View Full Version : [ubuntu] Synaptics multi finger _clicks_

April 23rd, 2008, 03:10 AM
Hi all,

I want to do multi finger + click remapping on a Snaptics touchpad - for example
Two finger on touchpad + Button 1 --> Button 3

I already have
"tap two fingers on pad" --> Button 3 (using
Option "TapButton2" "3" )

I have tried
Option "TwoFingerButton1" "3"

Option "MultiFingerButton1" "3"

But no love.

I _think_ I had it working on the WUBI install I did before I did this real install, and forgot to save the xorg.conf - but I can't make it work now, so perhaps I was dreaming at the time!

Thanks for any help,


May 2nd, 2009, 05:47 AM
Though this post is ancient I figured I'd answer it anyway as I discovered upon trying to solve the same problem (four years later, lol).

The old way would be to put the following in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Option "ClickFinger2" "3"

The new way would be to create a HAL policy file /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
<!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using
the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
<merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">120</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger1" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger2" type="string">3</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger3" type="string">2</merge>