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How do I import and export touchpad settings?

#1 Post by tstechy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:10 pm

I find the touchpad acceleration to be too crazy. I've tried adjusting everything via the gui, but I can't get satisfactory performance. I like the way the touchpad performs in ArcoLinux XFCE. Is there a way I can export all of the settings from Arco, then import them into MX? I have all the gui settings set identical in each distro, but the cursor moves way too fast in MX. If you can help, thanks!

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Re: How do I import and export touchpad settings?

#2 Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:34 pm

tstechy wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:10 pm
I find the touchpad acceleration to be too crazy. I've tried adjusting everything via the gui, but I can't get satisfactory performance. I like the way the touchpad performs in ArcoLinux XFCE. Is there a way I can export all of the settings from Arco, then import them into MX? I have all the gui settings set identical in each distro, but the cursor moves way too fast in MX. If you can help, thanks!
My answer to your question consists of 2 parts:
1. If you keep the default setting of the other xfce distro you can probably copy them over to MX Linux.

2. If these are your own customized settings, then you'll probably have to do some handwork.

To 1: How do I copy standard XFCE touchpad settings?
You may find the default settings for pointer devices at MX Linux here /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf.
In other XFCE distribution there may be also the settings located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/???synaptics.conf.
You could just copy it to MX Linux. Please make a backup copy before!

to 2. To change your own customized touchpad-synaptics settings from the other XFCE distribution,
you can display them with:

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synclient -l 
And manually adjust these settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf

There are other ways like exporting xfce-setting through xconf-query.
But,AFAIK we do have not prepared to import those settings-exports yet.

I'm sure you will got lot's off other replies, to show you other ways
of how to achieve this. ;)
--fehlix

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Re: How do I import and export touchpad settings?

#3 Post by tstechy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:40 am

Thanks, I will give this a go and let you know...

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Re: How do I import and export touchpad settings?

#4 Post by tstechy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:01 am

fehlix wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:34 pm

To 1: How do I copy standard XFCE touchpad settings?
You may find the default settings for pointer devices at MX Linux here /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf.
In other XFCE distribution there may be also the settings located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/???synaptics.conf.
You could just copy it to MX Linux. Please make a backup copy before!
There is no synaptics.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
synclient is not installed.

I am running ArcoLinux 6.8.2

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Re: How do I import and export touchpad settings?

#5 Post by fehlix » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:05 am

tstechy wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:01 am
There is no synaptics.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
synclient is not installed.

I am running ArcoLinux 6.8.2
Well, synclient comes with synaptics touchpad support. If thats not installed on that distro, I dunno how they handle this.
You migth just run "synclient -l" on MX linux to see your current settings.
You can change any setting using synclient like this example:

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synclient MinSpeed=0.5
synclient MaxSpeed=1.0
synclient AccelFactor=0.075
One easy way is to just set your tweaked settings with an autostart-script within you session-startup using your own adjusted synclinet settings. All options are well described here

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man synaptics

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