How to enable touchpad click

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== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
Fedora tries to make various desktop environments available to its users. Since Fedora tries to [[Staying_close_to_upstream_projects|stay as close to upstream]] as possible, we follow the various defaults selected by the desktop environment upstreams. Generally, this entails a disabled touchpad click by default. This wiki page tries to compile the different methods that can be used to enable "tapping" on various desktop environments.
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Fedora tries to make various desktop environments available to its users. Since Fedora tries to [[Staying_close_to_upstream_projects|stay as close to upstream]] as possible, we follow the various defaults selected by the desktop environment upstreams. Generally, this entails a disabled touchpad click by default. This wiki page tries to compile the different methods that can be used to enable "tapping" on various desktop environments.  
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'''Please note that this is only a resource to aid our users. For discussions on this setting, please talk to the relevant DE upstream. Fedora does not intend to make any changes to upstream defaults.'''
  
 
== Desktop configurations ==
 
== Desktop configurations ==
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This wiki page has more information about [[Input_device_configuration|Input Device configuration]]. An example xorg.conf.d snippet to enable tapping is given [[Input_device_configuration#Example:_Tap-to-click|here]].
  
 
=== GNOME ===
 
=== GNOME ===
The "mouse and touchpad" utility can be used to enable tapping and set scrolling options in GNOME.
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The "'''mouse and touchpad'''" utility can be used to enable tapping and set scrolling options in GNOME.
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[http://library.gnome.org/users/gnome-help/stable/mouse-touchpad-click.html.en Official GNOME documentation]
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=== KDE Plasma Workspaces ===
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# enter KDE System Settings
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# choose Hardware / Input Devices / Touchpad (If it's not there, install kcm_touchpad first, then restart System Settings. It's installed by default.)
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# select the Tapping tab
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# check the "Enable tapping" checkbox
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# set some tapping actions under "Buttons" below, the default is to do nothing
  
=== KDE ===
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Alternatively, the systemwide method described under [[#Other_window_managers|Other window managers]] can also be used.
  
 
=== LXDE ===
 
=== LXDE ===
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####################################
 
####################################
## Two lines that you need to add ##
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## The lines that you need to add ##
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# Enable left mouse button by tapping
 
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
 
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
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# Enable vertical scrolling
 
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
 
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
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# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
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Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
 
####################################
 
####################################
  
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For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:
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<pre>man xorg.conf</pre>
  
 
=== XFCE ===
 
=== XFCE ===
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Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
 
Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
 
 
<pre>cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf</pre>
 
<pre>cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf</pre>
  
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####################################
 
####################################
## Two lines that you need to add ##
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## The lines that you need to add ##
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# Enable left mouse button by tapping
 
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
 
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
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# Enable vertical scrolling
 
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
 
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
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# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
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Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
 
####################################
 
####################################
  
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EndSection
 
EndSection
 
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</pre>
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For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:
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<pre>man xorg.conf</pre>
  
 
=== MATE ===
 
=== MATE ===
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=== Other window managers ===
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Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
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<pre>cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf</pre>
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Then, in your favourite text editor, modify this file as such:
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Section  "InputClass"
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Identifier  "touchpad catchall"
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Driver  "synaptics"
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MatchIsTouchpad  "on"
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####################################
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## The lines that you need to add ##
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# Enable left mouse button by tapping
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Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
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# Enable vertical scrolling
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Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
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# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
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Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
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####################################
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MatchDevicePath  "/dev/input/event*"
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EndSection
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</pre>
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For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:
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<pre>man xorg.conf</pre>

Revision as of 23:19, 23 September 2012

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Page maintainer
This page is maintained by Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD". Please update relevant sections if you can, or contact the maintainer with up to date information. For troubleshooting, please read this page

Contents

Scope

Fedora tries to make various desktop environments available to its users. Since Fedora tries to stay as close to upstream as possible, we follow the various defaults selected by the desktop environment upstreams. Generally, this entails a disabled touchpad click by default. This wiki page tries to compile the different methods that can be used to enable "tapping" on various desktop environments.

Please note that this is only a resource to aid our users. For discussions on this setting, please talk to the relevant DE upstream. Fedora does not intend to make any changes to upstream defaults.

Desktop configurations

This wiki page has more information about Input Device configuration. An example xorg.conf.d snippet to enable tapping is given here.

GNOME

The "mouse and touchpad" utility can be used to enable tapping and set scrolling options in GNOME.

Official GNOME documentation

KDE Plasma Workspaces

  1. enter KDE System Settings
  2. choose Hardware / Input Devices / Touchpad (If it's not there, install kcm_touchpad first, then restart System Settings. It's installed by default.)
  3. select the Tapping tab
  4. check the "Enable tapping" checkbox
  5. set some tapping actions under "Buttons" below, the default is to do nothing

Alternatively, the systemwide method described under Other window managers can also be used.

LXDE

Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Then, in your favourite text editor, modify this file as such:

Section  "InputClass"
Identifier  "touchpad catchall"
Driver  "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad  "on"

####################################
## The lines that you need to add ##
# Enable left mouse button by tapping
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
# Enable vertical scrolling
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
####################################

MatchDevicePath  "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection

For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:

man xorg.conf

XFCE

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XFCE 4.10 in Fedora 18
XFCE in Fedora 18 will be version 4.10 which will have a utility similar to GNOME

For Fedora <= 17, and therefore XFCE <= 4.8:

Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Then, in your favourite text editor, modify this file as such:

Section  "InputClass"
Identifier  "touchpad catchall"
Driver  "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad  "on"

####################################
## The lines that you need to add ##
# Enable left mouse button by tapping
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
# Enable vertical scrolling
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
####################################

MatchDevicePath  "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection

For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:

man xorg.conf

MATE

Other window managers

Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Then, in your favourite text editor, modify this file as such:

Section  "InputClass"
Identifier  "touchpad catchall"
Driver  "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad  "on"

####################################
## The lines that you need to add ##
# Enable left mouse button by tapping
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
# Enable vertical scrolling
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
####################################

MatchDevicePath  "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection

For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:

man xorg.conf