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How to enable touchpad click and drag

asked 2014-07-13 09:03:21 +0000

Krist gravatar image

I've installed Fedora 20 on a 2009 Macbook Pro 17". I've got most things working now, but I still looking on how to tweak the touch pad.

Currently I have tap to click. double tap to right click, and two finger scrolling working. What I would like to do however is also do click and drag.

On Mac OSX this used to be "double tap and hold", ie, you would tap twice, but hold on the second tap. Then you could drag whatever you've tapped on around. More recently apple change this to using three fingers to drag windows and icons around.

Is there a way to confiture this on fedora 20? I'm using the default desktop at the moment.

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answered 2014-07-15 06:12:27 +0000

Krist gravatar image

As it turns out "click and drag" works. Just double tap, but keep the finger down on the second tap, then move it. Just like it used to be in MacOSX before they went for three finger drag. I must have just missed it.

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Please mark as correct answer (click the gray tick thing).

hello ( 2014-07-16 07:53:50 +0000 )edit

Can't do this yet unfortunately...

Krist ( 2014-07-16 14:14:45 +0000 )edit

ok... try installing KDE and use the touchpad conf there.

hello ( 2014-07-17 06:01:04 +0000 )edit

It works for me

hello ( 2014-07-17 06:01:22 +0000 )edit

I meant to say that I can't do what you asked (yet); ie. mark my answer as the correct answer. Don't have enough points yet...

Krist ( 2014-07-17 07:27:33 +0000 )edit

answered 2014-07-13 12:07:55 +0000

Ervin gravatar image

Hello Krist, I just checked into the settings of Gnome and it seems to me that this is not possible unfortunately. In order to enable that there must be some very deep system tweaks done or maybe downright programming. It is a feature that Fedora does not seem to have.

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Yes, I found the settings, and it is how I managed to enable two finger scroll. I'll have a look at synaptics.

Krist ( 2014-07-14 12:12:40 +0000 )edit

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Asked: 2014-07-13 09:03:21 +0000

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