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Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.04. By default 2-finger tap was set to right click and 3-finger tap (3FT) to middle click (button 3). 2-finger tap works fine when I set tap-action to x x x x 1 3 2 or x x x x 1 2 3, meaning that, it's not the middle click event that is being grabbed but the 3FT, before it even gets translated to an event defined by tap-action. Proof that 3FT is in fact detected is that whenever I 3FT inside an unmaximized window I get this: screenshot.

I followed instructions from the Ubuntu Forums but my system got really unstable for an unknown reason: from sporadic log-offs to frozen screens to tap-click not working at login. I reinstalled 11.10 because of it and now I'm posting this.

Any one can see through this problem?

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Could you please edit your question to clarify what the initial situation is/was, and what you now want instead of it? – Agmenor Jan 31 '12 at 1:31
could u please elaborate what do you mean by "initial situation". since this is a default feature you are dished out, after a fresh installation of 11.10. And i want it disabled/undone to enable 3FT to generate an event-which it, right now, is kept from doing – Bleeding Fingers Jan 31 '12 at 15:13
For example, could you create the equivalent of a table where we would see what 2FT and 3FT do by default and in another column what you want them to do? – Agmenor Jan 31 '12 at 16:55
the pic in my original post states the default i.e. 2FT=left-click and 3FT=middle-click and thats what i want it do. tap-action= 2 3 0 0 1 3 2 – Bleeding Fingers Jan 31 '12 at 18:24
So you reinstalled 11.10 and you want your computer to have the default gestures, but you don't have them anymore? Is that correct? I am not sure I get what "xxxx132" means. – Agmenor Jan 31 '12 at 19:16

I am not very sure if this will be helpful to you, but you can try to adapt the instructions of this question: Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad. I hope it helps.

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been there done that. the problem is much more abstruse – Bleeding Fingers Jan 31 '12 at 23:48

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