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Old 03-24-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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No Right-Click Ability on Touchpad


Hi everyone,

I have a Samsung NP-QX411L and I can't get the touchpad's right-click feature to work.

It's usually not a big deal as I carry around an external mouse, but just figured I'd ask in case there is an easy fix. It would be helpful since I sometimes forget to bring the mouse with me.

Thanks.

-Steven
 
Old 03-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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If it's a so-called clickpad (which I assume it is, since those are now on about 95% of laptops), then you most likely just need to run synclient to set up a region at the bottom of the clickpad that you want to behave as the RMB.

I have a script that runs when KDE starts which contains:

Code:
synclient BottomEdge=4500
synclient MiddleButtonAreaLeft=2965
synclient MiddleButtonAreaRight=4164
synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=4165
synclient RightButtonAreaRight=5765
This sets up a region where clicks will be interpreted as a middle button and a right button. You'll probably need to use different values depending on your specific touchpad.

Dave
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
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The last laptop I installed configured 3-finger right-click by default, so you might try that. "synclient -l" will show you your current settings. For small touchpads it is convenient to allow 2 finger scrolling and 3 finger right-click rather than dedicating certain areas for these functions.

Brian
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I found the problem. The "Right Button Area" is set to 0. I'll mess around with it for a bit to get the settings the way I like them, but thanks for helping me identify the issue.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey View Post
The last laptop I installed configured 3-finger right-click by default, so you might try that. "synclient -l" will show you your current settings. For small touchpads it is convenient to allow 2 finger scrolling and 3 finger right-click rather than dedicating certain areas for these functions.

Brian
I have an asus R500, which has just one flat plate on touchpad. The bottom works like the left and right clicks but it is beneath the plate. And it works in windows only.
Took a long time until i discover this three button feature.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 11:50 AM   #6
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On most of these, one finger tap is left button, two finger tap is middle, and three finger tap is right. works rather well once you get used to it.
 
  


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