This question follows on from this one about natural scrolling.
Before I made changes, I could simply tap on the trackpad of my Dell XPS 13 to generate a click. Now I have to explicitly click, which requires extra effort. I would like to restore tap-to-click if that is possible.
I have a Dell XPS 13 which, by default, has a very sensitive trackpad. As you are typing, if you brush the trackpad by accident, the trackpad considers it as a click and the text insertion point jumps to wherever the mouse happens to be. I found and installed this fix for this issue:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput
This inverted the scrolling direction, so I also edited the entry for
Section "InputClass" Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Driver "libinput" Option "NaturalScrolling" "true" EndSection
With this new setup, tap-to-click does not happen. Is this inevitable? Is this the only way to prevent accidentally brushing the trackpad from generating a click? Or is it possible to regulate the sensitivity so that a deliberate tap is treated differently from a fleeting touch?
Option "Tapping" "True"
... to the entry for
MatchIsTouchpad does the trick.