Touchpad scrolling region

Abhinav Gupta abhinav.g90 at
Mon Oct 27 07:48:46 UTC 2008

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"

Or if you don't want to get into restarting X constantly, install QSynaptics ( debs are available )
You can tweak your touchpad and see the changes "live"
So that might let you tweak it the way you want.

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> wrote:
> Dear,
> 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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