Recently, I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. First, I found problem in edge scrolling. After surfing in net about the problem I came to know that Ubuntu 13.10 has default two-finger scroll option enabled in Mouse and Touchpad setting. After unchecking two-finger scroll edge scrolling was enabled.

In windows, I have used both feature. How can I use both two finger scrolling and edge scrolling in Ubuntu 13.10 permanently so that the setting won't reset even after I restart, shutdown or suspend my laptop?

  • @user212656 Actually, there is a "proper answer" on that question; it has 6 upvotes and is the accepted answer. Have you tried it?
    – Richard
    Nov 8, 2013 at 13:12
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    @searchfgold6789 Yes, I have first searched for solution and then only I posted this. I viewed this link I found yesterday only permanent solution was provided.
    – Habi
    Nov 10, 2013 at 13:54
  • go to dconf-editor and find the settings daemon. you can find the touchpad in the peripherals dialog.
    – Sameer
    Mar 10, 2014 at 15:00

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According with this answer, you can enable both two finger scrolling and edge scrolling using the following commands in terminal:

synclient VertEdgeScroll=1
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1

The problem is that these commands are not persistent after a system restart. To prevent this, let's put them to run at start up.

First, make a new small bash script called scrolling with the following code inside:


synclient VertEdgeScroll=1
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1

Save it in your ~/bin directory, and don't forget to make it executable using the following command in terminal:

chmod +x ~/bin/scrolling

Second, search for Startup Applications in Dash, and open it:

startup applications

Then add the script scrolling to run at startup:

startup applications

  • how to enable natural scrolling for two finger scrolling only.
    – Habi
    Nov 8, 2013 at 16:30
  • @Habi Well, go to System Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad and you will find those options there. Nov 8, 2013 at 17:42
  • checking natural scrolling option there enables natural scrolling for both types of scrolling. I want only and only two-finger scrolling to be "natural scrolling" enabled and edge scrolling to be "natural scrolling" disabled.
    – Habi
    Nov 8, 2013 at 17:49
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    it would be a little easier if you put that commmand (synclient [option]) on your $HOME/.profile, it wil run on every login
    – auraham
    Sep 22, 2014 at 6:04
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    This only works if you have a touchpad made by Synaptics.
    – HackToHell
    Jan 18, 2015 at 12:23

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