How do I adjust the pointer speed and scrolling speed of a trackpad?

How can I increase the pointer speed and scrolling speed of Apple Trackpad beyond the max speed allowed in System Settings? I’m using Ubuntu 12.04.01.

Please see below the mouse and trackpad settings

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Also I have installed the package kde-config-touchpad and not installed utouch. I have used this blog for doing so.

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Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

This is the only way I can think of that might change pointer speed beyond the default allotment. It might not work.

Install dconf editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools 

Run dconf-editor and navigate to:

org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> peripherals -> touchpad  

There you can play around with the value of motion-acceleration. The max value that System Settings gives is 10, so maybe setting it to 20 would work.

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Solution 2

  1. Open System Settings.

  2. Click Mouse and Touchpad

  3. Increase Acceleration.

also see Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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