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The typical method of changing trackpad behavior is to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/<some number>-synaptics.conf. I'm running Fedora 25 running GNOME 3.22 and which uses Wayland by default, not X, so there is no <some number>-synaptics.conf file in there, just this:

$ ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ 00-keyboard.conf

So how do you change the trackpad behavior in this situation?

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The answer is that you can't, at least not in GNOME. KDE or other distros offer a few more knobs, but most of the libinput behavior is not user-configurable the way it is in Xorg. If you don't like the behavior, file a bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Wayland

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