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Submitted:  Oct 7 2009
Updated:  Jan 12 2010


Synaptics driver based touchpads kcontrol module.

This is configuration control panel module for synaptics-driven touchpads.
Based on ksynaptics by Stefan Kombrink (qsynaptics.sourceforge.net). Thank you Stefan.

Since version 0.2.0 doesn't require libsynaptics, but is Xinput-based.

Tested on:
Kubuntu 9.04

Fork me on github:


2010-01-12 (0.3.1) Michał Żarłok:
* fixed setting of sensitivity parameters (patch by Andrey Borzenkov)
* added german translation (by Volker Härtel)
* fixed settings of coasting speed on startup (patch by Andrey Borzenkov)

2009-10-30 (0.3.0) Michał Żarłok:
* fixed and matured translations support (patches by Jonathan Thomas)
* added dutch translation
* fixed storing and loading CoastingSpeed state on startup (patch by Andrey Borzenkov)
* fixed crash when there is no "synaptics" touchpad
* added name of the touchpad

2009-10-22 (0.2.95) Michał Żarłok:
* added preliminary translation support
* corrected tooltip
* fixed potential memory leak
* added new option "Max Tap Move"
* some improvements in loading values at kde start
* add "Sensitivity" option
* fix initializing of boolean properties (patch by Andrey Borzenkov)
* fix storing CoastingSpeed configuration (patch by Andrey Borzenkov)
* fix tooltip for "Enable Coasting"
* add "Corner Coasting" option

2009-10-17 (0.2.1) Michał Żarłok:
* added missing file "synaptics-properties.h"
* disabled "touch sensitivity" option
* added license notes to files
* added AUTHORS and LICENSE files
* updated README file

2009-10-15 (0.2.0) Michał Żarłok:

* switch from SHM to Xinput
* added some tooltips
* add "click time" option

2009-10-07 (0.1.0) Michał Żarłok:

* initial version

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 Configuration screenshot

 by mirzaD on: Feb 10 2010
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can someone please post a screenshot of touchpad tapping configuration.

i have trouble configuring my tapping times, and can't get double tap (for moving windows, like press and hold) to work fine.

here is my configuration screenshot:

this may be stupid question but i have tried so many things to get it to work without success.

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 Compile wuth debug capabilitie

 by EagleScreen on: Feb 17 2010
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Please tell me some tip to compile kcm-touchpad with full debug capabilities to get a good backtrace from a crash.

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 Smart mode?

 by OdinEidolon on: Mar 4 2010
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Hi, I can not check the "Smart Mode" option, why?

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 Re: Smart mode?

 by arvidjaar on: Mar 4 2010
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Current GIT version supports Smart Mode using syndaemon (which is normally part of X11 synaptics driver). It is up to author to release new version though :)

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 Re: Re: Smart mode?

 by LEDfoot on: Apr 4 2010
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So what exactly are you saying here. I have syndaemon on my machine, it even works but it's not possible to enable it via the kcm_touchpad module.
The option is there but it is grayed out.
What exactly is in git version?

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 Tapping not working

 by EagleScreen on: Mar 8 2010
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Hello, since Xorg-input-synaptics upstream decided disable tapping by default, i cannot use your application to enable tapping in Debian unstable. But the Gnome tool is working perfectly.
The same result is expected for future releases of other distributions unless they decide to patch Xorg-input-synaptics or you update your application with a fix for this.

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 Re: Tapping not working

 by arvidjaar on: Mar 8 2010
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Tapping works just fine here. Could you please give reference to GIT repository and commit where it happened, because I do not see anything obvious in xf86-input-synaptics log? Can you enable tapping using synclient?

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 Re: Re: Tapping not working

 by EagleScreen on: Mar 9 2010
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I have confirmed right now that this tapping issue is still present, the only way to enable tapping is by synclient, kcm_touchpad config is ignored.
I think the changes were done around line 437 in ../src/synaptics.c

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 Re: Re: Re: Tapping not working

 by arvidjaar on: Mar 9 2010
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"line 437" of which package? Which version?

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Tapping not working

 by EagleScreen on: Mar 10 2010
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I am talking about package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics , i am not sure in what commit or version came the change. I am looking to the sources of the versions 1.2.0 and 1.2.1.

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tapping not working

 by arvidjaar on: Mar 15 2010
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I have left button and tapping works. In any case, driver code only sets defaults; kcm_touchpad is there exactly to make adjustments if defaults are not suitable.

Please show your ~/.kde4/share/config/kcmtouchpadrc and output of synclient -l.

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 by EagleScreen on: Mar 8 2010
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Please, I insist, how to build kcm_touchpad with full debug support?

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 Works great!!

 by jazo on: Mar 9 2010
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This is exactly what I was looking for! Disabled tapping so no more pesky mouse jumps!!



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