xinpututility. First find the device ID using
xinput listand then view the mapping of the device with
xinput get-button-map <device-id>.
Currently only touchpads using the Synaptics driver are supported.
syndaemon -i 2.0 -K -R
Synaptics Tap Action
1 2 3 …
Synaptics Edge ScrollingEnable horizontal scrolling
Synaptics Two-Finger ScrollingScrolling
Currently only devices using the Wacom driver are supported.
Select your preferred mouse theme. It is wise to log out and log in after a mouse theme change, so all applications pick up the new cursors.
You can install new cursor themes by butting them in the
~/.icons directory. Make sure the directory layout looks like
The Synaptics and Wacom interface in the dialogs shows only the most important settings, but there are a lot more settings for input devices you can control. Xfsettingsd is capable of setting all sorts of device properties; however, you have to manually set them in the pointers xfconf channel which is not always easy.
First you need to find the correct device using the
xinput utility. When you run this command it will list the devices on your system.
$ xinput list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=8 [slave pointer (2)] Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
Now let's assume you want to modify a special property of the touchpad, lets say the coasting speed. If you run the command below it will show a long list with all the different properties.
$ xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" Device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad': [...] Synaptics Coasting Speed (274): 45.000000 Synaptics Scrolling Distance (252): 100, 100 [...]
Next it to translate the names into valid Xfconf property name. The following characters are allowed:
A-Z a-z 0-9 - _ and spaces are replaced with an underscore. So this means
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad will become
SynPS2_Synaptics_TouchPad. Same goes for the property name and devices properties are stored under
As you can see the value above is stored as a double (45.000), so to disable coasting you have to run the following xfconf-query command:
xfconf-query -c pointers -p /SynPS2_Synaptics_TouchPad/Properties/Synaptics_Coasting_Speed -n -t double -s 0
xinput list-props to check if the property is applied.
In case the device property is an array, it will be show like
Synaptics Scrolling Distance; a comma separated list. This value is an integer because the 100 has no precision.
xfconf-query -c pointers -p /SynPS2_Synaptics_TouchPad/Properties/Synaptics_Scrolling_Distance -n -t int -t int -s 50 -s 80