Having issues with a massively over-sensitive touchpad under KDE4, the fact I can’t disable the tapping is what we call round here “Doing my head in”.
This is probably been asked multiple times, but when I searched everything rolled back to using KSynaptics. I would, but it doesn’t seem to pop up in any repos, and the software is obviously now no longer supported. Does anyone have any solutions to this? I really don’t mind the sensitivity problem too much, but being unable to disable tapping is a real PITA.
This sounds like a feature that has become a ‘bug’ for some people; way back the Synaptics driver was not very good; then it was improved to respond really well and I had to get used to the much lighter touch that is needed. I occasionally touch it inadvertently but have got used to it needing a very gentle touch which presumably will extend the life of the touchpad.
It’s not the sensitivity that’s issue, it’s the fact I can’t turn the tapping off. I keep typing lump sof stuff, then finding that I have to go back and re-edit loads of it. I tried editing the Xorg.conf, but that hasn’t helped.
I hate tapping mainly because I get annoyed at the fact when i’m typing my knuckle taps the trackpad, at which point i’m stuffed.
> It’s not the sensitivity that’s issue, it’s the fact I can’t turn the
> tapping off. I keep typing lump sof stuff, then finding that I have to
> go back and re-edit loads of it. I tried editing the Xorg.conf, but
> that hasn’t helped.
> I hate tapping mainly because I get annoyed at the fact when i’m typing
> my knuckle taps the trackpad, at which point i’m stuffed.
I too cannot stand tapping. I edit xorg.conf to set MaxTapTime to 0.
That completely disables tapping.
I was using gsynaptics until I realized that I had an additional ps2 pointing device detected in sax2- which doesn’t exist. Once I removed it, the touchpad worked a lot better, including horizontal and vertical scrolling. I’m not sure that will help with the tapping though…