Disabling auto-scroll on Synaptics touchpad driver

Posted: April 21, 2012    Author:     Category:  Linux

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 EndSection line.


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  1. I noted the trackpad issue in lrbraiy, the first time in a month when I didnt use a wireless mouse with One. I thought the whole system had jammed and run the recovery mode, with no result. Now it works again with the mouse allright.I seldom use the trackpad, but if you find a fix I’m certainly interested.

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