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!


this works for me




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

and finally

  • This got the right click functionality on my touchpad working. Thanks – Shakes Jun 19 at 15:08

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


  • 1
    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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