I am using an ASUS K501UXM.300 with Ubuntu 18.04 and having problems with the touchpad.

The right physical button is identified as a left click. To be more specific, when I run

xinput --test "TOUCHPAD NAME" 

and press either the left or the right button of the touchpad, I get from both the same, that is

button press 1

If I check the button listing through

xinput --get-button-map "TOUCHPAD NAME"

I get

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The button 3 is activated when I use one of the options chosen with Tweaks or with the command line

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method 'COMMAND'

These are the solutions of No secondary button (right click) on touchpad which "emulate" the right click, e.g. through a double-fingers tap, and are not what I am looking for. I would like to have my physical right button to work as button 3 and not as button 1.

Just for completeness,

  • before upgrading to ubuntu 18.04 everything was working normal
  • it's not a hardware problem since if I boot with Windows, the right click works as right click
  • with an usb mouse or with an usb keyboard with touchpad the right clicks work as expected (i.e. they give me back button 3 when running the test)

Can anyone help?


EDIT: not sure how and why but it is working now, although I didn't change anything...maybe some minor update.

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    Possible duplicate of No secondary button (right click) on touchpad – pomsky Oct 3 '18 at 6:54
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    Thanks, but none of those solutions works. They only allow me to emulate the right click (with a double-finger tapping, for instance) but do not set the physical right button to work as a right click. – Eleanor.M Oct 3 '18 at 8:09

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