Touchpad: simultaneous two-finger and edge scrolling

Bug #467258 reported by Donjan Rodic
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Settings Daemon
Won't Fix
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

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?

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Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at I have classified this bug as a bug in gnome-control-center.

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affects: ubuntu → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Vassily Gavrilyak (gavrilyak) wrote :

I created the bug in gnome bugzilla

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Martin Mai (mrkanister-deactivatedaccount-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Reassigning to the right package.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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Dana Goyette (danagoyette) wrote :

Another use case for having both: I have both a built-in, single-finger-except-with-special-windows-driver* touchpad, and a Magic Trackpad. So I get either edge scrolling on both, or 2-finger on the latter and no scrolling at all on the former.


Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
status: New → Invalid
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