Default touchpad configuration confusing

Rodd Clarkson rodd at
Sun Nov 6 21:40:12 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 15:11 -0500, Garry Williams wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 14:55 +0000, Joe Desbonnet wrote:
> > This may be more an up stream issue for Gnome or, but it does
> > seriously impact the usability of FC on laptops:
> [snip]
> This doesn't fix the problem you report and others have mentioned a bug
> report would be appropriate, but...
> I found the default behavior very irritating, too.  Here's my fix.
> Change xorg.conf making the VertScrollDelta and HorizScrollDelta options
> zero.  No more gestures.  I also wanted to speed up my pointer so I
> changed the MinSpeed to 0.65 from 0.3.  It used to take more than two
> strokes across my pad to get across the screen.  YMMV.

Rather than raising the value of MinSpeed, you might be better of

        Option      "AccelFactor" "0.0300"

This will move you mouse pointer further the faster you move your finger
on the mouse pad.  But it also leaves your mouse at a nice speed for
working in the local area.  You might need to adjust the value for your
screen size.

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