Ubuntu 17.10 tap-to-click how disable?

by user37190   Last Updated October 21, 2017 12:02 PM

I just upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 and I struggle finding how to disable "tap-to-click".

On previous resales i use this code

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-to-click false

(process:6941): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed

but here it won't work.

I also check system dialog, and Ubuntu Tweak, no luck there is not option to disable it.

I tried Google answer but don't get working solutions, any leads to solve problem would be great Regards

Tags : tap-to-click

Answers 2

I have the same problem. For a workaround, I use two scripts to turn the touchpad on and off:

# from ~/bin/s0
synclient touchpadoff=0


# from ~/bin/s1
synclient touchpadoff=1

When I'm annoyed by the cursor jumping around from hitting my palm, I Ctrl+Alt+T, s1, <Enter>, Ctrl+D. When I need the cursor again, I run s0 insted.

I'm sincerely hoping for a proper fix as well! I had better palm detection and the ability to disable tap-to-click on Ubuntu Gnome 17.04.

October 28, 2017 05:57 AM

Right, so to disable this behaviour I tend to run:

#Disable tap to click
synclient MaxTapTime=0 
#Disable drag
synclient TapAndDragGesture=0
#enable palm detection
synclient PalmDetect=1

To make it stick we can add a desktop file to ~/.config/autostart Such as "touchpad.desktop":

Exec="synclient MaxTapTime=0 && synclient TapAndDragGesture=0 && synclient PalmDetect=1" 
Comment=Set touchpad options 

This should keep working until ubuntu switches to libinput.

November 11, 2017 08:41 AM

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