Disabling touchpad on Dell Latitude with XFCE

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 23:32:49 UTC 2011

Hello Oliver,

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 23:45, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a new Dell Latitude laptop with a touchpad and installed a
> fresh F15-XFCE. The computer is difficult to use, because it is almost
> impossible to type anything without touching the touchpad, and the
> slightest touch will result in a unwanted and sometimes disastrous
> mouse click (in contrast with the mouse keys, which need to be pressed
> rather forcefully).

I am not sure the gpointing-device-settings utility works any more. But
to disable "double tap to click", you can try this in a terminal.

$ synclient TapButton1=0

To get a list of all the options just type synclient.

To execute this everytime you login to XFCE put it in
~/.config/xfce4/xinitrc as a shell script.

$ cat ~/.config/xfce4/xinitrc
synclient TapButton1=0

Hope this helps.


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