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I've recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and I realize now that I have lost the ability to simulate a middle-click by using my touchpad with three fingers.

My laptop is a recent Sony VAIO VPCSE (I don't have the precise reference right here).

Is there something to do for me to regain this feature?

Thanks in advance.

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I have solved this issue by setting the following configuration values (initial values were 0):

synclient ClickFinger3=2
synclient TapButton3=2

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But of course, the changes are not permanent so I had to make a script. You cannot put it in the standard xorg configuration files, because these are parameters Gnome currently overwrites... See this bug. – Eusebius Sep 12 '12 at 14:08
Even with a script launched at startup and via a crontab, Gnome regularly overwrites this settings... – Eusebius Sep 25 '12 at 9:54

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