Setting Up Test Cases for the Touchpad:

Testing Features: (The Features of xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package)

  • Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed.
  • Button events through short touching of the touchpad.
  • Double-Button events through double short touching of the touchpad.
  • Dragging through short touching and holding down the finger on the touchpad (tap-and-drag gesture).
  • Middle and right button events on the upper and lower corner of the touchpad.
  • Vertical scrolling (button four and five events) through moving the finger on the right side of the touchpad.
  • The up/down button sends button four/five events.
  • Horizontal scrolling (button six and seven events) through moving the finger on the lower side of the touchpad.
  • The multi-buttons send button four/five events for vertical scrolling and button six/seven events for horizontal scrolling.
  • Adjustable finger detection.
  • Multifinger taps: two finger for right button and three finger for middle button events. (Needs hardware support. Not all models implement this feature.)
  • Pressure dependent motion speed.
  • Run-time configuration using shared memory. This means you can change parameter settings without restarting the X server.
    • Note that depending on the touchpad firmware, some of these features might be available even without using the synaptics driver. Note also that some functions are not available on all touchpad models, because they need support from the touchpad hardware/firmware. (Multifinger taps for example.)

=========================Touchpad Feature List=========================


  • Pad/
    • Detection Finger Events/
      • Light Pressure Touch/
        • Click Movement (High Speed)
        Heavy pressure Touch/
        • Click Movement (Low Speed)
        Finger Gesture/
        • Multi-Finger/
          • 2 Fingers Tapping 3 Fingers Tapping
    • Detection/
      • Button 1/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 2/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 3/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 4/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 5/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 6/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 7/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 8/
        • Detection & Button events

        Button 9/
        • Detection & Button events

AhmedShams/Sandbox/TouchpadTestCases (last edited 2011-10-08 18:18:30 by ashams)