Why is not enabled TapButton of touchpad on Fedora by default?

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 13:11:44 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM,  <John.Florian at dart.biz> wrote:
> devel-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org wrote on 09/18/2012 08:09:33:
>> From: Florian Müllner <fmuellner at gnome.org>
>> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
>> <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>> Date: 09/18/2012 08:10
>> Subject: Re: Why is not enabled TapButton of touchpad on Fedora by
>> default?
>> Sent by: devel-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Camilo Mesias <camilo at mesias.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > I always enable the feature but it is an ongoing annoyance that it is
>> > disabled at GDM, is there any way to force it to default to on for the
>> > whole system?
>> I have the following in /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/10-local-settings:
>> [org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/mouse]
>> active=true
>> [org/gnome/settings-daemon/peripherals/touchpad]
>> tap-to-click=true
>> You will need to run "dconf update" as root for the change to take effect.
>> Regards,
>> Florian
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> Any ideas on the equivalent for KDM?

Why not enable it in xorg itself - from memory you can look for a file
like /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf (or possibly in
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf or similar)

Then ensure that you have a section like:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"

When you boot you should have touchpad buttons available even at the
KDM greeter stage for login - (I guess same for GDM though I am a KDE
user only)

I have been doing this for several years with my laptops....

mike c

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