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http://askubuntu.com – After upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10 I have noticed a random problem with my touchpad mouse. When the highlighting issue occurs, all the other mouse functions work properly. I have not been able to tie the root cause to a particular event or action yet. If I restart the touchpad via: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse then the highlighting will work again. I'm not sure why this happens and I am wondering if someone has experienced this before. (HowTos)