I have a xps13 developer edition with ubuntu 12.04 preinstalled, and my problem is related with the touchscreen, that it's not working properly in google chrome...

When I touch the screen the mouse/cursor is moved to that position, but it never clicked,I mean, I can't click into link, so the only interaction with the screen on chrome is move the mouse/cursor.

I found this post that talks about this kind of problem. I followed these steps and it worked. But after reboot it turns off and I need to do the same steps every time and it's annoying...

Any solution for that?

Thank you.


Edit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop and change the Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable lines to Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --touch-devices=NNN where NNN is your touch screen device. My touch screen device is 12.

  • It not solves my problem... but thank you – SerSánGal Jan 3 '15 at 10:56
  • You should check the touchscreen's device id first; don't assume it is 10. See this question: askubuntu.com/questions/471513/chrome-touchscreen-unity-14-04 – Aman Jan 3 '15 at 20:25
  • I know it. My touch screen device is 9... – SerSánGal Jan 5 '15 at 21:56
  • The thing is very curious, because if I initalize chrome clicking the chrome icon with my finger in the touch screen it works, the change of the code of the desktop file is no needed... – SerSánGal Jan 5 '15 at 22:02

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