I had a similar problem a little while back, the following helped resolve my issue:
This was also driving me crazy... surfing was a nightmare.
Finally found a fix that works for me... the problem is associated with horizontal scrolling... if you fire up xev and watch as the touchpad events fire, you'll see "button 6" and "button 7" events firing when you move your finger left-right along the botton edge of the touch pad.
Some have reported success by editing their xorg.conf file and setting "BottomEdge" to a very high value, like "10000"... essentially eliminating the area used for horizontal scrolling.
I, instead, decided it was better to tell Firefox to ignore horizontal scrolling:
1. in firefox, type "about
:config" as the URL and hit enter
2. set "mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action" to 0 (zero)
3. set "mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines" to true
worked for me...
Original post :
There are a couple of other suggestions in that thread just in case the about
:config doesn't work for you.
Originally Posted by Loptr
Hello everyone, I'm using the default Xorg configuration from FC3, but I would like to disable the "dragging" feature of my touchpad. When browsing for example, the dragging feature can be used as a "Back" or "Forward"-command, but me and my laptop however _strongly_ disagrees on when I've actually done a dragging motion.
When I google I only find how to turn off Tap-clicking, and none of the Synaptic driver gui's seems to have that feature. Does the option to turn dragging off even exist?
Will I have to manually patch the source to rip the function out?
PS. Dragging in this case involves no mouse buttons, so I'm not referring to the regular kind where you drag'n'drop icons or whatever.