I wanted to configure my Apple Magic Trackpad and came to a point where I realised there were button areas defined in the right top and bottom corner. I tried to disable these by the suggested synclient options RTCornerButton and RBCornerButton with no success.
Checking the system default files in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/
I noticed it should not be necessary to manually disable them for Apple products.
These are the trailing lines of /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf:
# This option disables software buttons on Apple touchpads. # This option is only interpreted by clickpads. Section "InputClass" Identifier "Disable clickpad buttons on Apple touchpads" MatchProduct "Apple|bcm5974" MatchDriver "synaptics" Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0" EndSection
Why are these button areas active?