OpenSUSE Hardware :: Simulate Left Click On Touchpad (tapping) - Configure?
Oct 22, 2010
I have acer aspire one netbook with synatics ps2 touchpad. It works fine, but I'd like to emulate left button by just pressing somewhere in the touch area (same as it works in windows or ubunntu). I think this is called tapping. How can I configure that? I have been in touchpad settings and management, but I have not found any checkbox helpful. In OS 11.3 I need to press left button next to the touchpad.
I'm newish to the forum, but have been using ubuntu for the past few months.I recently upgraded from eeebuntu (a 9.04 derivative) to 10.04, and found that two finger tapping my touchpad has gone from middle click to right click, (and 3 fingers is now middle instead of right).
From what I've seen, this has been changed since 9.10, but I haven't been able to find a permanent solution yet. Most fixes have been from before and use hal, or other things that don't exist anymore. The one thing I've found does work is using xinput and the command
But that has to be run every time I start up, and it occasionally reverts while I'm using the computer. I've tried making a script that runs at startup, but neither adding it to the list of startup programs, or autostart folder has worked, but running the script file manually does work. I'm a bit at wits end with this, it's the only issue I've had with 10.04, and I've spent many many hours trying to get it to work (I've also tried gsynaptics and the newer version whose name escapes me right now). Hopefully there's a permanent fix out there.
I work on a laptop and typically have a USB mouse plugged in. Each time I start an X session, I switch my mouse buttons with an: Quote:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"
If I decide to unplug the mouse and work with the touchpad, I must always reverse the options again to pointer = 1 2 3, or else, while the right and the left button still work as a left-handed mouse, tapping, instead of acting like a left-click, gives a right-click menu. My touchpad is listed as:
'ImPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' using the evdev driver.
I admit that I haven't played much with alternate xmodmap configurations, but I'd like to sort this out. It's even more confusing since I don't have a xorg.conf and, if I manually add one, despite having tried repeatedly, I can't make X-server to read it.
just installed debian squeeze KDE after years of ubuntu and suse.. For some reason, after I finally got both scrolling and tapping to work, I have a weird weird touchpad through my xorg.conf: - tapping on a tab in chrome closes the tab.
- tapping in a text field pastes txt that is in the clipboard, each successive click keeps pasting the same thing
- the left side of the touchpad is not enabled for vertical scrolling (?), and for some reason the directions are inverted (move finger up to scroll webpage down)
- when having multiple windows open, tapping that window will highlight it, but the previously selected window stays overtop of the now selected windows. Using the actual left click button the windows change normally.
I finally got 10.04 installed and I am loving it so far! Very quick! But I do have some nuance 'problems'. Here is one for I can not find a solution. In previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to click on my touchpad with two fingers that replicated a right-left click to open a link in a new tab. Now it raises a popup menu in the browser asking how to open the link.
I have tried this in Chrome, Opera and Firefox and have the same issue in all browsers, which leads me to believe this may be a Gnome setting. How do I change this behaviour? There was nothing in the mouse preferences to change this.
I'd like to ask a way to enable touchpad tapping permanently in gnome. I have installed gsynaptics, it starts up with gnome, but every time I log in, I need to go to Control Center->touchpad and enable tapping manually. In openSUSE 11.3 the default behavior was that if you enabled once, it remains so. Also it would be great that tapping to be enabled by default ( like in Ubuntu ), because not everybody knows how to enable it.
To all those who hit this after installing 11.3: Enable the tapping function of your touch pad by adding Option "TapButton1" "1" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-synaptics.conf. then restart X (relogin). It will work with all WMs for which SuSE didn't bother to add a GUI config function/utility (xfce, WMaker, twm/fvwm, etc).
To SuSE: WHY? Why is this disabled by default? Why has a system/HW function to be enabled at WM level?? Why only KDE/Gnome?
