Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/Changing mousepad settings

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For some users, the default touch pad settings can be too sensitive. To adjust these settings, a utility called "gsynaptics" can be used. Complete the following steps to install and enable this utility:

  • From the "Application" menu, select Accessories -> Terminal
  • On the command line at the terminal, type the following:
sudo apt-get install gsynaptics
  • On the command line at the terminal, type the following:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Scan down through the open file and find the following line:
   Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
  • Insert a new line under that line, and type the following:
   Option        "SHMConfig"   "on"

The section should roughly look like the following:

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
       Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
       Driver          "synaptics"
       Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
       Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
       Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
       Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
EndSection
  • Save the file and exit
  • From the System -> Preferences menu, select "Touchpad" and adjust the settings
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