No GUI on gnome-control-center to config a Touchpad on a Desktop

Bug #1028754 reported by Alvaro Leal (Effenberg0x0) on 2012-07-25
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When gnome-control-center / "Mouse and Touchpad" is used on a Desktop, the "Touchpad" tab is not displayed (only the "Mouse" one shows). This made complete sense until recently (Desktops normally don't have a Touchpad).

However, with new wireless/wired touchpads (like Apple Magic Trackpad, Logitech Wireless Touchpad, new keyboards with embedded touchpads, etc), actively supported by Kernel, this is not the case anymore.

If a touchpad is detected, even on a Desktop, wired or wireless, the "Touchpad" tab on g-c-c / "Mouse and Touchpad" should be displayed.

I have already discussed this in Ubuntuforums ( and Brainstorm ( In both cases I was advised to post this is a bug.


Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

I'm just going to edit out everything after the "Moreover" in your bug description. The first bit definitely sounds like a bug to me, but the rest is a completely separate issue that gets its own priority level, patch, assignee and status. Generally, a bug report should represent a single task ;)

Please feel free to open additional bug reports as you see fit.

description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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