After installing, I initially assumed that right-clicking just wasn't a feature. I've been trying to separate myself from what I'm accustomed to in Windows, so I didn't think much of it. I've since read that right-clicking is definitely something other people are able to do.
However, right-clicks, in any context, are behaving as left-clicks. I'm using the touch-pad on an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. Did something go wrong with my installation? Maybe a driver issue? I've tried quite a few Google searches on the issue, and I haven't come up with any results relating to a complete loss of right-mouse functionality.
I have read that Shift+F10 is the default keyboard shortcut for right-clicking. However, I am finding that it has no noticeable effect whatsoever when used.
I've checked System Settings, and I don't see anything that allows for toggling the right touch-pad button on or off. Lacking experience with the system, I don't really know where to look next.
My questions then, would be:
- Am I crazy, or does 12.04 normally have a right-click function that brings up a menu pane?
- Is this a problem that anyone has heard of or encountered previously?
- If so, how has it been resolved in the past?
- My buttons are indeed part of a click-pad.
I checked some of the "related" links that showed up with the page. I checked
synclient -l and found that quite a few parameters were questionably set at 0.
RightButtonAreaLeft = 0 RightButtonAreaRight = 0 RightButtonAreaTop = 0 RightButtonAreaBottom = 0
The same goes for the MiddleButtonX parameters, but I'm not concerned about those.
ClickPad = 1
All of the AreaXEdge parameters = 0 At the top of the list, these four parameters stand out:
LeftEdge = 1766 RightEdge = 5378 TopEdge = 1627 BottomEdge = 4331
I haven't tried to adjust these before. I imagine that it could easily vary a great deal between click-pad models, but does anyone know which of the above parameters I actually want to adjust, and to what values?