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    Laptop Mouse Pad (Double-Finger Tapping/Scrolling)

    Just upgraded my old laptop from 9.04 to 10.04. It's a Gateway MX6214
    (http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/...09028sp2.shtml)

    I didn't do anything special, but by accident, discovered that tapping and
    scrolling and even center-clicking (in Firefox, center-clicking on any area
    would bring up the auto scroll and center-click on a link opens in new tab).

    Single-tap anywhere on the pad triggers a left click. Double-tap would
    work as if I were holding the left click so I can highlight text to copy...
    Single-tap on the bottom-right side of the mouse pad would trigger the
    right-click, like if I wanted to right-click on a file to save it or what ever.
    Two fingers anywhere on the pad would scroll up and down (like a wheel).

    The part that I'm missing is the center-click (equivalent of "wheel-click").
    I used to tap two-fingered in the center of the pad to trigger wheel-click.
    I lost this ability when I upgraded from Jaunty Jackalope to Lucid Lynx.

    The only thing I have to tweak is in: Menu>System>Preferences>Mouse.
    That gives me the most basic of tweaks, but nothing like what I'm missing.
    Is there something that I can download from the Ubuntu Software Center?

    Thanks in advance for any/all help, comments and suggestions... Thanks!
    Last edited by S2UIRR3L; March 6th, 2012 at 09:47 AM.

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    Re: Laptop Mouse Pad (Double-Finger Tapping/Scrolling)

    Bump!

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    Re: Laptop Mouse Pad (Double-Finger Tapping/Scrolling)

    Got it!
    I've messed around with the mouse for so long that I found where the "spots" are on the pad. I've tried downloading a bunch of programs and nothing had any settings to tweak. So I un-installed them and found out that all I needed was already here. I just had to mess with it long enough to find everything by accident. These are the commands that I found (the ones that I was looking for). As for anything else, I don't know and really don't care to know because below is all I need/use. However, if I find anything else, I'll add it to this thread. This one is SOLVED!

    LEFT-CLICK = one finger tap, anywhere on the pad.

    RIGHT-CLICK = one finger tap, on the bottom-right.

    VERTICAL-SCROLL = one finger sliding up and down on the right side, unless tweaked for two fingers sliding up and down anywhere on the pad.

    HORIZONTAL-SCROLL = one finger sliding left and right on the bottom side, unless tweaked for two fingers sliding left and right anywhere on pad.

    CENTER WHEEL CLICK = one finger tap on the very top right corner of the pad where the top of the vertical scroll is, opens links in new tap (with Firefox).
    Last edited by S2UIRR3L; March 16th, 2012 at 01:37 AM.

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