Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!! [SOLVED]

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Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!! [SOLVED]

Post#1 by Ed_P » 11 Oct 2015, 14:08

Got a new laptop to replace my netbook. Everything seems to be working ok, mouse pad, network, keyboard. But the right botton doesn't work when clicking on a file in spaceFM or a favorite in Firefox.

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Re: Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!!

Post#2 by brokenman » 11 Oct 2015, 14:16

Perhaps play with synclient to see if you can force it.

synclient -l will give you a list of options.

Here is a script I use to set two finger tap as right click on a mousepad.

# Two finger tap right click
synclient FingerHigh=42
synclient TapButton2=3
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Re: Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!!

Post#3 by Ed_P » 17 Oct 2015, 02:53

Those didn't help brokenman. :(

Under Windows the right touchpad button can be enabled or disabled. Under Linux I don't see that as an option and apparently the default is disabled. I didn't find anything promising at linux.dell.com or linux.dell.com/git either. :( And copying and pasteing not possible without a right button working. I never realized how much the right button is used until this.
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Re: Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!!

Post#4 by Ed_P » 17 Oct 2015, 03:43

I spoke too soon. This looks promising: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/To ... ickPads.29

So too does this:

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#!/bin/sh
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=4
#synclient LeftEdge=30 RightEdge=1385 TopEdge=0 BottomEdge=600
# Dell
synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=3914 RightButtonAreaTop=3918
I have to tweak some of the other values too but the right button is functional at this point. :Yahoo!:
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Re: Mouse pad button not working with Firefox/spaceFM!!

Post#5 by brokenman » 17 Oct 2015, 04:59

So mark as [SOLVED]?
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