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.