Touchpad tap to click in F13?

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at
Sat Jul 17 19:59:06 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Kalpa Welivitigoda <callkalpa at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:37 AM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at> wrote:
>> I have a question on making touchpad tap to click work before login.
>> Certainly once logged in to Gnome you can easily switch on tap to
>> click for synaptics touchpads by going into the preferences menus.
>> I usually like to have tap to click working at the login greeter stage
>> and I read that the way to do it was to paste into
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
>> the lines:
>> Section "InputClass"
>>        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
>>        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
>>        Option "TapButton1" "1"
>> EndSection
>> Does anyone know if this is the best way to achieve this, or is there
>> a better way in F13?
> Try this

Thanks for the link - that is actually the way I used to do it in
earlier versions of Fedora but I understood that HAL is slowly being
obsoleted and that was why I was asking about any new method and
perhaps udev is the way forward now rather than HAL?  I guess HAL is
not yet deprecated but will be soon so if there is a method that will
remain suitable through the next few Fedora released then it would be
useful to try it now?
mike c

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