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Synaptics Right Click

asked 2011-11-14 02:11:32 -0500

thunderbirdtr gravatar image

Hi everyone;

I have HP Pavilion dv6 3031-et with Fedora 16 x86_x64 installed.

My touchpad synaptics and all surface is touchable no button just flat surface and I wanna define right click because It's not working ;

I searched on google and I found some solutions but They was not work at all ,

How can I define right click and left upper corner I have disable button for touchpad Is there any way to define "disable button with double tap"


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answered 2011-11-29 18:33:52 -0500

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As of writing this (Nov 30 2011) and F16 GA we do not have real support for this type of "Clickpad" device in the synaptics X driver. Clickpad devices are the ones where the whole touchpad is a button, but there is no physical right or middle button. Some devices have a top-left button to disable the touchpad - this needs driver support which isn't there yet.

A few things: - the synaptics X driver (for one version) did two-finger emulation based on pressure/width by default. We reverted this upstream (i.e. disable the default again) because it caused spurious clicks, the hardware data is just random. If two-finger just stopped working between releases then this is likely the cause. - the synaptics X driver has a number of CornerButton options that you can add to a xorg.conf.d snippets to enable right clicking by tapping in specific corners. The man page will help you there, and so will - if your hardware supports multi-finger, you can enable right-click through the TapButton options, e.g. two-finger tap is right-click.

To check if your hardware supports multi-finger, look for a line like this in /var/log/Xorg.0.log: [ 16.830] (--) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: buttons: left If it says "double" and "triple", the hardware supports 2 and 3 finger tapping, respectively. If it doesn't have a "right" button, you have a clickpad as mentioned above.

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answered 2012-04-19 09:00:52 -0500

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I don't know if this is still a relevant issue, but as I tried to solve the exact same problem I found an already working solution. To right-click the user needs to place two fingers onto the touchpad and press down to click. Notice that two-finger tapping doesn't right click... it needs to be two-finger clicking.

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answered 2011-11-17 00:29:49 -0500

mether gravatar image

Perhaps you have a bug? Try reporting this in bugzilla.

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answered 2012-09-08 11:37:23 -0500

netSys gravatar image

Have you tried?

$ synclient TapButton1=1

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