Inspiron 2 in 1. Tried all things suggested on internet. Driver latest. The solution: I have to reboot computer and go to BIOS ...
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How to change the behaviour of touchscreen in Ubuntu?

I have a touchscreen connected to my Ubuntu 22.04 PC. When I move my finger across screen, the cursor moves with it, but the left mouse button isn't being pressed at the same time. That is, it's e.g. ...
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How do I enable 3 finger scrolling in Windows 10?

If I disable 3 and 4-finger gestures in Touchpad Settings, using that many fingers simply does nothing. I would like it to scroll instead so I don't have to keep fingers lifted up while scrolling. Is ...
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Intermittant Touchpad Driver

I'm having trouble with touchpad drivers that are intermittently failing, and would appreciate further steps for troubleshooting. I've searched for help on Acer forums, but they've failed to provide a ...
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Touchpad scroll gesture registered as pinch zoom in Outlook

When I compose a message in Outlook and scroll using my touchpad's two finger gesture up or down, often it is registered as pinch zoom gesture. This is very annoying! I like to keep my zoom level at ...
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touchpad not working on lenovo ideapad flex 5 14ABR8 when using linux

when using kubuntu/latest debian/lubuntu/ a lenovo ideapad flex 5 14ABR8 the touchpad doesnt work. it is not listed under the devices for libinput. i have so far tried: installing xserver-xorg-input-...
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Google Chrome Pinch gesture to magnify instead of zooming

on my work notebook, when I pinch touchpad in Chrome, I'm getting magnification effect (no layout change), but on my private notebook I'm getting a zoom level change (with page layout change) and I ...
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Mousewheel/Touchpad does not scroll but only in the Settings-app on WIndows 10 - otherwise it scrolls fine

Actually the title says it all. I have two new Windows 10 installations on two different Notebooks. Mouse (Touchpad) works fine, scrolls fine, all is good. Only in the Settings-app (the cogwheel) in ...
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Constant BSOD caused by SynTP.sys, NEED HELP BADLY

I'm currently using an HP 15-BA009DX laptop running Windows 10 version 2004, version 10.0.19041.1466. Everything was functioning properly until yesterday when I noticed that my system initiated an ...
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How to enable full touch keyboard layout on Windows 10 touch screen machine?

I'm working on updating WIM image for touch screen terminals and requirement came to show touch keyboard in full mode out of the box. Below is a default image I'm looking for the setting to display ...
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How do I fix the I2C HID Device (Code 10) error in Windows 11?

I'm having problems with my Predator Helios 300 laptop touchpad. It sometimes works for a short period of time, but then it stops working for several months. The error message I'm getting is "...
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Thinkpad touchpad keeps randomly switching scroll methods

The touchpad of my Thinkpad t440s keeps randomly switching between edge scrolling and two-finger scrolling under Arch Linux with KDE and X11. When I boot it up I never know which one it is going to be....
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UTM for Windows 11 -- cannot change trackpad scroll direction

I am using an Apple trackpad with my main machine. I now have installed UTM and created a Windows 11 virtual machine. I would like to change the scroll direction. This should be fairly easy on a ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 doesn't recognize touchpad

This laptop I purchased for my wife came in Jan 2021 brand new. Touchpad was working but my wife complained that she hit the touchpad while she is using the keyboard to write things. So, I disabled it ...
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How can i use the touchpad while typing? (Lenovo)

i have a pretty old lenovo ideapad running Windows 10 22H2 and this thing's annoying me, the fact that the synaptics driver is old and there's no PalmKms registry key to enable the touchpad while ...
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Keyboard not working but making clicking sounds

I'm using Asus Vivobook 14. I disabled the touchpad while watching lectures and I think I accidentally turned on filter keys. Because,now none of the keys are working except the power button. But ...
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How to assign three finger tap into right click menu on Windows 11?

