Gnome and KDE has default utility for mouse and touchpad configuration. 

XFCE on Fedora 17 that's mean XFCE 4.8 no utility but we gonna see mouse and touchpad utility on next version ( XFCE 4.10 on Fedora 18 ) 

Tour link for XFCE ;

XFCE 4.8 touchpad =

But LXDE we need to do manually on terminal as far as I see

LXDE spin by adding these two lines to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf:


Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
(Line 1: left mouse tap / Line 2: right mouse tap in lower right corner)

On 12 September 2012 08:54, Ankur Sinha <> wrote:
On Tue, 2012-09-11 at 20:03 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> It's a function of the desktop, and we go with the upstream desktop
> defaults, AFAIK.

I thought so too. I was wondering what the DE agnostic way of enabling
tapping would be though. I use gnome, and the "mouse" utility does this
for me. However, when folks on other DEs, such as XFCE ask me how to do
it, I don't quite have an answer.

Could someone please outline the correct way of enabling tapping and
other options (for instance horizontal scrolling, two finger
scrolling..) on various DEs ? Even if each DE has a specific way, please
can you post with what it is? I can compile the information on a wiki
page to aid users, with relevant links to upstreams if they want to take
up changing defaults with them.
Warm regards,
Ankur: "FranciscoD"

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