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#1 2016-10-02 16:49:14

gaelic
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Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

Hello

I am testing the new gnome version and there seem to be major changes in Touchpad handling and configuration. Basically the more advanced configuration possibilities are a good thing. Nevertheless it broke the "right click" for me which was working by default with gnome 3.20.

Touchpad: Thinkpad T460

Anyone else experiencing problems?

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#2 2016-10-02 20:30:06

brittyazel
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

Broke the right click in what way?


I don't really know what I'm doing.

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#3 2016-10-03 05:52:05

gaelic
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

The secondary button is not recognized anymore. The top of the Touchpad (see here http://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads … s-g23.jpg) is divided in 3 areas to simulate right, left and middle mouse button. This worked previously (at least for right and left). With the new gnome version the whole top area of the pad is recognized as primary button.

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#4 2016-10-03 06:00:38

brittyazel
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

Hrm weird. And you are running libinput correct? Or xf86-input-libinput (for Xorg)? It seems odd that the top of the touchpad is divided. That usually is reserved at the bottom. The whole top area of the pad being treated as a primary button is not new behaviour though, it has been that way for a number of years now


I don't really know what I'm doing.

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#5 2016-10-03 07:05:36

gaelic
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

Yes I am (was) using libinput for the Touchpad (Wayland). I've switched to X.org for now and configured the Touchpad using synaptics which seems to be more mature in terms of configuration possibilities for Touchpads.

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#6 2016-10-03 15:35:42

brittyazel
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

Meh I wouldn't say that. You can create a libinput.conf file and configure libinput to much the same degree as synaptic. I'm not sure why yours is acting strange to you though


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#7 2016-10-03 15:37:02

Scimmia
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

brittyazel, he's right. The synaptics driver is much, much more configurable.

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#8 2016-10-03 16:59:27

dreivier
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

My Apple Magic Touchpad started acting weird somewhere in 3.20 too. They are breaking all kinds of stuff with touchpads it seems.

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#9 2016-10-04 01:46:27

brittyazel
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

You both are probably right, however my touchpad is working fantastically and is far better with libinput with synaptics (qualitatively). I wonder if it is a configuration issue rather than a "libinput sucks" type of an issue.


I don't really know what I'm doing.

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#10 2016-10-05 08:57:27

dreivier
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Re: Gnome 3.22 - Touchpad

In general I agree. It's no big deal just responding to an issue that I can confirm because it seems to be a GNOME thing.

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