In Ubuntu, it’s quite easy to set “natural” scrolling on the touchpad. We can do this by checking a box in
Mouse & Touchpad settings. However, for ThinkPad users, this doesn’t change the scrolling settings on the TrackPoint. To get the TrackPoint settings to match the natural scrolling on the touchpad, we make use of
Find the right settings
First, we find the property we need to modify. We do this by doing:
Edit (Aug 5, 2018): After an update, I noticed the name of this property has changed to
"TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint". The instructions remain the same, but replace
In the output, there should be an entry for wheel-emulation:
Set the proper values
To get natural scrolling on the TrackPoint, we make a small change to the integer values:
Now, the TrackPoint should have natural scrolling!
Make the change permanent
When we log out, our wheel-emulation settings get reverted back to default. If we want natural scrolling to be set upon log-in, we append our command to
Now, our changes are permanent!
For more ways to configure the TrackPoint, visit this ThinkWiki page.
Questions? Comments? Corrections? Leave me a comment. Cheers!