Ubuntu: After upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 - Tap to click is not reliable anymore



Question:

I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 and realized tap to click is not reliable anymore. Approximately 40% of taps simply does nothing. Did you notice similar issues? Is it possible to fix this? (I use lenovo l450).

Edit: I use xorg session.


Solution:1

Adjusting Mouse Settings

Sounds like you just need to do some custom configuring to your touchpad to increase the sensitivity FingerLow (minimum amount of pressure required to register a tap). This can be accomplished with synclient:

First check your settings:

$ synclient -l  

Then you can adjust your FingerLow/FingerHigh (or other) settings:

$ synclient FingerLow=2  

Once you figure out your correct settings you will need to put them in a startup script as the synclient options will be reset on reboot. You can see more options, get more info and learn how to make a configuration script with this Great Tutorial on Touchpad Options.

You can also use xinput to get info and tweak some settings per this Great Tutorial on Configuring HID Devices. Here is a quick summary:

First, find your device name and ID:

$ xinput --list  

Look at the output to determine your device name or id number and list its available properties:

$ xinput --list-props ID  

This will show you the available options you can set. Then you can set them like this:

$ xinput --set-prop ID 'prop name' VAL  

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