How to set left-handed mouse but right-handed touchpad with Cinnamon DE?


I just installed Manjaro in a new laptop, and decided to try Cinnamon DE. I like it, but there is one thing that I’m missing. In the settings, I can configure the mouse to be left-handed, but then the touchpad also shares the same setting. In XFCE and other DE, this could be set individually for each pointer device, which suits me better, since I need left-handed mouse, but right-handed touchpad.

Does anybody know if this is possible with Cinnamon?


I don’t if the settings panel provides it but the settings are all stored in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ so you would be able to extract the necessary information from e.g. an Xfce installation - since you mention you can do it there.

It is just a matter of some copy paste.

Thanks, but in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ I only have one file: 00-keyboard.conf , so it looks like the information on left|right-handedness of the mouse seems to be store somewhere else?

That must be that xfce stores it in the xml files in your home ~/.config/xfce4 - so it would only apply to your user - makes sense when you think about it - if it were a multiuser system - users are not likely to share the same treats :slight_smile:

And cinnamon is likely to use dconf - perhaps you can find your way using