Monday, July 16, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 - touchpad left button delayed reaction on Dell Precision laptop

The Ubuntu installation on my Dell Precision T4600 (bought on 2012.06) worked just fine - besides one thing - touchpad left button. When I've tried to select text or drag window I needed to wait about one second before cursor has changed to "hand icon". The solution is, to disable, or change delay for third mouse button simulation - so far so good... but there is no such option. In my case helped something that does not make sense, but it has worked.
Just execute those two commands:

sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings

This installs and starts the mouse settings application - there is no need to do any changes, it probably overwrites some config files and problem was solved - at least in my case.

Problem is related to this ubuntu bug

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