Being a left-handed touchpad, right-handed mouse user, it bugged me that after installing Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, the touchpad and mouse can't be set separately through "System Settings -> Mouse and Touchpad".
From Command Line
In Gsettings, there is a key called
touchpad, controlling the behaviour of touchpad clicking, which is a string value defaults to "mouse" but can be set to "left" or "right".
From the terminal, type in the following command to make it left-handed:
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad left-handed left
From GUI "dconf-editor"
Gsettings has a front-end GUI tool called "dconf-editor", which uses binary blob database to maintain all setting entries with their values. (It's kind of similar to the relationship between "Windows Regitry" and "regedit".)
dconf-editor, from the terminal type in:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
To open it, press
F2, then type in
Fto search for an entry named
touchpadin the opened "dconf-editor" window.
touchpadand set its value to
If the mouse needs to be inverted as well, it can be done either from command line, "System Settings" or "dconf-editor". However, note that the
left-handed entry under
peripherals.mouse is a Boolean, so it should be set to either "true" or "false".
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse left-handed true