Last Updated: March 04, 2016
· daniperez

Rapoo T300P touch-pad in Linux

I'm sharing this since it doesn't seem to exist much information about it in The Internets.

I replaced my mouse by a touch-pad by Rapoo and I was glad to confirm that it works in Linux. At least in my Fedora 19 installation with Gnome.

The following gestures, as found in Rapoo's manual, work as following with no configuration whatsoever:

  • One-finger touch: left click.
  • One-finger swipe: moves the pointer.
  • One-finger swipe from the edge: supposedly switches applications. Does not do anything.
  • Two-finger touch: right click.
  • Two-finger swipe: scroll up/down left/right.
  • Three-finger swipe: swiping up has the same effect as pressing the Windows key in Gnome Shell. Swiping left and right goes back and forward respectively (e.g. in a browser). Swiping down doesn't do anything.
  • Two-finger touch: middle click.
  • Four-finger swipe: swiping down shows Gnome Shell's task bar (same as Windows+M). Swiping down doesn't do anything.
  • Two-finger zoom: zooms in and out as expected.

In summary, it's fully working. The missing functions are probably events from the touch-pad not binded by default in Gnome. I didn't try to bind them since the defaults are enough for me. Not only it's working but also the gadget is small and very stylish. The touch-pad is cordless and has a battery that can be charged with a standard USB cable, furnished in the package as well as a tiny USB 5G (sic) wireless receiver. I liked also that the package box was very small as well (i.e. less waste).

Good work Rapoo and Gnome / Dbus / Fedora or whoever is responsible for this "plug&play" experience!

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The link to the product page is broken

over 1 year ago ·

fixed! thanks @thonixx!

over 1 year ago ·

Is it possible to use it for drag and drop, both left and right mouse button? I use kwin and need right button drag and drop in order to resize windows (while holding windows/super key pressed in). Perhaps it just a matter of two finger touch followed instantly by a one finger swipe? And if this doesn't work out of the box, then perhaps you know if it is compatible with Touchégg so you could set it up there? Thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

Couldn't wait to get one! I can now gladly report that it works superbly for Xubuntu 14.04 as well! Left and right click drag-and-drop is supported out of the box; at the bottom of the touchpad there are designated left and right touch buttons that can be used for this purpose, should anyone else want to know.

over 1 year ago ·