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I'm using a fresh install 18.10 on my Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U3C A0L notebook.

I really enjoy the Linux experience so far and everything I need works out of the box for me. The only thing missing is tap to click. How can I activate it? I looked for an option in lxqt but couldnt find one. I googled a bit and found this: synclient tapbutton1=1 but typing this in the terminal did not help.

Thank you very much in advance for your help!

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this works for me
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libinput#Touchpad_configuration

create:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf  

content:

Section "InputClass"   
  Identifier "touchpad"  
  Driver "libinput"  
  MatchIsTouchpad "on"  
  Option "Tapping" "on"  
EndSection

and finally

reboot
  • This got the right click functionality on my touchpad working. Thanks – Shakes Jun 19 at 15:08
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Activating tap-to-click with xinput via command line

  1. Find your device id (in my case 13 bellow ):

    # xinput list
    

    Look for:

    ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad   id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
    
  2. Find the "Tapping" desired option code (in my case 283 bellow):

    # xinput list-props 13
    

    Look for:

    libinput Tapping Enabled (283): 0
    
  3. Activate it with "1" using:

    # xinput set-prop 13 283 1
    
  4. List props once more to confirm:

    # xinput list-props 13
    

    Look for:

    libinput Tapping Enabled (283): 1
    

Source

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    This method would be better as it does not require to make any new file or something. At first, worked for me. But after I reboot, I have the same problem again. Something is missing. Its not permanent. – Wings Feb 23 at 16:02
  • @Wings askubuntu.com/questions/20298/… – sinclair Sep 8 at 9:37

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