Ubuntu – 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 page for synaptics but since I am a noob could make much out of it.

Appreciate community help.

Best Answer

  • change this line in your xorg.conf

    Option         "TapButton1" "0"

    into this:

    Option         "TapButton1" "1"

    TapButton(number) sets the mouse event to trigger when you tap your trackpad with (number)fingers. "0" means disabled, "1" means left-click, "2" means middle-click, "3" means right-click.


    If you want a tap with 2 fingers to be registered as a right-click, set:

    Option        "TapButton2" "3"

    Alternatively you can delete all three "TapButton" lines from your xorg.conf and the tap-click behaviour should go back to the way it was before.