I have a HCL K21 pdc notebook. When I install Fedora 15 KDE then there is no tapping and scrolling of touchpad. But the cursor is moving. It does not work in Live CD as well as in installaton. I have updated F15 to full but still no luck. Touchpad : Synaptics The buttons below the touchpad are working and all the options in system settings are enabled
Note : I have read a forum in which touchpad is detected as ps/2 mouse. So I tried to disable the ps/2 mouse but it disable the cursor movement of touchpad, so it may be some kind of problem!
Install Debian Squeeze onto Thinkpad T410. Got the basic things working and noticed that - movement of touchpad results in moving of mouse pointer, which is correct, but - tapping on the touchpad does not simulate a click action. Confirmed that the touchpad hardware is working by booting into a CrunchBang LiveCD. how I can enable the touchpad tapping action?
Since when I installed Debian, I couldn't manage to make the tapping function of this touchpad work on my laptop - a Dell Latitude C610, with Debian squeeze. As suggested on [URL], I created a xorg.conf file with
Xorg :1 -configure
After that, I opened the file for editing it. There was no line regarding the Touchpad. The closest to that I found was
I tried adding the lines on [URL] ... C_Xorg_7.5 to the file, but it didn't work. I also tried installing gsynaptics but, even though the tapping function was enabled there, it didn't work. A weird fact is that vertical scrolling with two finger touch is working, but not tapping.
I've installed Debian Wheezy on my HP G62 notebook. In windows the touchpad worked well with all features. But now I can't turn the touchpad on/off by tapping on the LED, which doesn't shines. Also I can't use the double click feature.
I'm not sure if I should post this question in "hardware & laptops", or "Desktop Environments", because this is a hardware problem on a desktop computer.
Description of Problem:There is another thread that discussed this same problem that I'm having: However that thread is so old that the suggestions in it no longer work in Ubuntu 10.04 and for whatever reason I can not make a reply to that thread.As in the above thread, I've tried other input devices and rebooting the computer and using other USB ports, and my mouse still intermittently double left clicks randomly at times when I've only clicked the left mouse button once and at times and places when it should only produce a single click such as when selecting a drop down menu.
Has any one else had this problem, and does any one have any idea how to fix it or to trouble shoot this a bit more? Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide to further clarify or troubleshoot this issue.
I try to configure mouse click interval since a single click is recognized as double click by doing it from KDE mouse configuration in system settings; but my attempt doesn't work even (I set the click interval to 2 sec, but doesn't change anything). What is the best way to do this in slackware?
One strange and little annoying issue I notice with my openSUSE 11.3 installation is my Synaptic touchpad behaves way too strange.... Dragging a window or icon - half way around - a click is generated (probably a middle click I guess) and I need to re-drag it again.... In the browser when I try to select a text - again by dragging - a middle click gets generated... The same happens when I use gvim in visual mode too - I end up pasting the code I had selected halfway because of the middle click....
Middle click can be generated only if I press both left and right click buttons - which I'm pretty sure I'm not.... I tried playing around with the touchpad settings but no good.... I'm not able to find anything related to the middle click on the settings application... My touchpad works fine in Ubuntu and was in 11.2 as well.... Yes it works fine in Xp too.
I have a new HP ENVY 14 laptop with OpenSuSE 11.3 installed, running the Gnome desktop. The laptop has a Synaptics TouchPad. By default, many of the touchpad settings are turned off, e.g. single tap to click. I'm trying to set them in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-synaptics.conf code...
I've verified that the settings I'm trying to set work when I set them using synclient, e.g. synclient TapButton1=1 enables tap to click.
I'm brand new to Linux and OpenSuSE so I'm not even sure this is the preferred way to set up my touchpad. I'd appreciate any help diagnosing this problem.
I have an Acer Aspire 5740 with a synaptics touchpad. I have tried using the ksynaptics program as well as the touchpad settings under System Settings >> Computer Administration. My touchpad works, but it is driving me crazy with how sensitive the tap to click feature is. I want to disable it altogether so I can actually work on my computer. When I go to the touchpad section in System Settings >> Computer Administration >> Keyboard & Mouse, the tab says "Warning: Touchpad configuration is not supported on this system. The synaptics driver is either not loaded or too old. Refer to doumentation for information about the required driver version."
