mouse gestures

Fulko Hew fhew3 at cogeco.ca
Sun Jan 15 00:49:53 UTC 2006


I recently upgraded my laptop from FC3 to FC4 and I've encountered
a few problems/changes from the previous version that annoy me, and
I'm hoping someone can shed some light.

For the record... I'm using KDE.

Problem #1

It seems as though 'mouse gestures' are permanently enabled.

a) When I use the touchpad to click on an item, say the menu,
   it will pop up, but as soon as I touch the mousepad again
   to move along the menu, it acts as though I clicked the
   menu button again, so the menu pops down.

b) Sometimes I might get so far as being able to click on the
   logout option.  The logout/shutdown window appears and the
   screen starts to darken the background, but as soon as I
   touch the mouse pad to move the pointer over to click on
   the 'logout' button, it aborts the logout request, and
   removes the window.

c) In Firefox, probably about 80% of the time, when I touch the
   touchpad to move the mouse 'up and to the left' (to get to a
   hyperlink), the browser acts as though I pushed the 'back' button.

d) Sometimes when I use the touchpad to move the curor 'up and left'
   in a "Konsole" window, then window acts (scrolls) as though I was
   dragging the scroll bar up.


All this sounds like 'mouse gestures' to me, so I went into
the KDE Control Centera "Konsole" window, then window acts (scrolls) as 
though I was
   dragging the scroll bar up.


All this sounds like 'mouse gestures' to me, so I went into
the KDE Control Center, and disabled 'gestures' in:

- accessibility,
- Input Actions
   - disable mouse gestures globaly,
   - in Actions->Konqueror gestures, I editied each entry and
     explicitly disable each and every one.

But nothing has stopped this behaviour.
Any ideas?

TIA
Fulko






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