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i'm running FC3 and i have a SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad. When i'm surfing the web in FireFox and put my finger at the bottom of the mouse pad and move ...
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    Surfing The Web and Touchpad Problem...


    i'm running FC3 and i have a SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad. When i'm surfing the web in FireFox and put my finger at the bottom of the mouse pad and move left or right it is the same as using the back or forward button. But it doesn't just move me one page forward, it moves me six or seven pages. Is there any way to turn this off? i looked in the Configuration Editor but didn't see anything regarding this.

    Thanks in advance

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    ksynaptics

    Try installing a package called "ksynaptics"
    It gives you a gui for controling your synaptics touchpad.
    When installed you can configure it in the kde controle panel under pripherials.
    I had the same problem and with that program configured all the functions.
    Only the tapping function is one thing i can't get to work when i tap it actualy double taps (want it to tap only ones)
    So if you got that to work please let me no.

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    If you look at your xorg.conf you will see a section for your touchpad like this -
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "synaptics"
      Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
      Option       "AccelFactor" "0.04"
      Option       "BottomEdge" "650"
      Option       "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
      Option       "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
      Option       "CircularScrolling" "1"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
      Option       "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
      Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
      Option       "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
      Option       "FingerHigh" "15"
      Option       "FingerLow" "14"
      Option       "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
      Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
      Option       "LeftEdge" "120"
      Option       "MaxSpeed" "0.5"
      Option       "MaxTapMove" "110"
      Option       "MaxTapTime" "180"
      Option       "MinSpeed" "0.2"
      Option       "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
      Option       "Protocol" "auto-dev"
      Option       "RightEdge" "830"
      Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
      Option       "TopEdge" "120"
      Option       "UpDownScrolling" "1"
      Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
      Option       "VertScrollDelta" "20"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    If you want to do this the brute way you can take out the sections for scrolling.I believe those settings for page back/forward are either in firefox or within KHotKeys if you are using KDE.

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    Oooo, thank you. i would always rather do configure things through the scripts. The settings are always more concrete that way.

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