Posts Tagged ‘two finger touch’

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

November 29, 2011 7 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" 

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.


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

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Open file using text editor with administrative privilege.

sudo gedit

Then open the file & add the section.

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To enable Touchpad Click / Tap on Gdm3 – Fedora 16 Login Screen

October 12, 2011 16 comments

Edit the following file:
as a super user or root using some text editor.

sudo gedit

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Add following to “50-synaptics.conf ”

Section “InputClass”
Identifier “touchpad catchall”
Driver “synaptics”
MatchIsTouchpad “on”
Option “TapButton1” “1”
Option “TapButton2” “2”
Option “TapButton3” “3”

Restart the machine to see your touchpad Tap working.

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Note: This enable 2 finger tap for right click & 3 finger tap for middle click.