Fedora LXDE UI Improvement Tips

Touchpad vertical scroll:

in file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
EndSection

Option “VertEdgeScroll” “1” – adds vertical scrolling

Restart X to take effect.

Adding keyboard layouts:

In file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-system-setup-keyboard.conf

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "system-setup-keyboard"
MatchIsKeyboard "on"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:caps_toggle,grp_led:num,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
EndSection

Define layouts to be used
Option “XkbLayout” “us,ru”

Define switching keys:
Option “XkbOptions” “grp:caps_toggle,grp_led:num,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp”
grp – key to switch
grp_led – Keyboard LED to highlight a layout
terminate – shortct to kill X

Restart X to take effect.

  • While these are nice tips, they relate to X-tweaking rather than LXDE. If you apply them – they will work under any X server environment, for example FLuxbox or even KDE.

  • Indeed. LXDE itself does not support the tweaks mentioned above.

    I’m not sure if the tweaks are going to work in KDE4 and Gnome3. These guys are using some heavy weight abstraction from X. Nevertheless, layout switching and vertical scrolling are fine in KDE4 and G3 out of the box.

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