Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

Peter Laursen jazcyk at
Fri Jan 9 09:03:24 UTC 2015

The touchpad hardware on recent laptops designed for Win8 most often does
no support edge scrolling (run finger along right side to scroll). If
touchpad has multipoint touch recognition (up to 4 simultaneous points is
common, I believe) and as two-finger scroll is supported in the driver
there is no need for such dedicated area on the touchpad.

-- Peter

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:43 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:14:21 +0100
> Peter Laursen <jazcyk at> wrote:
> > OK ..thanks for the reply! It is true that I like the simplicity of
> > xfce and lxde. And they work fine with hardware I have had hands on
> > till now.
> >
> > ..and the 'bonus question' Any desktop supports two-finger gestures on
> > touchpad (scroll and zoom in particular)?
> Not that I know of. I do personally heavily use three finger tap
> (emulates middle button) and edge scrolling (run finger along right
> side to scroll).
> I don't know if it's possible to do more complex gestures off hand.
> kevin
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Hilsen / Regards

Peter Laursen
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