Make the touchpad minimal

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hyperactve
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Make the touchpad minimal

Post by hyperactve » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:50 am

Hi, I have bought a ASUS Vivobook S510U and installed linux Mint.
The mouse is behaving abnormally.

For example, it simulates the middle/scroll key of the mouse when I click in the middle of the right and left click button. However, this button often closes a window and I have accidentally closed many windows so far. Which is problematic.

Sometimes, the mouse button randomly pastes different info that I have typed early or selected in another window. Sometimes, it cuts different texts as well for which I have to press ctrl+z again and again.

I think the OS as well as the mouse pad is trying to emulate gesture based features.
But I want a normal old school touchpad with right/left click, two finger scroll only.

I have looked into 'Muse and Touchpad' section of the settings and seen that the click action is set to 'Automatic'. I have changed them to other settings, but they do not seem to ideal to me.

Any help would be appreciated.

AscLinux
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Re: Make the touchpad minimal

Post by AscLinux » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 am

Welcome to the forum!

I have no GUI tools in my computer, thus I have no idea what tool you are using and how it works.
However. In general there will be a hidden config file in your home directory which can be edited by hand to include more options and settings. Also, custom settings can be put in /etc/xorg.conf.d/, in this case they will be system wide and affect all users.
Mint is Linux. There are good wiki's for Arch Linux and Gentoo you can study.
Check these out https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch?qu ... ge=english

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