Smylers at stripey.com
Mon Jan 23 18:17:25 GMT 2012
Andrew Jones writes:
> On 23 January 2012 12:51, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> > The ThinkPad X220 also looks plausible. Anybody able to report on
> > the touchpad? Or whether they off warranty extensions to 4 years?
> I have the X220. The touchpad seems OK to me.
> My main problem with the X220 touchpad is when I use too fingers to
> scroll, it either doesn't register or ends up jumping half the page.
Hmmm, doesn't sound good. Which OS do you use?
I realize that I stupidly omitted to state that I'll be running Ubuntu
on whatever I buy.
Is two-finger scrolling any good (when it works, obviously)? I've never
had a system where that was an option.
The touchpad set-up I liked (on my Dell X300, running Gnome) was:
* circular scrolling (put finger at 12 o'clock to initiate, then draw
clockwise circles to scroll down the page, anticlockwise for up --
much more natural in practice than it sounds to describe)
* horizontal scrolling by sliding across the base of the touchpad
* single-finger stab for left-click
* two-finger stab for middle-click
* three-finger stab for right-click
I'd be very happy to get back to that, but I'm open to persuasion that
something else would be even better.
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