double-tap and hold touchpad behavior

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Aug 18 23:15:07 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:16:18PM -0500, Brandon Casey wrote:
> Please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this message.
> 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
> double-tap-and-drag?

this probably doesn't help but I've just tried it here and it worked fine.
you can disable it by unsetting the Synaptics Gestures property but it is
enabled by default.


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