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asked 2013-01-14 19:42:57 +0000

Goran gravatar image

updated 2013-01-14 19:43:59 +0000

How do I enable this in i3(ubuntu 12.10, i3 4.2) ? Thanks

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answered 2014-04-21 13:25:09 +0000

pmig gravatar image

If you still come over this issue:

  1. Find your Synaptics TouchPad ID

    xinput --list

  2. Get your current settings:

    xinput --watch-props <id>

  3. Propably your "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" will have the value 1, 0

  4. Change it to 1, 1 with

    xinput --set-prop <id> "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 1

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answered 2013-01-15 21:50:25 +0000

Goran gravatar image

updated 2013-01-15 23:20:51 +0000

Joepad tnx for the info, I will definitely try 4.4 at some point. I would like to dive in to the code and add a phew things.

I managed to solve it. Driver controlling the track pad is called synaptics and settings is somewhere inside "xorg.conf". In my case it's the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf In the file it says that the file is automatically generated and it might be rewritten after distribution update so it's better to move the content to : /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg.conf does not exist any more on Ubuntu by default "automatisaion")

Anyway I just edited the file didn't make xorg.conf Inside (Section "InputClass") I added option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"

To see the supported options and if it's working in console type "synclient" If all is well you should see VertTwoFingerScroll = 1 HorizTwoFingerScroll = 1

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Glad you figured it out, thanks for updating your question, I'm sure this will be useful for somebody!

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-01-16 06:26:54 +0000 )edit

For me it always worked out of the box... but for more finger events, you can use touchegg.

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2013-01-18 05:00:58 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-01-15 19:18:59 +0000

joepd gravatar image

I would upgrade to the current version of i3 (4.4). This will probably not solve your issue, but fixes some others, and will give you some new features.

This sounds like a question specific to hardware/Xorg. I would search over there instead of the window manager. If it works in another window manager/DE, investigate how this is done. I suppose you'll be better off asking at your distro's help channels.

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