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I have set the speed of my trackpad to max in the system settings. However, the trackpad is still quite slow.

In essence, I have to move my finger around quite a lot to get from one end of the screen to the other (sensitivity or speed?). Also, the moment I take my finger off the trackpad the cursor stops moving right away, instead of slowly losing speed and then stopping (coasting?).

What is the "standard" way to adjust and finetune a trackpad on Elementary OS Loki, beyond the basic settings in the system settings app?

I would like my lenovo trackpad to behave similarly to mac trackpads on OS X (not the same functionality which requires more software I assume, but similar sensitivity, speed, coasting etc).

  • That's a shame. I don't know a standard way, but Linux generally doesn't have scroll acceleration, unlike OS X and iPads and Android. You can do it in web browsers individually though askubuntu.com/questions/27270/increasing-scroll-speed – SamMorrowDrums Feb 9 '17 at 17:02
  • I had a similar issue. though on my system the mouse settings had no effect, whether I turned it all the way down or all the way up. I found at this issue was caused by a kernel update that I forced going from 4.4 to 4.8. Did you do a kernel update to anything other than what is pushed via updates? – Sean Patterson Mar 10 '17 at 19:54

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