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I know that you can set the touch pad to scroll on the right side, but is it possible to scroll left and right? I mean, when there are websites that require side scrolling, is it possible to swipe on the top or bottom of the touch pad?

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Yes. Open Systems settings then click "Mouse and Touchpad"

Open the touchpad tab and then enable both "two finger scrolling" and "horizontal scrolling"

I actually disabled this feature after trying it for a while because I found it annoying if the screen scrolled horizontally when all I wanted was a vertical scroll.

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Thank you! I must have just missed that option earlier. –  Evan Pak Oct 28 '12 at 1:30

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