What can I do to disable ONLY the LEFT touchpad button on my laptop? Left Click sticks by itself randomly, this causes problems when using my USB mouse (such as permanent dragging, permanent highlighting, permanent inability to left click anything, the computer is pretty much dead to me unless I try to tab around), it also causes issues with the Tap to Click, and it also causes Ubuntu to not recognize my "Left Handed" mouse button set up after boot for ONLY the touchpad. On the USB mouse, buttons work swapped.
Current solution: Left Handed Button Swap. Touch pad to click. Right touchpad button to right click. Sometimes I use my USB (which does recognize the swap). This is the 3rd install of vanilla Ubuntu (tried it just in case). That's not the issue. This is a Dell Inspiron 6000. I want to just disable the left button on ONLY the touchpad, I don't want this to affect my USB mouse. I want to keep the right button touch pad working. And of course I want my mouse to work. But, actually, my ideal is to sacrifice the left button, use Tap to Click, and use the right mouse button for right clicking. If I can't save the right click, can I disable both buttons?
I use middle click much more than right with my Asus EEEpc 900, so I prefer to use it with two fingered tap. Default configurations for multiple finger taps are 2 = right and 3 = middle. I got this reversed with this guide ("Make middleclicking work in Firefox again...":[URL] but after an update it doesn't work anymore. I tried to install the .deb again, but Ubuntu tells me that the system already has a newer version of it.
P.S. If only we'd get this configured straight from the GUI of mouse settings like the scrolling options...
Excuse the horrid formatting, this was copy/pasted from the #ubuntu IRC and to be extremely honest I can't be bothered to remove every space. I have a Pavilion dm4 and it has two areas on the bottom of the touchpad to designate right and left clicks. This mostly doesn't work on Ubuntu in the fact that it recognizes any taps on either tap zone as a left click. Instead, I have it set so if I tap anywhere on the pad it makes a left click. There should be, and there are, many ways in the mouse configuration window to simulate a right click using only a touchpad. None of these work. Changing mouse orientation doesn't do anything, "dwell click" also does nothing,
and, the oddest part of this problem, whenever I try to turn "Simulated Secondary Click" off (it doesn't work anyways, but just to try to toggle it), the entire theme of my desktop changes to a gray Windows '95ey look. The only way to get rid of this is to close and reopen the mouse preferences window.My computer is fairly new and the Ubuntu installation is less than a day old. I didn't do anything that I think could cause this. The problem is that I can't right click. Afterword: I installed two scripts from [URL]. They didn't do anything I couldn't already do, and they did not make it possible for me to right click.
So my Natty install is finally starting to come together, internet works, I'm getting used to the new Unity interface, and well everything seems under control. Now there are just a few issues remaining. The most annoying for now is that there is no tap-to-click on my netbook's touchpad (and in the list of features I think they mentioned several other interesting new things with the touchpad).The other thing is that I can't open Synaptic from the menu/application list. It works from the terminal, though,
I'm on a new netbook using Ubuntu 9.10 and I cannot figure out how to disable tap-to-click on my touchpad. I figured it would be simple enough to use SHMConfig, however; every post I've seen says they have something similar to this in xorg.conf
Code: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0" EndSection Instead, I have this ...
Just installed Slackware 13.1 and I'm trying to disable tap to click on my touchpad. When I run "synclient MaxTapTime=0" it turns off. But the next time I restart X, the settings won't hold. I tried putting Option "MaxTapTime" "0" in xorg.conf, but it didn't work. This is my mouse portion from xorg.conf generated from the nvidia driver from slackbuilds.
How to enable tap to click for touchpad on my laptop in Fedora 13 KDE. The old trick with copying 10-synaptics.fdi to /etc/hal/fdi/policy does not work any more since there is no 10-synaptics.fdi file on the system.
So I installed ubuntu 11.04 and in 10.10 there was a fix for the right click not working but it didn't work in here.It says that the package wasn't able to install and i have to go to synaptics package manager and mark it for uninstall because The software center only says reinstall