Remapping Synaptics Touchpad

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at
Mon Feb 8 05:55:08 PST 2010

On Sunday 07 February 2010, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> one other option that I can think of is that you set the right edge setting
> in the synaptics driver to cover all of the touchpad. (i.e. right edge =
> left edge). though I haven't tried it myself, this way any motion should be
> converted to scroll. you will lose on horizontal scrolling though (well,
> you could set that accordingly with top/bottom too but the touchpad would
> stil be divided).
I've done this for years, and it works perfectly. There is a small warning in 
the log about not being able to set the entire area, so I think it removes a 
single pixel in width and height.

I've set the limit for both horizontal and vertical scrolling, making the 
touchpad a generic scrollpad.


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