I'm using two laptops for a reason. My older Win10 laptop can't assign 2-finger tap at all, only scrolling etc. to 2-finger swipe, so I am used to assign right click menu to 3-finger tap for years. ...
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Surface Laptop 3 trackpad won't select text

I have 2 laptops, one a Surface Laptop 3 (windows 10) and one a Surface Pro 8 (Windows 11). My problem is that the Surface laptop track pad does not seem to support selection of text with the track ...
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ELAN touchpad can't scroll Windows 10 start menu

I can't seem to scroll on the Windows 10 start menu with an ELAN touchpad. It scrolls on other places though like the Settings app or any other Win32 application but not on the start menu. I've ...
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Pinching touchpad enlarges/magnifies website instead of changing zoom level

When I try to pinch zoom website in Firefox, instead of changing zoom level (like enlarging text but modifying layout so it still fits screen) it enlarges parts of website, adding horizontal scrollbar....
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Windows 10 - Driver issue

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 5 15IIL05, that recently had its screen replaced, the device was ‘outta commission’ for roughly 2.5 months, after replacing the screen and doing the initial reboot, the ...
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What process controls two-finger zoom on Mac?

Every once in a while, plugging my Mac into my monitor when lots of processes are running will crash some of the display agents, like exposé, zoom and other trackpad functions. I figured out some bash ...
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Corrupted Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IIL05 Touchpad Driver

A few months ago, I used Driver Booster 10 to update my drivers on my Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IIL05 running Windows 11. I didn't make a backup because I did not have the pro version. After I updated my ...
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Windows touchpad-like smooth mouse scrolling

Is there a way to enable "real" smooth scrolling system-wide in Windows (11)? I just got Logitech MX Master 3s with a free rotating scroll wheel, but so far smooth scrolling only works in ...
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Deactivate middle mouse button or make middle-click left click?

I have an Asus VivoBook and the touch pad has no buttons, but just areas that functions as buttons. My main problem is that if I left click just a millimeter too far to the right, it is considered a ...
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How to manually configure touchpad and non-Apple mouse in Mac OS through plist editing (without third-party software)?

I have a Logitech bluetooth mouse that I use with a work MacBook. I cannot install mouse configuration third-party software per IT security policy (not worth recommending any of them, I simply can't ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 mouse speed and trackpad scroll speed are off

How do I change this to match how it feels on windows? Mostly looking at the trackpad scroll speed as it is ridiculous when browsing firefox. Curious if there's any new updates on how to fix this as ...
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Is it possible to change Firefox's zoom type?

Background info on Firefox zooming capabilities: When I do the pinch-in movement on my laptop's touchpad on Firefox, the window zooms in, as if it had a magnifying glass. I'll call this the "...
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How to install Windows precision touchpad driver for a HP Spectre x360 (early 2018 model)

How can I install a precision touchpad driver for a HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-ae002ng (product no. 2QG13EA#ABD) laptop from early 2018 in Windows 11? The problem is that the Synaptics drivers ...
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How do i disable the "Touchpad on" notification appearing on my screen

The image attached is basically what it looks like. I would screenshot it, but it goes away when I try to. It does get really annoying, trying to play video-games and this appears and kicks me from ...
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Disable pinch to zoom for external keyboard w/ trackpad mac ventura

I have a bluetooth keyboard with a touchpad connected to a macbook running Ventura. I find that the bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, don't respect the mac os system settings I have for my keyboard. In ...
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How to adjust sensitivity of Windows 10 volume control touchpad three-finger gestures

Windows 10 has a Touchpad setting to allow Three-finger gestures to Change audio and volume. I find three-finger-dragging up and down changes the volume too quickly, making it easy to accidentally ...
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My Track pad refuses to respond

I have a Lenovo laptop and its trackpad refuses to respond sometimes after booting up. Same also happens for the scrolling function with the swipe of two fingers. I want to know if it's a software ...
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Customise Arc mouse gestures on windows

I recently bought arc mouse and the lack of gestures in it are a bit disappointing. The microsoft mouse and keyboard centre software lets you customise a 3 finger click. So it means the mouse can ...
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trackpad needs two fingers to move mouse, won't scroll on windows 10

All of a sudden my trackpad has changed it's behavior on a windows 10 Lenovo that hasn't had any updates today. Before it could scroll by holding both fingers down and scrolling, now no scrolling - In ...
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