I have a Lenovo Yoga 910-13IKB. I was running Ubuntu 17.10 with no issues. I upgraded to 18.04 LTS and now my right-click on my touchpad does not register. I can only left-click.

I already tried the steps listed here, but they did not fix the issue.

Does anyone know how to fix this?


  1. Install gnome-tweak-tool
  2. open gnome-tweaks
  3. go to Keyboard & Mouse
  4. under Mouse Click Emulation, select Area.
  5. Reboot.
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  • Wonder how to open gnome-tweaks? Please guide. – MYaseen208 Apr 27 '18 at 21:03
  • If you don't want too use the terminal command line you can install search for "gnome tweaks" in Ubuntu Software. Once installed, open the applications menu and search for "Tweaks". – Reed Hedges May 13 '18 at 13:07
  • any idea why "Fingers" stop working after Suspend? – Tosho Aug 1 '18 at 12:59
  • @Tosho, I think it's because "fingers" mode is used for screen scrolling. – 23W Nov 18 '18 at 9:15
  • The "area" option works great on my Lenovo ideapad 330S-15IKB with Ubuntu 18.10. – Andrew Jan 28 '19 at 3:53

Install gnome-tweak-tool by typing:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Write gnome-tweaks in terminal and press Enter. This will open gnome-tweaks. Under Keyboard & Mouse option, go to Mouse Click Emulation. There are three options there. Choose Area.

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In my case the issue was with my new lenovo ideapad laptop 330 for which right click will work when you press it with 2 fingers.

Might be case for someone else also so added as an answer.

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  • Thanks, your hint also worked for a Lenovo Yoga 11e. Might be a Lenovo thing. – Manu Apr 21 at 19:02

Maybe its new feature provide ubuntu 18. I install the


and there are 3 options for Mouse Emulations. Finger, Area, and Disabled. Here the explanation

  • Finger: use 2 fingers for right click
  • Area: user right buttons for right click
  • Disable: disable touchpad

By default its set as Fingers, so you can use pointer and middle finger at once for right click

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The answer from Umar Soleh is excellent. This answer is just to point out an alternative which is a bit more complex, but more comprehensive because you have access to additional settings that Tweaks does not expose.

1) Install Dconf-Editor. From the Terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get install dconf-editor -y

2) Open Dconf Editor and accept the warning to be careful!

3) Find touchpad settings at /org/gnome/desktop/peripherals/touchpad

4) Select click-method; turn off Use default value; set Custom value to areas or fingers [Umar suggested fingers which for me feels the most natural]

You may be interested in other settings in this section (along with my personal recommendations):

* send-events: Set to `disabled-on-external-mouse`
* tap-and-drag: Disable (an annoying feature!)
* two-finger-scrolling-enabled: Enable (the default)
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Mine is Lenovo G510 Laptop.

I did tried to follow above answers but my external mouse was also not working to set the options.

So, I opened Mouse Controls and Checked and Unchecked the Left handed mouse option.

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Restarted the laptop and it started working.

P.S. My Keyboard is working.

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