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How can I enable MacOS-like scroll momentum for the trackpad with 🌱Linux Mint 18?

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New Linux Mint versions use the libinput driver instead of the synaptics driver by default, and libinput doesn't support kinetic scrolling:
https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/latest/faqs.html#kinetic-scrolling-does-not-work

To switch to the synaptics driver:

sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-input-libinput
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  • The explanation is actually very right: it was a pain that the scroll moved to another window when switching. Or even more annoying, one start pressing Ctrl and then zoom is activated. The later was the worse, if it could have been possible to add a rule like "ignore keys in the later events" it would have been good enough. I now realize I miss the feature, but I also support the "if it doesn't work properly then let's make it at all" motion. – Augustin Riedinger Jan 9 at 9:58

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