Click and Drag openbsd 6.1


#1

hello everyone, I am trying to find the right setting under openbsd 6.1 that supports me holding down the left mouse trackpad button while using another find to drag the window around. I have been looking through http://man.openbsd.org/synaptics however I still am not able to resolve the issue.

Quick edit: Forgot to add that I tried turning on the following options already in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

  1. ClickPad
  2. LockedDrags (though this one I was hoping would just allow me to click twice quickly and hold until I click again until I found a solution to the original problem, though it didn’t seem to do what I expected it too)
  3. I also updated the LockedDragTimeout to 1800

#2

I have also searched the misc archives and I could not find anything that would point me to which option I might need to turn on. However I feel like I might be missing the exact terminology.


#3

Hello. So you want to drag window with left clicking on top and move with touchpad?


#4

Basically I am wanting to click a windows with one finger and drag with another finger call on the trackpad on the laptop. IE click and hold with pointer finger and drag with middle finger


#5

Option "TapAndDragGesture" "boolean"


#6

Also I just saw your post on reddit. Can you also check out xorg configurations from live linux you used to achieve desired result?


#7

I was hoping I could but when dropping to a shell and doing an X -configure it didn’t give me crap. Also I didn’t see a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file so I have a feeling it is being dynamically generated or they don’t need it any more.


#8

Ok also just added the following to my xorg.conf file
Option “TapAndDragGesture” “true”

but no change. One thing I find really weird though is that if I click with two fingers at the same time. I can then still hold down with my index and move the window with middle.


#9

Which DE are you using? And what behaviour are you seeing there ?


#10

DE is xfce. However I think I found a work around that seems weird but works. If I click with my middle finger then hold with my index finger it works as I expected where I can drag with one finger while holding down the trackpad button with another finger.

I think it is one of those weird issues where it is easier to show vs. describe. However I am pretty content with the work around.

Once again thanks for all the help.