Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187412
Synaptics usability terrible with Firefox
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:42:39 EDT
FC5's default touchpad functionality is terrible. Firefox would move pages Back
and Forward in History just by touching the lower bottom of the touchpad. This
is extremely annoying. Please change this default behavior.
I disabled it by replacing the Synaptics section on /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
# the three numbers below are touchpad model-specific
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
#this below is what disables the bad usability
Option "BottomEdge" "10000"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
# set MaxTapTime to "0" to disable tap-to-click
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.06"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.12"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Also, it would be nice if you could add a GUI to Gnome's mouse pref panel to
*** Bug 187616 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
You can as well change 'mousewheel.horizscroll.*.action' preference of Firefox
from 2 to 0:
Hopefully Red Hat won't change Firefox but they fix the real problem (synaptics'
default configuration) which seems to be interfering with other apps too. There
should have been a front-end to Synaptics in the Gnome mouse PrefPanel ages ago
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