I can't find help on using gpointing-device-settings. It's the only GUI utility that I can use to properly tweak my touchpad, but I can't understand most of their settings names and functions, so I'm moving sliders blindly half of the time.

Is there any documentation on this utility I can use to understand how to use it properly? Its man page is of no use at all.

(Of course, I've googled it, I've searched these forums, the gnome project, etc., etc., etc., with no luck.)

I'm using 12.04 on a 2007 MacBook Pro, my system is up to date. I'm aware of the bugs related to this utility (especially the changes not being permanent) and a whole lot of other things. I just can't relate the sliders and check boxes to "human understandable" behaviour.

Thanks for any help.