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Hi, I need some help with my touchpad arrow movement. It has a gliding issue. The problem is when I use the touchpad and move the arrow cursor, it moves ...
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    Question problem with touchpad


    Hi,

    I need some help with my touchpad arrow movement. It has a gliding issue. The problem is when I use the touchpad and move the arrow cursor, it moves but at the same time it's slow and it looks like it's gliding. What can I do to fix this? I've been told to edit with synclient but there are so many options and I have absolutely no knowledge of it. Here are my settings:

    xorg
    Code:
    Section "Input Device"
        Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver	"synaptics"
        Option	"SHMConfig" "true"
        #shmconfig enables synclient on-the-fly
        Option	"TapButton1" "1"
        Option	"TapButton2" "2"
        Option	"TapButton3" "3"
        Option	"PalmDetect" "1"
        Option	"VertEdgeScroll" "1"
        Option	"HorizEdgeScroll" "1"
    EndSection
    synclient -l
    Code:
        LeftEdge                = 1766
        RightEdge               = 5392
        TopEdge                 = 1644
        BottomEdge              = 4550
        FingerLow               = 24
        FingerHigh              = 29
        FingerPress             = 255
        MaxTapTime              = 180
        MaxTapMove              = 237
        MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
        SingleTapTimeout        = 180
        ClickTime               = 100
        FastTaps                = 0
        EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75
        EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 280
        EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 6
        VertScrollDelta         = 108
        HorizScrollDelta        = 108
        VertEdgeScroll          = 1
        HorizEdgeScroll         = 1
        CornerCoasting          = 0
        VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
        HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0
        MinSpeed                = 1
        MaxSpeed                = 1.75
        AccelFactor             = 0.037037
        TrackstickSpeed         = 40
        EdgeMotionMinZ          = 29
        EdgeMotionMaxZ          = 159
        EdgeMotionMinSpeed      = 1
        EdgeMotionMaxSpeed      = 432
        EdgeMotionUseAlways     = 0
        TouchpadOff             = 0
        LockedDrags             = 0
        LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
        RTCornerButton          = 0
        RBCornerButton          = 0
        LTCornerButton          = 0
        LBCornerButton          = 0
        TapButton1              = 1
        TapButton2              = 2
        TapButton3              = 3
        ClickFinger1            = 1
        ClickFinger2            = 1
        ClickFinger3            = 1
        CircularScrolling       = 0
        CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
        CircScrollTrigger       = 0
        CircularPad             = 0
        PalmDetect              = 1
        PalmMinWidth            = 9
        PalmMinZ                = 199
        CoastingSpeed           = 20
        CoastingFriction        = 50
        PressureMotionMinZ      = 29
        PressureMotionMaxZ      = 159
        PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
        PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
        GrabEventDevice         = 1
        TapAndDragGesture       = 1
        AreaLeftEdge            = 0
        AreaRightEdge           = 0
        AreaTopEdge             = 0
        AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    What options do I need to tweak?

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    Sorry for double posting, but I couldn't find the edit button.

    I just want to ask if someone/anyone who could post their own config so I can maybe mess around with to fix this issue. Ty.

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    I just hate posting links to other forums but I think this might help you out some.
    [ubuntu] Howto: Configuring Touchpad - Ubuntu Forums
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    Hmm, thanks for the link. I tried to use the options they mentioned with synclient and xorg but the problem is still there. My synaptic driver is loaded and working as far as I know. I think it's a problem with the configuration. I think I'm just going to save a backup of the default config and mess around with all the options and see where it goes. It's not a very very big issue, I just find it annoying whenever I drag the arrow cursor to click on a link and find that the arrow cursor moves a few micro-meters away from the link that I'm trying to click on. By the way, this doesn't happen while on an external mouse.

    If I can't figure out the problem, I'll just have to settle with it

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