I switched from my old asus laptop to a new dell xps 15 and the touchpad is great except selection of text by entire words. To select entire words in my old laptop I used triple click (which emulates two real mouse clicks) and I used to move my cursor from the selected word to other words and the selection expanded word by word until I released the touchpad. In my new notebook, if I use triple click it will select a word but if I don't apply enough pressure after that it will release the selection and I can't select next words. All other gestures (include simple selection which activates by double click) work fine and I think the problem is in configuration.

synclient has so many configuration variables which makes me frustrated. I tried to decrease FingerLow option but it seems to make no difference.

  • did you check the mouse settings? – Andrea Borga Jun 15 '16 at 10:47
  • What do you mean? – Abonec Jun 28 '16 at 7:41
  • in Settings>Mouse&Touchpad – Andrea Borga Jun 29 '16 at 16:09

It seems like you want the touchpad to be more sensitive, try the first answer in this link:


But don't just copy the values he pasted, read carefully what he says about what values adjust what, and play around with it a bit.

The second answer there also might help you.

(also keep in mind that this is an answer for an older version of ubuntu so it might not work)

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