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I would like to use Linux(Fedora) on a Aluminum MacBook Pro, but since the Touchpad on a MacBook Pro is only a giant button Apple does some custom tracking.

  • When there is one finger placed, and a second follows (the click can occur before or after that) it will be interpreted as a drag. So the strong thumb can be used to hold pressure and the more accurate index finger can do the pointing.
  • Additionally when one finger is in the lower 1/5 and the other is in the upper 4/5 the gesture will be a drag.

But Linux interprets this as a right click, since it only cares if two fingers are on the pad.

Is there a way to achieve said behaviour?

Cheers Jan

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Doesn't have anything to do with scrolling, does it? – Daniel Beck Mar 2 '11 at 23:12
Um...finger placement doesn't really matter on a trackpad in OS X. You can use 3 and 4 finger gestures from any points on the pad. 3 finger gestures is configurable to be a drag, but by default its not enabled. – peelman Mar 3 '11 at 0:15
true it is timing, don't know why it felt otherwise before – j-pb Mar 3 '11 at 15:17
Does that mean your question is answered? Care to add that as a solution and mark it as such? – Danny Staple Sep 25 '11 at 21:41

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