double-tap and hold touchpad behavior

Brandon Casey drafnel at
Wed Aug 17 20:16:18 PDT 2011


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For a long time now I have been missing the old method that I used to use to
highlight text, drag-and-drop, and move windows around.  I used to be able
to produce a button press-and-hold by performing a double-tap and hold (tap
twice on touchpad, but leave the finger resting on the touchpad on the
second tap).  But with recent distributions the last few years, that doesn't
work.  Now, it seems, you have to double-tap, hold, and drag.

Is there any way to re-enable the old double-tap-and-hold instead of the

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