Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'd like to disable pad click. Usually it was possible in system settings under mouse and touch pad, but in Ubuntu 12.04 I can't see "touch pad" in mouse and touch pad settings...

I've installed touchpad-indicator but it seems it's not what I wanted. I don't want to disable the touchpad, just the pad click.

Is it possible that the system lacks the drivers for the touchpad? How can I check it? I can't see the touchpad with system settings > mouse and touchpad (there is only "mouse"), with synaptiks nor with pointing devices.


share|improve this question

Have you tried synaptiks? Although it says KDE, it works fine in Ubuntu.

Install via the software center

Under Touchpad configuration there should be some point "Tap" or similar (Sorry, I have the German version only), where you can set the mouse button that will be emulated by a tap.

Hope that helps.

share|improve this answer
Thanks. I've installed synaptiks, but when I try to launch it, it says there is no touchpad or there is some problems with synaptiks drivers. But at the same moment, I have alert messages of system crash due to synaptiks... (executable path /usr/bin/synaptiks)... – maria May 11 '13 at 18:22

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.