Tweak the touchpad on your laptop

If you have read my earlier post about the Fedora 9 and Touchpads you would realise there is quite a bit you can do with your touch pad. Now these are the options i have added to make my system a little more simple.

Tap with one finger: Left Click

Tap with two fingers: Middle Click

Tap with three fingers: Right Click

Drag down with two fingers: Scroll down

Drag side ways with two fingers: Scroll Side ways

(the above two very similar to that of the Mac)

Add these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Driver      "synaptics"
Identifier  "TouchPad"
Option      "SendCoreEvents"
Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"        "false"
Option  "HorizEdgeScroll"        "false"
Option  "VertTwoFingerScroll"   "1"
Option  "HorizTwoFingerScroll"  "1"
EndSection

Make sure you add this line to the ServerLayout section:

InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"

Ofcourse we do not need to restart our machines every time we do a bit of tweaking or installation, so just log off and log in and you have the tweaked system.

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Tweak the touchpad on your laptop

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