How to Turn Off Changing Desktops When Scrolling Touchpad in Lubuntu12.04 ?

Jose Lopez josewendy1 at
Sat Oct 13 22:00:52 UTC 2012

Hi all, just wanted to give you a little help on this subject. you can do
this in a graphical formatt, and here is how.
1. Right click on a open space of desktop, that should bring the Lubuntu
desktop menu,
2. click on desktop preferences.
3. click on the advance tab.
4. check box that says something like "show menus provided bu window
5. click on close.
6. Right click on a open space of desktop again, and that will bring you to
the open box desktop menu. on system. on open box conf. manager.
9. click on the destop tab on the side.
10. change the # of desktop to one.
11. close.
your done. I hope this helps

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Lee Gold <leegold at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Using 12.04 with laptop. Moving the finger along the right edge of the
> touchpad acts as a scroll wheel. If the cursor is not in any app window
> but is in open desktop area then this scrolling action will transport
> one to a different desktop.
> I want to turn off all desktop changing with the touchpad. I only want
> the right click at the top of the window border which gives me the
> option to take that window to a different desktop - I want no other
> desktop changing action enabled with the mouse/touchpad.
> I used to go into /home/userone/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml and make
> changes. But this file and the syntax in there has changed slightly
> since 10.x and now I'm not sure how to do it.
> How to do? Thanks!
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