I am using touchpad on my laptop, but sometimes when I move pointer around it starts dragging (touch drag). I prefer to drag while holding it down.

Can this touch drag be disabled?


Install Synaptiks from Software Center.

Synaptiks is an application for editing touch-pad settings. I think it has an option for solving your problem.


Beware of size of this package.

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  • Synaptiks is not available in software center. 14.04. Thanks. – umpirsky Apr 19 '14 at 12:50

Suggest you open a terminal window, and use this command:

synclient TapAndDragGesture=0

Hopefully, this will solve your problem.

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  • Didn't work for me :( – umpirsky Apr 19 '14 at 12:49

Fn + F3 will Disable the touch pad again to same to enable it

System Setting ---> Mouse& TouchPad

In TouchPad Setting trun off that slove

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I am using ubuntu 15.10 and I had a similar problem. I installed "Pointing Devices" from the software center and made some modifications. The problem appears to have stopped for me.

I hope you have the same luck.


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