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xfce:xfce4-settings:mouse [2012/01/15 17:34]
nick [Device]
xfce:xfce4-settings:mouse [2012/04/29 13:36]
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 +
 +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 ''​~/​.icons/<​theme_name>/​cursors''​.
 +
 +===== Device Properties =====
 +
 +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 [[xfce:​xfconf:​|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 [[xfce:​xfconf:​|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 ''/<​device-name>/​Properties/<​prop-name>''​.
 +
 +As you can see the value above is stored as a double (45.000), so to disable coasting you have to run the following [[xfce:​xfconf:​xfconf-query|xfconf-query]] command:
 +
 +  xfconf-query -c pointers -p /​SynPS2_Synaptics_TouchPad/​Properties/​Synaptics_Coasting_Speed -n -t double -s 0
 +
 +Use ''​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
 +