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[ubuntu] Tap-drag hits the trackpad edge and stops

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My trackpad works fine in most ways - two finger scrolling, etc. but if I 'enable mouse clicks with touch pad' and then use tap-drag to select text without using the trackpad buttons, and hit the edge of the trackpad while I'm dragging, I'm stuffed - the pointer stops moving sideways and I have to start the select all over again, typically using the trackpad buttons this time. On older Linux boxes (Linpus, for instance) I'm fairly sure that if I hit the edge of the trackpad (while dragging, but maybe all the time), the pointer would move (slowly) in the direction of the edge I'd hit, so if I (Hardware)