Ubuntu – 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 MaxTapTime=0 to /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and save. But in Lubuntu 13.10 this method doesn't work any more. I can't find any solution on the internet either.

(If there was a checkbox in "mouse and keyboard" preferences in LXDE to turn tap to click on/off permanently, like in Unity, that would make both lovers and haters of this divisive feature happy. I don't understand how this feature could be thought of as something everybody wants.)

Best Answer

  • Click on the Menu icon in your panel. Choose Preferences in the dropdown and then choose Customize default applications for LXSession. This is a new feature in Lubuntu 13.10. There's no documentation that I know of as yet.

    A screen will open as shown below:

    Customize default apps for LXSession

    • Click on the Autostart tab. You should see something like what is shown in the image.
    • Ensure that config-only appears next to Disable autostarted applications.
    • Under Manual autostarted applications and next to + Add, type in synclient MaxTapTime=0
    • Close the Customize default applications for LXSession window.
    • Just to check, open ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. You should see a line with synclient MaxTapTime=0. There's no need to do anything. Just close the file.
    • Log out.
    • Log in.

    Tap to click should be disabled now. This works for me in Lubuntu 13.10.