Disabling touchpad on Dell Latitude with XFCE

Oliver Ruebenacker curoli at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 00:23:31 UTC 2011


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM, suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

  It replies:

Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

     Take care

Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org)
SBPAX: Turning Bio Knowledge into Math Models (http://www.sbpax.org)

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