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Old 04-17-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
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LXDE Startup Applications


I've read several ways of apparently getting LXDE to autostart applications on start.

I wish to disable tap to click on my touchpad.
gpointing-device-settings saves the setting I want, but upon restart, I can tap to click, if I go into gpointing-device-settings again the appropriate box is ticked, but then I have to untick it and retick it to disable to tap to click option.

I've tried add
Code:
synclient MaxTapTime=0
to a file called .starter which is executable and adding
Code:
@/home/user/.starter
to /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and I've edited ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu so it contains
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=DisableTap
Comment=To disable touchpad tap
Exec=synclient MaxTapTime=0
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
Terminal=false
I also installed lxsession-edit but I can't work out how to add item to it, I can just disable them by unticking them.

Please help, I just want to disable tapping.
 
Old 04-17-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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This thread in the Ubuntu forums might help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1875459
 
Old 04-18-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Which bit specifically should I look at? That thread points to links to threads which generally point to more links etc. They all have different ideas. I've edited /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart to contain
Code:
@/usr/bin/syndaemon -d
now, so I shall add that to my list of stuff that I tried and didn't work.

Another idea that is eventually linked in that thread is talking about "hal" but I don't even have the appropriate folder, let along sub folder and file.
 
Old 04-18-2014, 03:59 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NotAComputerGuy View Post
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Which bit specifically should I look at?
Start at the 2nd post and install gpointing-device-settings
 
Old 04-18-2014, 04:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by k3lt01 View Post
Start at the 2nd post and install gpointing-device-settings
I've installed that and it works until I reboot. After reboot, I have to run it, untick the box and then tick it again to make the option 'active'. Additionally I have to manually run nm-applet at boot too, so I'd like to know how to make something start after login.

Last edited by NotAComputerGuy; 04-18-2014 at 04:33 AM.
 
Old 04-18-2014, 06:23 AM   #6
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Switched to MX-14, it saves settings for me! Solved for now!

Thanks!
 
  


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