Sunday, October 22, 2017

How to enable touchpad taps in Ubuntu 17.10

After installing a new version of Ubuntu 17.10 I've found that my touchpad doesn't work properly. It doesn't click when I tap. 

It took for a while to figure out that a new version switched from "xorg-synaptics" to "libinput". And for some interesting reasons "libinput" doesn't have tap to click enabled by default. So long story is short, here is a recipe to enable it:

1. Add following option to touchpad section in "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf"
   Option "Tapping" "true"
2. Reboot and enjoy your touchpad again.

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