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Linux Mint 17 – Dell Inspiron 17 7737 – Trackpad

Hi everyone,

If, like me, you have a Dell Inspiron and have Linux Mint installed (Or Ubuntu) and have problems with your track pad when scrolling or dragging windows,  consult this page : It will save you from going insane.

In short, just go in the terminal and type the following:

1) sudo mkdir /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/
2) sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
3) sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
In this section,
# This option enables the bottom right corner to be a right button on
# non-synaptics clickpads.
# 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"
# To disable the bottom edge area so the buttons only work as buttons,
# not for movement, set the AreaBottomEdge
# Option "AreaBottomEdge" "82%"

Remove the # before Option “AreaBottomEdge” “82%”

Save the document.

Restart the computer.

That’s it !