Always wanted this feature but it never works in ubuntu. Is there any hack/mod to get it to work? My laptop is an Acer 5532, and my touchpad is from Synaptics. The latest drivers from Synaptics made two-finger scolling possible with Windos 7, so I'm guessing there's some way to work in Ubuntu/Linux.

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    What is the model of your touchpad? Or, at least, the model of your laptop? – Sergey Nov 4 '11 at 6:37

So I guess you enabled the two finger scrolling as described in my first answer. As you cannot post the results of synclient -l try the following:

Open start up applications and add a new application and write the following command into the command line

xterm -e synclient "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=10"

this will change the most probably too high value in synclient.

  • welcome, I also like two finger scrolling. Look also for easystroke to widen the capabilities of your touchpad. I use it especially for navigating inside the browser, close apps and send my computer to sleep. – dago Nov 9 '11 at 23:04
  • I tried it and found it to be very useful. THanks a lot. You've really helped me and probably many other users. – rockr101 Nov 10 '11 at 14:00

Did you try to change the settings of the mouse in the control center?

mouse settings

If it still does not work, run synclient -l in the terminal and provide us the results.

  • How do I post the info here. Text box won't allow me to post all the info. – rockr101 Nov 4 '11 at 19:23
  • Link to a pastebin URL. – cweiske Feb 29 '12 at 6:31

Touchpads explicitely need to support multi finger gestures. If you do not have such a touchpad, you are out of luck.

That's all to say without more information about your touchpad.

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