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MacBook synaptics touchpad linux settings
posted on 2014-11-04 08:21:03

To get some proper settings for your macbook's trackpad after having installed a proper OS on it, try the following synaptics settings.

#!/bin/bash

## ENABLING FUNCTIONS
# all set to '0' previously
# tapping, two fingers = mouse2, three = mouse3 ... 
synclient TapButton1=1
synclient TapButton2=3
synclient TapButton3=2
# ... and palm detection...
synclient PalmDetect=1
# ... and horizontal scrolling
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1

## SETTING SENSITIVITIES AND SPEEDS
# '30' prior, less touch sensitivity
synclient FingerHigh=50
# '1.75' prior, faster
synclient MaxSpeed=2.25
# '235' prior`, faster
synclient VertScrollDelta=110

To make this work, place this into a script and make sure it will be ran during your login process. (.bashrc, .profile, whatever.) The other option is to put the settings directly into your synaptic config file.

My file in my system is located here:

[sjas@nb ~]$ find /usr/share/X11 -iname '*synaptic*'
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

And the changes are put in there, accordingly like the other options, i.e.

    Option "TapButton1" "1"
    Option "TapButton2" "3"
    Option "TapButton3" "2"

All this in the config section that actually references your Trackpad.

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