I have an HP dv6-3160 with a "soft" trackpad e.g. the buttons are part of it.
Ubuntu 12.10 works well with it apart from when I want to drag+drop. Because the mouse movement area includes the buttons if I'm holding down the left button I can mess everything up just by a twitch of my left finger (I can of course use tap-to-click and then move things but only up!).
What I'd like to do is be able to set a "dead zone" - just stop all mouse movement in the button area (I have enough space above).
Installed the synaptics package and tried using synclient and setting BottomEdge but no matter what (valid - if I set it too low it errors) value I set it to the mouse behaviour doesn't change.
Many thanks in advance.