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Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:43 am

I want to disable "tap-to-click" on my touchpad because it is very annoying. It seems simple enough: preferences-> keyboard & mouse -> mouse, but when I reboot, it reverts to enabled.
How do I save it?

I'm using Linux Mint 11 LXDE.

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:45 am

I am reading the red text above and thinking that this is a stupid question, but it has still got me baffled. :?
At a guess I need to edit something in /etc but that doesn't strike me as a sensible way to design a user-friendly system. :(

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Oscar799 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:17 pm

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby ldp » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:36 am

I'm having the same problem with my touchpad on a Sony Vaio using LM12 LXDE.

Can anyone offer any advice help? I've tried looking/doing some things but nothing helps......

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby shengchieh » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:37 pm

I can't help, but can think of a creative workaround. Write a script that change the mouse setting to your liking and have it runs at bootup or login.

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:25 pm

shengchieh wrote:I can't help, but can think of a creative workaround. Write a script that change the mouse setting to your liking and have it runs at bootup or login.

Sheng-Chieh


Neat idea. Unfortunately, beneath this confident exterior there is a load of bluff, and I don't actually know how to do that. :oops:

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby seppalta » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:06 pm

Many mouse and keyboard bindings are set in the openbox rc.xml file, which is normally located in 3 different directories:

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 ~/.config/openbox,  /etc/xdg/openbox,  /usr/share/lxde/openbox
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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 am

seppalta wrote:Many mouse and keyboard bindings are set in the openbox rc.xml file, which is normally located in 3 different directories:

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 ~/.config/openbox,  /etc/xdg/openbox,  /usr/share/lxde/openbox
.


I have found the file, but nothing in it that looks like the "tap to click" function. :?

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:11 am

Found this thread

aljoriz wrote:I assume you are using LMDE XFCE RC:

go to the terminal and type:

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sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf




then replace with:

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
EndSection


Then save the file, close gedit

go back to the terminal and type: sudo reboot

log-in and test the touch pad by tapping on it to open files


I changed Option "TapButton1" "1" to "0" and it seems to have worked...

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Re: Why won't mouse settings save?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:55 pm

Or maybe not... It seems to have changed itself back. :?

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