Switching off the tap in Synaptic Touchpad in Linux

June 18, 2006 at 5:01 pm 1 comment

The touchpad on my Presario 906us Laptop is supposed to simulate a mouse click if you tap on the touch pad. While many find this feature to be useful, I find it extremely annoying because I often trigger it by accident. There's been many situations where I select a block of text only to have it deleted by accident.

To remove the tap, all you need to do is to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. In the section for the input device driver "synaptics" (I am assuming that you installed the driver), add the following lines:

Option "MaxTapTime" "0"

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  • 1. Justin  |  October 8, 2006 at 9:03 pm

    You’re my hero.

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