After an evaluation, GNOME has moved from Bugzilla to GitLab. Learn more about GitLab.
No new issues can be reported in GNOME Bugzilla anymore.
To report an issue in a GNOME project, go to GNOME GitLab.
Do not go to GNOME Gitlab for: Bluefish, Doxygen, GnuCash, GStreamer, java-gnome, LDTP, NetworkManager, Tomboy.
Bug 602094 - Touchpad: simultaneous two-finger and edge scrolling
Touchpad: simultaneous two-finger and edge scrolling
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 598820
Product: gnome-control-center
Classification: Core
Component: Mouse
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: Control-Center Maintainers
Control-Center Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-16 13:53 UTC by Vassily Gavrilyak
Modified: 2009-11-16 18:29 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Vassily Gavrilyak 2009-11-16 13:53:45 UTC
This is from launchpad
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?
Comment 1 Vassily Gavrilyak 2009-11-16 13:55:01 UTC
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
2. Edge-scrolling
3. Two-finger scrolling

These should be replaced with two checkboxes:
1. Edge-scrolling
2. Two-finger scrolling
Comment 2 Jens Granseuer 2009-11-16 18:29:49 UTC
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 ***