HP Envy Touchpad button problems

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Mon Nov 17 14:11:46 UTC 2014

Hi Gary
i own an HP EliteBook with similar touchpad as you describe. I followed 
the instructions in
but was only partially happy, to say the least:

1. single tap as click left mouse button works practically always
2. two finder scroll works always
3. two finder tap as click right mouse button works  about 50%
4. three finder tap as click middle button works practically never.


On 2014-11-17 12:31, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> Onwards and upwards. I'm going for a micro USB WIFI adaptor to fix my wireless
> problem so I'm now moving onto my touchpad.
> The problem I have is that unlike traditional touch pads the left and right
> mouse buttons on this laptop are part of the touch pad itself. The problem
> I'm experiencing here is that when I press the lower left or lower right
> corner to activate the mouse buttons the mouse pointer also moves.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> One option for the left button is a single tap of the pad.  This laptop is
> (unfortunately) Win8 dual boot.  In Win8, if I tap the middle of the touch
> pad, it acts like a left button click. Is there any way to do the same in
> Linux - I'm using F20 with KDE.
> Also, on the DELL I had the following script which turned on 3-button
> emulation.
> Anyone got any suggestions how I could do this better on the HP?
> #!/bin/bash
> X='/usr/bin/xinput'
> for F in `$X list|grep Logitech|cut -d = -f 2|cut -c1-3` ; do
>    $X set-prop $F "Evdev Middle Button Emulation" 1
> done
> Gary

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