I want to do BOTH of the following things using my touchpad:

  1. Two finger scroll. I know how to enable it and it works pretty well.
  2. Click and resize. So on e.g. google docs or Libreoffice I can click on an object, then while holding down the clicker, resize the object.

The issue is that #2 activates the two finger scroll. Can I somehow disable two finger scroll if and only if my mouse button is held down?

I'm running 16.04. xinput output:

Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN Touchscreen                          id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ DELL0741:00 06CB:7E7E Touchpad            id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                     id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated_Webcam_HD: Integrate           id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Intel Virtual Button driver               id=15   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Intel HID events                          id=16   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                          id=17   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=18   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                     id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]


  • What is the output of xinput list
    – UnKNOWn
    Sep 18 '18 at 3:43
  • I'd recommend installing latest libinput (I'm assuming it wasn't yet default in 16.04), and then if it's still not working, report a bug.
    – Hi-Angel
    Sep 18 '18 at 5:23
  • i have tested on my Toshiba laptop it is working fine. i could click and hold the left button and resize the selected object. two finger scrolling is working fine on the plain area of touch pad.
    – UnKNOWn
    Sep 18 '18 at 11:28
  • @Thornkey when you press the left mouse button is it working same like just tapping?
    – UnKNOWn
    Sep 18 '18 at 11:49
  • hmm @PRATAP now that you mention it i can't seem to reproduce it on demand ;-; It happened again when i was screenshotting a PDF
    – Thornkey
    Sep 18 '18 at 12:02

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