Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206489
touchpad defaults are bad, difficult to change
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:20:02 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):
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:
Browser goes forward/back in history
Mouse pointer moves
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