View Full Version : [SOLVED] Xubuntu 11.04 - disable touchpad tapping?

May 9th, 2011, 01:37 PM
I've entered

syndaemon -i 1 -d

in Settings > Session and Startup > Application Autostart as in previous versions of Xfce, but the tapping function is still working. I've always found that irritating in Windows and Linux alike, and it seems to mistrigger.

Has anyone found out what needs doing with the new Xfce for the same effect?

This is a Toshiba Equium L40 laptop, with a Synaptics touchpad. The simpler tick out the box method with Gnome has always worked. The new Xubuntu 11.04 is pretty good so I'd like to get past this niggle.


May 9th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Open up a terminal and type:

synclient MaxTapTime=0

if it works, add it to your startup.

May 9th, 2011, 07:25 PM
It turns out that the line

Option "TouchpadOff" "2"

needed to be added to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Thanks for the other suggestion anyway; I'm not certain but I think Xfce 4.8 needs something other than that as I'd tried something similar earlier.

October 22nd, 2011, 08:42 PM
What should I do if I would want to disable tapping only (keeping scrolling on)?

October 22nd, 2011, 10:48 PM
If I remember right the line I mentioned there left the scrolling working and disabled the tapping. I just did it with the new Xubuntu and rebooted - bit easier than trying the same with LXDE as well...

October 23rd, 2011, 08:48 AM
To me it disabled both scrolling and tapping.
To disable only the latter, I did this trick:

Option "MaxTapTime" "0"
Option "MaxTapMove" "0"

And I deleted the TouchpadOff option.