laptop touchpad causing browser 'Back'??

J. Epperson epperson at
Mon Dec 13 14:41:26 UTC 2004

Reminds me of something Marcus Ranum said back in the dawn of time:
"If the makers of X-Window had designed an automobile, there'd be no 
fewer than four steering wheels cleverly hidden about the cockpit, none 
of which operated on the same principles.  But you'd be able to shift 
gears using the stereo.  Useful feature, that."

Wayne Leutwyler wrote:

> Stephen Walton wrote:
>> On Sat, 2004-12-11 at 15:33 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>>> But the real issue is that in FC3, the full-featured synaptics touchpad
>>> driver is included in the distro and the touchpad is detected at install
>>> time.
>> I know about synaptics;  I installed it manually at FC2.  But my real
>> question is, what feature of Firefox causes it to go back pages when one
>> accidentally touches a particular part of the touchpad, and which part
>> of the touchpad is involved?
> Here is what I have found. If the pointer is on the web page and I tap 
> lower right corner and slide to the upper left corner I will go back one 
> page. I have not been able to make it go forward yet, but I am still 
> looking. I will set MaxTapTime to 0 and see if continues to act the same 
> way.

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