Feature Proposal: Enable two finger touchpad scrolling by default

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at club.fr
Thu Mar 17 13:19:14 UTC 2011

On jeu., 2011-03-17 at 14:14 +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Chase Douglas [2011-03-17  8:57 -0400]:
> > We've received a request to enable two finger scrolling by default in
> > Ubuntu. After querying some of our uTouch and X developers, everyone
> > seems to be in agreement that this is a good idea.
> This is in fact a request that I also already heard more than once
> from friends of mine. It has been possible to enable this using some
> xinput commands, but enabling it by default might be nice indeed.
> It would be even better to add an option to gnome-mouse-properties
> for this, of course :)
This is already present in Maverick if I'm not mistaken. (At least it's
present, maybe it doesn't work...)

The problem I can see with this is that two-finger scrolling can only be
the default when the touchpad supports it. We need to fallback to
scrolling from the side of the touchpad, else it would be a regression
for many users.


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