Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu.

I wonder if it's possible to enable two fingers and edge scrolling, both??? I think I had this on Xubuntu. BTW, I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome 3 installed.


By now I must say I got used to these ubuntu limitations. I just use two finger scrolling. But when I followed the link shantanu provided, the long gone desire was back! And I successfully set it up. I describe how so it will be all at one place.

First create a sh with the needed command:

echo "synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 VertTwoFingerScroll=1" > /home/user/touchpad_settings_upd.sh

Set it as executable:

sudo chmod +x /home/user/touchpad_settings_upd.sh

Tell ubuntu to run this file every time GUI starts:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.input-devices hotplug-command "/home/user/touchpad_settings_upd.sh"

Works nice, so I think I'll stick with this from now...


I suppose the best way to do this is by using dconf-editor:

  • Open Terminal
  • Type in dconf-editor and hit Enter
  • Now go to org>gnome>settings-daemon>peripherals>touchpad and try scroll-method

Here's a screenshot of dconf-editor:

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New / Ubuntu / GUI Way

  1. Click the Cog (session menu) on top right corner

  2. Click the menu item System Settings...

  3. Click Mouse & Touchpad icon in Hardware section

  4. Click / Disable Two finger scroll, which instantly result in enabling Edge scrolling instead

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