Touchpad scrolling region
joris at familiedobbelsteen.nl
Sun Nov 2 16:10:12 UTC 2008
To all, thanks for your input. I now got my problem sorted (though
configuration lags behind on ease compared to Windows).
Abhinav Gupta wrote, On 27-10-08 08:48:
> You might be able to get that by modifying your xorg.conf (
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf )
> Under the input device section where the driver is "synaptics",
> playing around with these options might help.
> Section "InputDevice"
> Driver "synaptics" # Make sure thats the driver.
> [...] # Add these, change their values and restart X. See if you like
> what you get.
> Option "LeftEdge" "0"
> Option "RightEdge" "0"
> Option "TopEdge" "0"
> Option "BottomEdge" "0"
This worked for me. I now got some values I like a LOT better (and are
able to tune it if needed).
> Or if you don't want to get into restarting X constantly, install QSynaptics
> http://qsynaptics.sourceforge.net/ ( debs are available )
> You can tweak your touchpad and see the changes "live"
> So that might let you tweak it the way you want.
This wan't a ubuntu package. gsynaptics is, but it was essentially
useless for what I want to do.
I did find synclient that provided the touch pad values I had to fill in
> It also supports two-finger scrolling. Just incase you like that. Your
> whole touchpad will be used for moving the mouse but if you use two
> fingers instead of one, it will scroll instead.
> Abhinav Gupta
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Joris Dobbelsteen
> <joris at familiedobbelsteen.nl> wrote:
>> I'm looking on tuning my IBM/Lenovo T60 touchpad. I want to configure
>> the region used for scrolling, in order to make it (a lot) smaller.
>> Does anyone know how to configure this?
>> The edges of the touchpad can be used to scroll though a document,
>> rather than moving the mouse. This is a quite useful feature I would not
>> like to miss, but the configured region is a bit wide, which causes me
>> to regularly use it, even though I'm not intending to.
>> - Joris
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