Hello. I'm having a pretty annoying problem. I can't seem to disable clicking on my laptop's touchpad. I went into the Gnome mouse settings, but the Enable mouse clicks with touchpad option is checked and grayed out. I have also tried to edit my xorg.conf, but there is nothing in it! Lastly, I've tried to edit 10-synaptics.fdi file, but that didn't do much.
I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Envy 14 (first generation) laptop (first time installing Linux which is why I'm in this forum). The touchpad is giving me problems. Although basic functionality such as clicking and right clicking work, higher functions such as multitouch and (most importantly) disabling the touchpad while typing do not work.
Can you guys tell me how to enable clicking in touchpad, the side scrolls are working out of the box..In gnome touchpad setting it is enabled but doesn't work....I am using a Dell Inspiron 1525Thanks in advance...:)
Okay, here's how I did it, it's really easy apparently.sudo vim /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf# Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the touchpad driver# to all touchpads. See xorg.conf.d(5) for more information on# InputClass.# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE, your distribution will likely overwrite# it when updating.
These days many laptop devices come with a touchpad that have sensor next to them.
By double clicking these sensor (or single clicking on some of them) the touch pad is disabled until the sensor is double clicked again.
I'm setting Fedora 17 up a new laptop with a standard synaptics touchpad. It was a standard installation, except that I chose to install xfce instead of GNOME. The touchpad has worked properly right from the start, but tap-to-click was not enabled. After some googling, I installed gpointing-device-settings and was able to configure thresholds, etc.