Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Macbook Air. Using exactly two fingers on the trackpad, then double tapping with either third finger brings up the same menu as Alt-Tab does.

Is it possible to turn off this shortcut?


Apparently I was triggering 3 finger tap.


The solution as posted by rupert here was to run:

synclient ClickFinger3=0
synclient TapButton3=0

If this does the trick (or a variance of 0 , 1 , 2, 3 , ) you can add it to startup.

Specifically for me (Macbook Air 3,1 or 3,2), the following worked:

synclient ClickFinger3=0
synclient TapButton3=1
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  • On a Dell laptop (Dell 7490) I need to set TapButton3 to 1 to disable the gesture. – alanwsx Jan 5 '19 at 7:31

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