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Offline Cloberian

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Touchpad settings not fully functional
« on: May 13, 2017, 06:48:43 am »
I installed Peppermint 7 on my Acer Aspire 5738z laptop.
It's working great except for the touchpad settings. Disabling scrolling seems not to have any effect which doesn't bother me as much as the fact that I cannot disable tapping with two fingers that opens the right-click-menu.
I have temporarily solved the problem by installing touchpad-indicator and changing its settings but I wonder if there is another way of disabling two-fingers-tapping without a need for an external application, please ?
I understand it could be done with re-configuring one of the config files but I just don't know the name of the file .

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Re: Touchpad settings not fully functional
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 06:13:03 am »
I was facing this same problem just a few moments ago and it took me around 2 days to finally get it working.
Follow and I hope this will get your touchpad working also.

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Re: Touchpad settings not fully functional
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 06:20:38 am »
Welcome to the forum abhaymaniyar :)

I don't think the OP had a problem where his touchpad wasn't working .. he simply wanted to disable two finger scrolling.


Which (on a synpatics touchpad) can normally be achieved by running:
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synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=0and
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synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=0this won't survive a reboot .. but if it works, we could then try to figure out why the settings aren't being auto applied at bootup.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 06:26:05 am by PCNetSpec »
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