GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 602094
Touchpad: simultaneous two-finger and edge scrolling
Last modified: 2009-11-16 18:29:49 UTC
This is from launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/467258
OS: Ubuntu 9.10 64bit, updated from 9.04
I've just updated and discovered that one has to choose between two-finger and edge scrolling. This is quite a disappointment, since I've been using both extensively in Jaunty.
Someone created a corresponding brainstorm idea:
The gconf entry (desktop > gnome > peripherals > touchpad > scroll_method) seems to override anything like the following in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/touchpad.fdi
<merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">false</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>
Is there a way to bypass the gconf setting or make it stop overriding the fdi settings?
The preferred solution from brainstorm idea is:
Solution #1: Replace the radio buttons in Mouse preferences with checkboxes
Written by matthewp the 3 Oct 09 at 00:17.
Right now there are three radio buttons in the "Mouse" preferences menu:
1. No scrolling
3. Two-finger scrolling
These should be replaced with two checkboxes:
2. Two-finger scrolling
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 598820 ***