I am on a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series running Zorin OS 12.2 (I know this forum is for Ubuntu, but it is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2, and I am pretty sure this issue will be the same on either OS).
I want to reverse the direction of two-finger scrolling. (So dragging two fingers down makes the scrollbar go down.) I looked at several questions already, including this one, but none helped me.
xinput list command (excluding keyboard info):
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ELAN Touchscreen id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ DLL0651:00 06CB:2985 id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
I know my touchpad is the third one with an id of 12.
10-amdgpu.conf 10-quirks.conf 11-evdev-quirks.conf 51-synaptics-quirks.conf 70-wacom.conf 10-evdev.conf 10-radeon.conf 11-evdev-trackpoint.conf 70-synaptics.conf
# Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the touchpad driver # to all touchpads. See xorg.conf.d(5) for more information on # InputClass. # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE, your distribution will likely overwrite # it when updating. Copy (and rename) this file into # /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d first. # Additional options may be added in the form of # Option "OptionName" "value" # Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad catchall" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" # This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be # enabled by default. See the following link for details: # http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-ignore-configuration-errors.html MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" EndSection Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad ignore duplicates" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchOS "Linux" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/mouse*" Option "Ignore" "on" EndSection # This option enables the bottom right corner to be a right button on clickpads # and the right and middle top areas to be right / middle buttons on clickpads # with a top button area. # This option is only interpreted by clickpads. Section "InputClass" Identifier "Default clickpad buttons" MatchDriver "synaptics" Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0" Option "SecondarySoftButtonAreas" "58% 0 0 15% 42% 58% 0 15%" EndSection # 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
Like I said, none of the solutions in the questions I looked at helped me. I believe this is because none of them dealt with synaptics drivers (which is what I'm using).
This is the package of the driver I am using:
I was able to achieve (almost) what I want using the
synclient command. Here's what I did:
When I ran
synclientI saw these two settings:
VertScrollDelta = -46and
HorizScrollDelta = -46
So I used these commands to change them from negative to positive:
synclient VertScrollDelta = 46; synclient HorizScrollDelta = 46
I have yet to reboot, so I don't know if these settings will be saved, but I will figure that out another time.
This reversed two-finger scroll works everywhere except in the menu. When I use the menu in the bottom-left corner, the scrolling is not changed.
I would like to make it so it will reverse even in the menu.
I had to add the commands to Startup Applications to get it to change after restart.
It also worked all of a sudden in the menu but not anywhere else. I do not know what caused it, but after another restart it is back to the same problem.