I mostly use kde, and I've loved it but I recently tried an hp laptop with all the synaptics suite and I played with it a bit and tried the mouse momentum feature, where the cursor continues after releasing the trackpad. I'm hooked, I want that feature in kde if it means PAYING for it, I seriously found it to be such an aesthetically pleasing feature that there is no way I want to just deal with not having it. Can someone either tell me how I can get the same thing natively or how to port/hack-onto-my-system synaptic configure tool/whatever?
If you have a Synaptics touchpad, the relevant settings are
CoastingFriction. My settings are:
# synclient -l ... CoastingSpeed = 20 CoastingFriction = 50
Try it out with
synclient CoastingSpeed=20 CoastingFriction=50
Adjust the values till you find it comfortable. Look at How do I make my synclient settings stick? for instructions on making the seetings permanent.