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    xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    Every time I click by pushing down on my clickpad, the cursor moves slightly, especially when i release the click. It makes a small jump. This is very annoying since precise actions like selecting text are close to impossible! It works ok if i tap as opposed to pressing down on the clickpad.

    Anything I can do? I have tried changing the parameters in synclient but they don't help.

    Thank you!

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    I know it isn’t the answer you’re looking for, but have you tried turning off "tap to click?"
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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    That's not it...
    I have a XPS 14 (ultrabook) and this is driving me insane. I have tried everything that could be found on google, but not a single one works properly.

    Every time I click, either with "touch to click" or by pressing the hard button, the pointer moves (sometimes a lot).

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    same here... i have tried many different drivers and nothing works.

    xps ultrabook - 12.04/12.10/13.04 - all the same. even tried the newest kernel to no avail.

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    I also have a Dell XPS 14-L421X running 64-bit 13.10 and also have this problem.

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    I'm having this problem on a lenovo. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the synaptics driver in 'ClickPad' mode (where the R and L mouse buttons are integrated into the trackpad). I've tried a few dozen different synaptics settings (via xinput and/or synclient), and cannot get it to work properly. Very dissapointing. I even set the bottom edge of the trackpad up above the button area, and under some circumstacnes the driver STILL detected my finger on the buttons as a mouse movement.

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    Hello again, further to my last, I tried the Synclient tweaks here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2127448

    I used 48 rather than the 72 he used. The touchpad feels slightly sluggish, but the movement when clicking has diminished.
    Last edited by dom134; December 2nd, 2013 at 05:18 PM. Reason: hyperlink pfaff

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    Re: xps 14-L421X clickpad/trackpad moves slightly when I click

    Quote Originally Posted by dom134 View Post
    Hello again, further to my last, I tried the Synclient tweaks here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2127448

    I used 48 rather than the 72 he used. The touchpad feels slightly sluggish, but the movement when clicking has diminished.
    Thankx! This was a big help. I agree that 48 feels better.

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