Synaptics touchpad tap/click style.
In relation to another post I made here, I've noticed with the upgrade to Karmic that the click style has changed somewhat for my Synaptics touchpad. I've discovered that the change is system-wide and not limited to Firefox.
Until now, a two-finger tap on my tab was equivalent to a middle-click. Now, a three-finger tap is the middle-click and a two-finger tap is a right click.
Does anyone know how to permanently change this behavior? The two-finger tap has been a default middle-click on a Synaptics touchpad for as long as I've been using laptops with them, and I'd rather stick with what I'm comfortable using. I thought I'd be able to open xorg.conf and change some settings, but much to my surprise, xorg.conf is apparently a thing of the past.
EDIT: I would also like to note that the correct device is identified by the system and it does respond to tapping and all inputs - just not the way it always has nor the way I want it to continue to. I'm not sure when or why this change was implemented, but I would like to return to old (familiar) behavior.
zero@zero-laptop:~$ xinput list
[other, seemingly unrelated hardware listed]
"SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" id=7 [XExtensionPointer]
Type is TOUCHPAD
Num_buttons is 12
Num_axes is 2
Mode is Relative
Motion_buffer is 256
Axis 0 :
Min_value is 1472
Max_value is 5472
Resolution is 1
Axis 1 :
Min_value is 1408
Max_value is 4448
Resolution is 1
Last edited by detroit/zero; November 1st, 2009 at 01:03 AM.
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