I have a Firefox plug-in called "All-in-One Gestures" I have a new Lenovo laptop with ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad and no mouse.

What I would like to achieve is the following: when I move three fingers over the touchpad, I would like to emulate mouse movement with right click pressed.


Try installing touchegg: https://code.google.com/p/touchegg/wiki/Downloads?tm=2

It's not maintained, but it's worth a try.

  • Good options, though i'm already tried it. My problem with touchegg was that in order to propely operate i had to disable vertical scrolling and use touchegg for that as well, but that way vertical scrolling is a gesture and i had some issue with the sensitivity. I even tried to set up ginn which seems more promising for me but no luck with it yet. – bonyiii Jul 13 '14 at 12:13
  • :) ok will suggest something else... Thanks for the feedback – lolzies Jul 14 '14 at 6:28
  • @bonyiii - Honestly, Ubuntu doesn't have the best touchpad options while F20 KDE is the best. fclose.com/wp/files/2012/06/kde-tapping-touchpad-left-click.png wish we had something with ubuntu – lolzies Jul 14 '14 at 6:30
  • This still works as of Ubuntu 18.10. touchegg is available in the repos now, so installing is simply sudo apt install touchegg. The code is here, and there has been some work after 2014. – tanius May 2 at 23:47

You should install the Synaptics touchpad from the software centre. It give you a lot of options graphically for configuring your touchpad.

Also you could check this out: How can I setup my touchpad multi-finger tapping functionality?

and the oficial Synaptics documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad

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    Thank you for your reply, i'm using kde and there is an excellent graphical tool /usr/bin/kcmshell4 kcm_touchpad but that is not supporting this kind of so called advanced scenario. – bonyiii Jul 8 '14 at 8:23

Reinstall the Touchpad driver:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Then reboot.

  • What will it be good for? – bonyiii Jul 14 '14 at 13:52
  • @bonyiii sorry i couldnt get – user308564 Jul 14 '14 at 13:56
  • Sorry, maybe i wasn't specific enough. How will the command you mentioned help me to set up holding the right click emulation with touchpad? – bonyiii Jul 14 '14 at 14:00

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