synaptiks – KDE touchpad management

John Layt johnlayt at
Thu Feb 25 10:07:50 GMT 2010

On Wednesday 24 Feb 2010 20:46:48 Sebastian Wiesner wrote:
> … should this be included into KDE itself or not?  I mean, KDE doesn't have
> any touchpad configuration module yet, so I think, this is a nice addition.
> Any comments?

Welcome, it's always good to have more configuration options, and we really do 
need easy touchpad configuration as part of our base install (i.e. I need it 

My one question is how does this compare to kcm_touchpad which the kubuntu 
guys use (  Which is 
more mature, which has better features, which has a better architecture, which 
has better usability, etc?  Could the projects be merged?  

From a quick look at screenshots, synaptiks does seem to come out ahead on 
features, but problems with my MacBook config mean I can't do a compare.

It may seem harsh, but if we include one we should include the best ;-)



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