I just installed Kubuntu on my Dell XPS 15 9570. Everything is working fine, except for tap to click on the touchpad.

I can activate the option in the settings but this has no effect.


After some additional searching I found the solution to my problem here

I had to add Option "Tapping" "True" to the entry MatchIsTouchpad in the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf. The exact name of the file might be different for other people.

In the end, the relevant section will look like something like this:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "Tapping" "True"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "libinput"

You need to be root to edit the file and reboot your system after the changes!

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    This worked for me on my XPS also. – Bruce Wayne Mar 26 at 16:14
  • This worked for me on Lenovo ThinkPad E580 and E590 (2 different laptops) – Hassan Al-Jeshi Oct 20 at 16:22

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