I have upgraded to 17.10 on my Lenovo Carbon X1 ver. 2. Suddenly the drag and drop doesn't work on the touchpad. It used to work on 17.04 I can drag and drop by using the double tap method (click and drag?) when holding down the tap, the second time, but I want the normal method to work also.

Strangely enough drag and drop works on the touchpad on rare occasions which I can't reproduce.

  • I have the same issue after upgrading to 18.04 on a Dell XPS L322X: double tapping and dragging works, but clicking and dragging stopped working. Nov 28, 2018 at 16:43

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I had a similar issue, and installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics did the trick (found it here).

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