Ubuntu – How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use.

We were able to correct for this by changing the touchpad settings via the command line using:

synclient FingerLow = 10
synclient FingerHigh = 20


These settings are great, but they reset every time the machine is shut down.

We've looked through all the documentation we could find; however in this case, none of it seemed helpful. We are running stock Trusty LTS with the stock Unity desktop.

Question: Who knows how to get these settings to stick.

1. Go to the dash
2. Type gedit and click the icon
3. Copy-paste the following text into it:

#!/bin/bash
synclient FingerLow = 10
synclient FingerHigh = 20

4. Save the file in your home directory in the bin directory calling it TouchPadFix.sh

5. Press Ctrl+Alt+T and type the following command: chmod +x ~/bin/TouchPadFix.sh
6. Go back to the dash
7. Type startup
8. Click Startup Applications
10. Enter in the command field: TouchPadFix.sh and type in Name and Comment whatever you want (Don't leave it empty)