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To enable touchpad tap-on-click / two finger scroll in linux for laptop users

November 29, 2011Jaise JamesLeave a commentGo to comments

Touchpad setup in Linux.

You may find your touchpad to be lacking some features such as two-finger scrolling or tap-to-click not working in Linux distros like Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint Linux in some cases.

By passing a couple of options to the Xorg touchpad driver, we can enable this functionality.

Try putting the following into a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf:

Open the ” /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf” file in a text editor in a super user or root mode.

Section “InputClass”

Identifier “touchpad catchall”

Driver “synaptics”

MatchIsTouchpad “on”

MatchDevicePath “/dev/input/event*”

Option “HorizScrollDelta” “0″

Option “TapButton1″ “1″

Option “TapButton2″ “2″

Option “RBCornerButton” “3″

Option “VertTwoFingerScroll” “1″

EndSection

This enabled two-finger scrolling, tap-to-click, scrolling on the edges and right mouse button triggering when tapping the lower right corner of the touchpad, making laptop much less frustrating to operate.

Or

Path of xorg.conf.d may differ in new version – /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/

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