Ok, straight from re-boot...
So same outcome, but without me trying to delete lang packs in he middle?
matt@matt-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
[sudo] password for matt:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
language-pack-zh-hans language-pack-kde-en language-pack-kde-zh-hans
language-pack-kde-en-base kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 22 not upgraded.
matt@matt-desktop:~$ synclient TapButton1=0
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
....could this be something to do with the fact that I customized he desktop a little??
Thanks again for your efforts in trying to resolve this!!