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Mouse and Touchpad
- With this combo box you can select the device you want to edit, the settings below will adjust to the selected device. The list shows all connected pointer devices.
- Enable this device
- Uncheck this option to turn a device off. If a device it disabled, it won't send any coordinate updates to the pointer. By default all (new) devices are enabled.
Buttons and Feedback
- Right-handed and Left-handed
- If you select Left-handed the primary and secondary buttons on the mouse will be reversed.
- Reverse scroll direction
- If this option is enabled, the scroll direction will be reversed (sometimes called “natural scrolling”).
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.
- Disable touchpad while typing
- Turn the touchpad off while typing to prevent accidental clicks. The settings daemon will start the following command in the background when enabled:
syndaemon -i 2.0 -K -R.
- Tap touchpad to click
- When this option is selected, tapping the touchpad with your finger will preform the same action as clicking the primary mouse button. The device property
Synaptics Tap Actionwill be set to
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- To click, tap on the touchpad. To double-click, tap twice. To drag an item, double-tap but don't lift your finger after the second tap. Drag the item where you want it, then lift your finger to drop.
- Disable scrolling with the touchpad. This will unset both the device properties below.
- Edge scrolling
- When this is selected, dragging your finger up and down along the right side of your touchpad will scroll vertically. If you also select Enable horizontal scrolling, dragging your finger left and right along the bottom of your touchpad will scroll horizontally. This will set the device property
Synaptics Edge Scrolling.
- Two-finger scrolling
- When this is selected, tapping and dragging with one finger will work as normal, but if you drag two fingers across any part of the touchpad, it will scroll instead. If you also select Enable horizontal scrolling, you can move your fingers left and right to scroll horizontally. Be careful to space your fingers a bit apart. If your fingers are too close together, they just look like one big finger to your touchpad. This will set the device property
Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling.
- Enable horizontal scrolling
- Allow scrolling horizontal. The way horizontal scrolling works depends on the Scrolling type you've selected.
Currently only devices using the Wacom driver are supported.
- Tracking mode
- Pen (absolute)
- In absolute mode the active area of the tablet will be mapped to the screen. Every time you go down to the tablet at the same point with an absolute device the pointer will appear at the same point of the screen.
- Mouse (relative)
- In relative mode the tablet has the behavior of a mouse. This means, that if you take the pen off from the surface, move it and go down again, the pointer does (ideally) not move.
Drag and Drop
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