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Fedora 23 touchpad scroll too sensitive / no deadzone

asked 2016-04-23 02:39:59 -0500

buhmen gravatar image

So I'm using Fedora 23 with Gnome and on my UX32A laptop touchpad scroll is way too sensitive. I can't stop scrolling on correct spot when e.g reading .pdf but instead miss the target by a half page because it takes even the smallest touch as a big change. I checked control panel of Gnome but there was only mouse cursor sensitivity. How would I reduce scroll speed and/or add small dead-zone to it so that small movement won't cause scrolling?

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answered 2016-06-25 09:22:30 -0500

Unfortunately, that's no longer an option in Fedora 24. Removing the libinput driver results in a dead touchpad on my System76 laptop. Forcibly using the synaptics driver, via /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf completely removes the touchpad & mouse settings section in the 'All Settings' GUI and the cursor is way too fast to be usable. Perhaps adding additional config settings to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf would help. But I've given up, having invested too much time in what would be a hacked, unsupported workaround.

My workaround is to use a mouse with Fedora 24, when practical to do so. Otherwise I'm booting into Ubuntu GNOME. A real shame, IMHO.

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answered 2016-04-24 13:32:51 -0500

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Well answering to myself. Workaround was to remove xorg-x11-drv-libinput so that it uses synaptic again. Seems that libinput caused the imprecision for me.

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I'd rather report a bug against libinput, because libinput will be default some time soon.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2016-04-24 17:14:59 -0500 )edit

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