My old laptop (Samsung np300v3a, running fresh Ubuntu 18.04) has a broken left trackpad button, that is always pressed. I have been trying to disable the physical keys, but keep the tap to click in order to retain this use of the trackpad.

I've tried modifying xinput button-map, set-props, and some synclient options. I can disable the left click with xinput, but this also disables the tap to click function.

Threads I've read:
Disabling One-Finger Tap-to-Click But Keep Two-Finger tap Ubuntu 12.04
How to disable physical mouse buttons below touchpad

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