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Act on track/touchpads to claims single tap as single click

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Loss of configurations after unattended upgrade

I'm in Ubuntu MATE 22.04. Today after logging in, I noticed that various subsystems were messed up. So far I noticed: no tapping on the touchpad (no simple, double, or triple tap) Ctrl+Alt+T won't ...
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Touchpad click is not working in Ubuntu login screen [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on dual boot. When I turn on my computer, I see the login screen. When I tap there, it doesn't work.I use my keyboard to log in. How can I solve this issue?
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Cannot click on login screen on Ubuntu

I am facing a weird issue on my laptop. Whenever I boot into my system I'm not able to click anywhere on the login screen. Keyboard works as expected and I can move cursor on the login screen but ...
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Disable physical left click on touchpad but keeping tap

I need to disable the physical clicking on the left touchpad as my touchpad is a bit broken and get stuck specifically on the left side. I think libinput should do the work but I am unable to find the ...
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Logitech K400+ not doing Tap-to-Click on Trackpad

Trackpad on Logitech K400+ wireless keyboard no longer clicks anything when the trackpad is tapped... (tap to click). This used to work but suddenly stopped. Not sure if this was a mix of Ubuntu + ...
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tap-to-click with second finger

I was wondering if there is a way to enable tap-to-click with a second finger. i.e using my index finger to move the mouse then tap-to-click with my middle finger while my index is still on the track ...
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Touchpad two fingers detected as double tap

Using the synaptics driver on Xorg (I have not tested Wayland/libinput), if I put two fingers on the touchpad it often detects it as a double tap (I guess because there is a very short delay between ...
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How to enable tap-to-click (touchpad) on Awesome Window Manager between logins?

I am a Linux NOOB. Recently made the switch from Windows 10 and I am enjoying my Linux journey so far. I just installed Awesome Window Manger recently. When I login to Awesome-WM for the first time, ...
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Enable tap to click Kubuntu

I just installed Kubuntu on my Dell XPS 15 9570. Everything is working fine, except for tap to click on the touchpad. I can activate the option in the settings but this has no effect.
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Tap to click on Lubuntu 18.10

I'm enjoying Lubuntu 18.10 so far, but there is only one thing that I don't like. I can't tap the touchpad to click something. Is there any way that I can enable this? Thank you.
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There are no touchpad settings in Ubuntu 18.10 installed in VirtualBox

In Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad I only see settings for a mouse, when I am using a touchpad. This prevents me from middle clicking with a 3 finger tap on my touchpad which is a critical ...
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Touchpad malfunction in Lubuntu 18.10

I recently installed Lubuntu on an Asus Notebook. Neither touchpad tap nor touchpad scrolling worked at the start. I was able to correct the tap problem by editing the 00-keyboard.conf file in /etc/...
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Right Click Not Working

I am new to use ubuntu version 18.04.1. After installing right click is not working however i am able to use when i use external mouse, But built in mouse is not working. Please help me System ...
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How to disable physical touchpad buttons but keep tap as click

My old laptop (Samsung np300v3a, running fresh Ubuntu 18.04) has a broken left trackpad button, that is always pressed. I have been trying to disable the physical keys, but keep the tap to click in ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 - Tap to click is not reliable anymore

I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 and realized tap to click is not reliable anymore. Approximately 40% of taps simply does nothing. Did you notice similar issues? Is it possible to fix this? (I ...
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touchpad does not click on tap

My mouse left click and right click work fine but cant tap to click. So I tried: synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2 The error says: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics ...
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Synaptics touchpad tap-to-click is not working in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Gnome)

I upgraded my ubuntu gnome installation to 16.04.3 LTS (GNOME) and everything is kinda good except for the touchpad single-tap functionality. Single-tap-to-click is not working. Edit (by cipricus - ...
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How can I disable tap-to-click on Ubuntu 17.10

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 and I'm trying to find out how to disable "tap-to-click". This worked for me on previous Ubuntu releases: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals....
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Restore tap to click in Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 13

This question follows on from this one about natural scrolling. Before I made changes, I could simply tap on the trackpad of my Dell XPS 13 to generate a click. Now I have to explicitly click, which ...
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Right Click Mouse Warning

does anyone have any idea how to disable this notification from popping up every time I click a mouse button (doesn't matter if it's a right or left click, it still comes up)? It is very annoying and ...
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Ubuntu Touchpad / USB Mouse Click Event Not Working

