Tweaking your Synaptics Touchpad (laptops) : Ubuntu
I just found this new tweak today and I’m really excited about it. The more I look into what is possible with an Ubuntu desktop the more amazed I am. Honestly, if you haven’t tried Ubuntu before (or you know someone who hasn’t) you REALLY should. Things just don’t get easier than this.
This tutorial will outline how to configure your synaptics touchpad (for laptops) via a nice pretty GUI interface. Allowing configuration for general settings (on / off, etc) to scrolling and tapping. You can even change the settings so that you can do a 360 around your touchpad to scroll up/down! Now we’re talking!
First of all, as we do with anything related to the desktop and graphics we MAKE A BACKUP. You might want to use the below command to backup your current xorg.conf file.