Note: Since I wrote this, it’s possible that the patched
kernel now has more features than only touchpad support.
Install xf86-input-synaptics and, from AUR, touchegg and
touchegg-gce-git (this last one is to be able to configure gestures with
the graphic interface).
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "0"
Option "TapButton3" "0"
Option "ClickFinger2" "0"
Option "ClickFinger3" "0"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
# enabled by default. See the following link for details:
Configure your gestures with Touchègg
Here's my ~/.config/touchegg/touchegg.conf:
Add to your session (using gnome-session-properties for instance):
The real improvement is that I can use three-finger tapping to
simulate the middle-click mouse button which is used for quick
pasting or for opening links in a new tab.
As far as "pinching" is concerned, it does not work reliably at
all for me.