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[Bug 1631315] Re: Determining touchpad capabilities


The text in mouse-touchpad-click.html referring to touchpads that
support multi-finger taps should be removed in 17.04 (see Bug #1617718)
so it will then be of less importance to determine touchpad
capabilities. Some users might find it useful however. Determining
touchpad capabilities is done via commands (not via the GUI) and the
desktop help doesn't usually cover commands. I'd say that this bug is
low priority.

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  Determining touchpad capabilities

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Bug description:
  In mouse-touchpad-click.html we say "If your touchpad supports multi-
  finger taps, ...". But does it or not? It's actually easy to determine
  a touchpad's capabilities using xinput. I give a link below. Could we
  document it briefly or give a link? Apparently the basics can be
  covered in about ten lines. I did a quick internet search but the best
  link I found was this one to the Arch Linux wiki (which I don't think
  we can link to from the desktop help!).


  PS. The xinput output for my touchpad is:

          Synaptics Capabilities (295):   1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1

  so my touchpad does not support multi-finger taps.

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