Bug 206489 - touchpad defaults are bad, difficult to change
touchpad defaults are bad, difficult to change
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: synaptics (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2006-09-14 13:48 EDT by thepiratekings
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:20 EDT (History)
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Description thepiratekings 2006-09-14 13:48:01 EDT
Description of problem:
The corners of my touchpad caused my browser to go back/forward in the browser
history with a default install of fc5.  This is totally unexpected (not to
mention unwanted) behavior from a touchpad.

To disable it I first attempted to follow the suggestion in the synaptics
webpage to add Option "RBCornerButton" "0" (and similar lines for the 3 other
corners) to my xorg.conf, but this did not solve the problem.

I was able to workaround it by adding Option "TouchPadOff" "2" to my xorg.conf
file, and could find no other way to do it.  Fixing the documentation would be a
good start; adding a gui to manage synaptics options would be better.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
install fc5 on a laptop with a touchpad.  Open a web browser, browse to at least
2 different pages, then touch the bottom corners of the touchpad.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Browser goes forward/back in history

Expected results:
Mouse pointer moves

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:43:19 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:20:00 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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