View All Add an attachment proposed patch, testcase, etc. A pointing stick or nipple mouse is a small joystick used as a pointing device typically mounted centrally in a computer keyboard. As soon as that has been done, without rebooting, the Windows Group Policy Editor needs to be used to stop Windows from automatically updating the device drivers for the touchpad. With the default adaptive acceleration profile, I couldn’t get satisfactory results. This then gives the option for middle button scrolling in control panel. Pointing sticks were the dominant pointing device for laptops before the advent of the touchpad. I was able to rectify this by installing the following drivers from Lenovo:

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Pointing stick

Then I read all your comment and follow the video step by step. Did anyone else also experience this behaviour? Closer examination shows that the raw sensor readouts of the device behave in a peculiar way.

During later years, they faced a decline in popularity as most laptop-producing brands switched to touchpads, although as ofsome trcakpoint like Lenovo still produce laptops with pointing sticks. You sure did help many people with this solution. If anyone runs into this problem, this site was the solution: Two-finger scrolling sensitivity often but not always feels awkward. This then gives the option for middle button scrolling in control panel. Button configurations vary depending on vendor and laptop model.


One of them uses Synaptics touchpad, while the other uses Alps touchpad. Unlike other pointing devices, it reacts to force or strain aops than to gross movement, so it is called an “isometric” pointing device.

Comment 6 Martin Wilck For advanced configuration of the touchpad, see the Synaptics TouchPad driver for X page. I finally switched back to the original ALPS touchpad. However, there is a catch to it when you want to install them. But they refuse to fix this or pass it to Synaptics or their driver developers, because Firefox “is not supported”.

Fitting physical TrackPoint buttons to a Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

Then I try to click the three bottom, and all of them is alls. On certain Toshiba Libretto mini laptops, the pointing stick was located next to the display. Now my last hope is turning it into a Windows Precision Touchpad somehow.

It is also so much quieter than the original one when clicking. This article is about a computer input device.


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On the Gateway Liberty laptop the pointing stick is above the enter key on the right side of the keyboard. I wlps your solution and indeed the middle button allows scrolling. Linux support was not nearly as bad as I was expecting.

Tue May 29 How we collect and use information is described in our Privacy Policy. Comment 24 Peter Hutterer A number of ergonomic studies to compare trackpoint and touchpad performance have been performed. Do we have any way of detecting this hardware in userspace or do we need to enable this for each model manually?

I would appreciate if you can check this. American inventions Pointing devices.

– Scrolling with touchpad (ALPS drivers) won’t work

I meant “unless I introduced a typo, this should work”: I am tired of uninstalling and re-installing the driver every single day. Can you give this a test please, thanks.

Do the same with the SMBus device. Thanks for this information.