An update to the Synaptics touchpad driver for Linux was released recently. For some reason, auto scroll was enabled by default for me after the update. Auto scroll allows the touchpad to scroll of it’s own accord which might suit some but for me it was bit of an inconvenience.
To disable auto scoll, the following line had to be added to the synaptics configuration file (normally located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf):
Option "CoastingSpeed" "0"
That should be entered before the