Add more documentation for Touchpad configuration

Bug #450567 reported by U?? on 2009-10-13
This bug affects 1 person
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Connor Imes

Bug Description

Please document more touchpad options in the Hardware section of the docs for Lucid (see the newer version of gnome-mouse-preferences in Lucid for added functionality). Also suggest the gsynaptics package for more advanced configuration.


Original report:

how to set up touchpad settings so that eliminate irritating scrolling functionality of the middle button and add essential functionality to paste the text on the middle button click? instructions was not useful
System ->Prefferences ->Touchpad all scrolling (except the latest which always turned on automatically) turned off
in xorg.conf:
Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Synaptics"
 Driver "synaptics"
 Option "CorePointer"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/event3"
        Option "Protocol" "Explorer PS/2"
 Option "Buttons" "3"
 Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

(different configurations were tried, no effect)

have the latest version of Ubuntu(9.04) installed

Paste text works with an external mouse

thank you in advance for help
doesn't work with Fedora 10 as well (had no problems in Fedora8)
computer Fujitsu Lifebook C2330

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

U??, thank you for your report. The functionality you are looking for should be available in the gsynaptics package in Karmic, at least for scrolling configuration. What you are asking for has already been requested in bug 339686. The latest version of gnome-mouse-properties in Lucid (System->Preferences->Mouse) has options under the Touchpad tab to configure horizontal and vertical scrolling.

I will update this bug's description to request that we document these touchpad options in the Lucid system docs, as well as suggest gsynaptics for more advanced configuration. The wiki page you linked to already has this information available.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
description: updated
summary: - touchpad cannot be configured
+ Add more documentation for Touchpad configuration
Connor Imes (ckimes) on 2010-03-10
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Connor Imes (rocket2dmn)
status: New → In Progress
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

I've added mention of gsynaptics in the hardware section for laptops - there is room for adding detailed explanations if somebody wants to tackle that task later. Fix committed to Lucid dev branch, rev 480.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.2

ubuntu-docs (10.04.2) lucid; urgency=low

  * General:
    - Fixes to scripts/ (including LP: #482862)
    - Fix character encoding in contributors.xml (LP: #448618)
    - Updated version in browser-startpage html files, LP: #526320
    - Refresh pot files
  * Add-applications:
    - Updates for UI changes, Phil Bull
  * Config-desktop:
    - Added topic on changing window buttons from the left, Phil Bull
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of gsynaptics, Connor Imes, LP: #450567
  * Internet:
    - Refresh list of plugins supplied by ubuntu-restricted-extras, branch
      from Nathan Murray, LP: #504981
    - Updates to reflect that Ekiga no longer installed by default, Connor Imes,
      LP: #508572
    - Grammar fix from Alex Wardle, LP: #517776
    - Order adjustment for shares-admin usage, Alex Wardle, LP: #518119
    - Button name change for shares-admin app, Alex Wardle, LP: #518170
    - Use unlock icon in networking section, Alex Wardle, LP: #518117
    - Updated directions on changing text size and page zooming in firefox,
      Alison Rowland, LP: #512556
    - Fixed guilabel usage in modem section. Alex Wardle, LP: #521243
    - Updated button and tab names in Static Connections section,
      Alex Wardle, LP: #521508
    - Typo fix in adsl section. Alex Wardle, LP: #525349
    - Removed unused and empty basics.xml, LP: #525431
    - Minor wording update to directions for sharing folders via nautilus,
      Connor Imes, LP: #518175
    - Use 'NetworkManager' not 'Network Manager' for consistency, Connor Imes
      LP: #518107
    - Update to troubleshooting mobile devices, Connor Imes, LP: #453459
    - Adjusted description of NetworkManager applet icons, Connor Imes
      LP: #440826
    - Additions to VPN section of connecting guide, Alex Wardle, LP: #452647
    - Expanded on using config files for vpn connections, Connor Imes
    - Command line substitution for Services utility which is not in Karmic or
      Lucid, Connor Imes, LP: #518460
    - Structural and language changes + updates for UI changes, Phil Bull
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Added section for recording and editing video, Book 'em Dano, LP: #367569
  * Newtoubuntu:
    - Complete rewrite, Matthew East
  * Printing:
    - Simple Scan replaced xsane for scanning documents, Alex Wardle, LP: #546193
  * Serverguide:
    - Rename link to serverguide in advanced-topics.xml, Gilbert
      Mendoza, LP: #505708
    - Use distro-short-codename variable for vmbuilder documentation in
      serverguide rather than static version example, Connor Imes,. LP: #509653
    - Small fixes to security chapter, Connor Imes, LP: #510703
    - Small fixes from Nathan Handler, LP: #507624
    - Configuration change for OpenLDAP, Connor Imes, LP: #511090
    - Refresh of network-config section, Gilbert Mendoza, LP: #506800
    - Update manpage links to use distro-short-codename, Connor Imes
    - Changed OpenLDAP replication to use single Provider/Consumer configuration,
      Adam Sommer
    - Removed grub-password-security section - it does not apply to Grub2,
      Gilbert Mendoza, LP: #384148
    - Refere...


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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