Sunday, June 16, 2013

Customize your touchpad action in Linux

If you touchpad support multi-touch you can customize its action in the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

root@dara-pc:/root# cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
# Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the touchpad driver
# to all touchpads. See xorg.conf.d(5) for more information on
# InputClass.
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE, your distribution will likely overwrite
# it when updating. Copy (and rename) this file into
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d first.
# Additional options may be added in the form of
#   Option "OptionName" "value"
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
# enabled by default. See the following link for details:
      MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"

        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"


Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad ignore duplicates"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchOS "Linux"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/mouse*"
        Option "Ignore" "on"

# This option enables the bottom right corner to be a right button on
# non-synaptics clickpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Default clickpad buttons"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"

# This option disables software buttons on Apple touchpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Disable clickpad buttons on Apple touchpads"
        MatchProduct "Apple|bcm5974"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0"

        Option "TapButton1" "1"   -->   single click on touchpad equal to left click
        Option "TapButton2" "2"   -->   two click simultaneously equal to middle click
        Option "TapButton3" "3"   -->   three click simultaneously equal to right click
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"  --> enable Horizontal scroll with two fingers
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"  --> enable Vertical scroll with two fingers

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