I cant able to use my Touch pad as well us USB mouse once i suspend or put my laptop on hibernate. how do i fix it? once laptop went sleep i cant able perform Button Click using Touch Pad / USB ...
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Disable Tap to Click on Haier Y11b

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Haier Y11b Its touchpad is very bad at guessing tap while we move finger over it. I want to disable TAP to click, unfortunately this setting is not there in ...
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libinput: How to map different Tappings to Buttons, TappingButtonMap has no effect

My touchdpad has two buttons (not tapping) and I used to configure two-finger tapping as middle click with synclient. Now, with ubuntu-gnome 16.10, libinput is the way to go and I tried to achieve ...
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What external touchpads work on Ubuntu? [closed]

By "work", I mean recognizing clicks, taps, multi-finger clicks, multi-finger taps, simultaneous horizontal and vertical scroll using 2 fingers, pinch to unzoom and vice versa. By multi-finger, I ...
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My Touch pad is not working properly (keeps jumping to the recycle bin)

Hi guys i have been using Ubuntu on my desktop at work for a while now, but it seems like a really cool OS so i decided to install it on a Acer V5-572 Laptop. The only thing I need help is the touch ...
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How to disable 'Tap to click' on the login screen

Due to lots of chocolate cake getting into my computer my touchpad doesn't work very well (along with the rest of the computer) any more, so I have disabled 'Tap to click', however this seems to have ...
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Synaptics touchpad tap-to-click is not working in Ubuntu 15.10(Gnome)

I upgraded my ubuntu gnome installation to 15.10 and everything is kinda good except for the touchpad single-tap functionality. Single-tap-to-click is not working. And I have tried all possible ...
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Tap to click still on for some applications despite disabling it in 14/15.04

I've had this problem in Trusty, and continue to have it in Vivid. Though I've disable 'tap to click' in system settings, it is still on, but only for some applications. For example, in evince and in ...
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Ubuntu on tablet can move mouse, but can't click

I installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad Helix and it runs fine, except that I can't tap to click. The mouse moves fine, but no click events are fired. The touchpad works fine; the problem is only ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - right click not working on touchpad - Acer V3-572G-75CA

In my laptop touchpad it's not possible to get the right click action, neither by pressing the right button nor tapping the touchpad with two fingers. The output of xinput is: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Left click not working, right click sporadic

Been having mouse problems on Ubuntu 14.04 latley. First off the left click button stopped responding but I could still tap the mousepad to click. Then that stopped responding so I used a USB mouse ...
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Tap to click - short mouse movements registering as a click

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, on a Lenovo y410p Ideapad, and I'm having an issue where my mouse movements are registering as a tap even when I've actually moved my cursor. For instance, maybe I have the cursor ...
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Tap-to-click not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have quite a strange problem. My sister upgraded her Lubuntu yesterday to 14.04 and everything went alright. After some reboots though (she said she hadn't done anything except for messing with the ...
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touchpad doesn't tap-click at login screen

On every desktop environment, except for the login screen of Ubuntu 12.04, I can just tap the touchpad of my laptop to simulate a mouseclick. Why doesn't it work anymore at the login screen?
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How to disable tap to click in Lubuntu 13.10

Tap to click is usually the first thing I disable when I have installed a new OS, but this time I couldn't get rid of it. In earlier versions of Lubuntu, I was able to disable it by writing @synclient ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 + touch screen: points, though doesn't click

Works well with nautilus and settings. Other places: I tap, cursor points, no further action. Guide me. I need it. What to do?
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Simulate Right-click in laptop.

In my laptop the right-click button is not working. Is there any way ( like a long left-click) which can simulate a right-click. Also my laptop don't have a Number-pad. So I can't use Mouse-keys ...
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Disable three finger tap of Apple Trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I have configured Apple trackpad on Ubuntu 12.04 in xorg.conf as suggested here. I have also added "TapButton3" "0" but it does not disable three finger tap. My Question How to disable three ...
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Tap-to-click not working in Ubuntu 12.04

I edited Xorg.conf as suggested here to control the speed of pointer movement for Apple Magic Trackpad in 12.04.1 and it works. But now the trackpad does not recognize tap-to-click. I read the man ...
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how do I turn off tap-to-click for logitech k400r wireless keyboard with touchpad?

I'm running kubuntu 12.04 i386 on lenovo thinkcenter. There are no options for the touchpad under "Input Devices". Is there anyway to turn off tap-to-click by editing some text file?
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