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#1 2013-01-24 02:52:09

h3artw0rm
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Having issues with 2 finger right click

I have done a bit of searching to no avail. I have an ASUS U50vt laptop, and all I want to do is 2 finger right click. Right now right click is 3 fingers. I can't even tell how to adjust it via the xorg.conf file. Any and all help is appreciated. It would also be nice if someone could point me in the right direction of getting my Fn keys to work.

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#2 2013-01-24 03:27:11

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

Have you followed this for the right click behavior?

As for function keys, what do you mean when you say you want them "to work"?  What do you want them to do?  Do you mean media keys?


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#3 2013-01-24 20:08:05

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

Apologies sir, The function keys just didn't work. I fixed that already though. I'll look through the thread you posted and give my findings.

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#4 2013-01-29 13:11:54

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

after a couple days of searching, I'm still kind of confused. When changing the settings, nothing seems to happen. I'm also not sure if I should be editing the xorg.conf or the synaptics.conf or use a graphic tool or use synclient. Any help is appreciated. Just looking to be steered in the right direction. I'm a little new to this.

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#5 2013-01-29 13:33:47

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

You should use synclient to make changes immediately. After you have found your optimal settings, you apply them to synaptics.conf or so.
At least that´s what I did and it works.

EDIT:
Maybe something that is important:
The wiki says:

"
EmulateTwoFingerMinZ/W
    (integer) play with this value to set the precision of two finger scroll.
"

You should know what the two options mean:

EmulateTwoFingerMinZ is the pressure  for 2 finger scrolling.
EmulateTwoFingerMinW is the width of the 2 fingers to start scrolling.

Keep that in mind when changing the values.

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#6 2013-01-30 11:59:05

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

Well the real issue that I'm having is not knowing what to change to make two finger right click a possibility.

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#7 2013-01-30 17:46:29

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

OK sorry. My post was dumb.
So what I think you have to change is:

TapButton1
    (integer) configures which mouse-button is reported on a non-corner, one finger tap.
TapButton2
    (integer) configures which mouse-button is reported on a non-corner, two finger tap
TapButton3
    (integer) configures which mouse-button is reported on a non-corner, three finger tap

As it says in the wiki.
The values for these options are 1, 2 and 3 and I think 1 is left click, 2 is right click and 3 should be middle click.

What you should do is, open a terminal and type:

synclient  TapButton2=2

To create a right click on two finger tap.

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#8 2013-01-30 19:49:24

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

This issue did pop up just recently with Gtk+ applications which seem to confuse right click and middle click with my touchpad. It used to work correctly but it seems to have changed with some update that came the last days/weeks. I did not investigate it yet, though.

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#9 2013-01-30 19:58:21

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

I just found out that in my case:

1 is left click,
2 is middle click,
3 is right click.

I thought it would be different.

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#10 2013-01-31 01:37:33

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

h3artw0rm wrote:

after a couple days of searching, I'm still kind of confused. When changing the settings, nothing seems to happen. I'm also not sure if I should be editing the xorg.conf or the synaptics.conf or use a graphic tool or use synclient. Any help is appreciated. Just looking to be steered in the right direction. I'm a little new to this.

I think either editing synaptics.conf, as suggested above, or configuring synclient to set things up as you want each time will work. I've always used the latter and it works fine.  I basically have a ~/.synclient.conf which I source from ~/.xsessionrc.


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#11 2013-01-31 03:47:07

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

Why don't just find the right settings using synclient and then apply these settings to the synaptics.conf?
The settings are changed on the fly by synclient and you don't have to create additional config files.

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#12 2013-02-01 01:28:55

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Re: Having issues with 2 finger right click

phil wrote:

Why don't just find the right settings using synclient and then apply these settings to the synaptics.conf?
The settings are changed on the fly by synclient and you don't have to create additional config files.

Why should I?

I don't see why my personal preferences should be set system wide. Plus, this way, I don't have to do anything when the package is updated with a new synaptics.conf since my personal settings just change the specific settings I've customised.

My synaptics settings assume that my personal xmodmap is being applied. So if I ever need to login as another user, the settings will screw things up if they are in synaptics.conf. Unless, of course, I apply what is is ~/.xmodmap system wide as well. But this seems to me wrong-headed. If there's an issue, better to be able to login to as vanilla an account as possible (by creating a new one if necessary). The more config applied system wide, the harder it is to tell if a problem is a configuration problem or a bug or something else. Of course, lots of stuff has to be configured system wide. But my preferred touchpad settings are certainly not among them!


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