Disable touchpad tap

System Settings doesn’t let me disable the tapping feature. Net advice tells me to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf which doesn’t exist. Any suggestions?

Please take one step backwards and look at this problem description from a distance. About the same distance other people, new to your problem would see it.

You do have specified which openSUSE you run, because the forum software forces you to do so. But after that, instead of taking that as a hint that specifying what one uses may be crucial to a good problem description, you decided to type as less as possible and jump direct into some “system setting” of probably “some system”. Hurray.

I will try again. I cannot disable the tapping feature on my touchpad. I click on Menu at the bottom left of my screen, then on Settings. It opens a side panel and I click on Settings Manager which opens a screen presenting me with the choice Mouse and Touchpad. Clicking on that opens a screen that allows me to choose Behavior. But Behavior only has settings for Drag and Drop and Double Click, neither of which has much to do with tapping. So then I searched on the Internet I was advised to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf which doesn’t exist. The touchpad is identified as Synaptics SynPS/2.

I will try again. The first thing I think you do is using a desktop (GUI). There are many different so called Desktop Environments available on openSUSE. A maybe not complete summing up: Gnome, XFCE, Cinnamon,LXQt, LXDE,KDE, … Please to help us, poor not superhuman beings, to understand what you are using, try to find out what you are using and mention this as the second step (after the forced: what openSUSE version) in explaining what you use. Way before you are going to dewcribe what you are ding, what you expect to happen and what happened instead.

Yes of course I should have. XFCE.

Whether or not xorg.conf exists means nothing. You are free to create it, or create a custom config file in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory…

From man xorg.conf

**Xorg **uses a configuration file called xorg.conf and files ending in the suffix .conf from the directory
xorg.conf.d for its initial setup. The xorg.conf configuration file is searched for in the following places
when the server is started as a normal user:


Such input devices and their parameters can be listed explicitly using

sudo libinput list-devices

Thank you. I’m working on it now.

Good. Let us know how you get on. :wink: