In Windows 7 (which was included on my laptop), I could use the right side of the touchpad to scroll vertically, and the bottom edge to scroll horizontally. In Ubuntu, this doesn't work and I see no setting to enable it. Is it even supported? I miss this feature. I just removed Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.04 beta.

Sony Vaio VGN-NW220F

  • Yep, I tried that first thing ofc. But I dont think that ubuntu found the touchpad, think its installed as a ps2 mouse. So how do I install drivers for the touchpad. sony vaio VGN-FW21E Ubuntu 12.04
    – user143241
    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:33

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Search for "Mouse and Touchpad" in the menu, there you will find touchpad settings there, and you can set horizontal as well as vertical scrolling.


On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS , search for "Pointing Devices " in ubuntu software centre , install it and scrolling works perfectly for ALPS touchpads !!

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