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Old 02-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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how to disable tap to click with touchpad

Hello; Slackware 13.37, kde 4.5.5

I would like to disable tap to click, but there is no gui way of doing this and i am unaware of how one would do this other wise. Please help. Thankyou
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I don't know about KDE, sorry, so this is a general reply. There are often gui's to set mouse and touchpad behaviours and in the gui there may (there is in Gnome) be an option to de/select touchpad clicking. This is what I would be looking for.
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synclient -l
will list all the capabilities for the touchpad.

Every listed configuration option can be controlled through synclient, for example:
$ synclient PalmDetect=1 (to enable palm detection)
$ synclient TapButton1=1 (configure button events)
$ synclient TouchpadOff=1 (disable the touchpad)
you can make the changes permanent by adding them to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf

copied and pasted shamelessly from the archwiki. i highly suggest reading the page for more info:
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In /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d you should see a file called 50-synaptics.conf edit this file and to disable tap to click these lines should read:

Option "MaxTapTime" "0"
Option "MaxTapMove" "0"
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If you want a GUI way to do this you can install kcm_touchpad:
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