Bug 187412 - Synaptics usability terrible with Firefox
Synaptics usability terrible with Firefox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: synaptics (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
: 187616 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-03-30 14:37 EST by Eugenia Loli-Queru
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:42 EDT (History)
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Description Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-03-30 14:37:44 EST
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

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier    "Synaptics"
  Driver        "synaptics"
  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
override Synaptics.
Comment 1 Stefan Behrens 2006-04-04 03:15:47 EDT
*** Bug 187616 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Hideki Yoshida 2006-04-04 21:44:48 EDT
You can as well change 'mousewheel.horizscroll.*.action' preference of Firefox
from 2 to 0:
Comment 3 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-04-04 21:47:59 EDT
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
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:22:51 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:42:37 EDT
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