Fixing Ubuntu 12.04 horizontal scrolling with Apple Magic Trackpad

After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 the h-scrolling two-finger quester on my Magic Trackpad stopped working, despite being enabled in the ‘mouse and touchpad’ settings dialogue.

A little digging and guessing led me to:

$ xinput list
$ xinput list-props 'Apple Wireless Trackpad'

The output of which included:

Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling (377): 1, 0

I had already found that the Synaptics Scrolling Distance property’s value was in the order ‘vertical, horizontal’, so guessed:

$ xinput --set-prop 'Apple Wireless Trackpad' 'Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling' 1, 1

And it worked! :D

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One Response to “Fixing Ubuntu 12.04 horizontal scrolling with Apple Magic Trackpad”

  1. alex says:

    Thanks for this tip, was able to get vertical and horizontal scrolling working with this.

    Cheers

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