I have a dell xps with a touchpad with physical buttons.

After installing Juno my right button does not work for right click.

As far as I undestand from this article https://itsfoss.com/fix-right-click-touchpad-ubuntu/ this is a new behaviour from underlying drivers.

In this article there is a solution on how to reactivate the right click on gnome.

Is there a similar solution to reactivate this button with elementary ?

Regards Seb

3 Answers 3


I had the same Problem with my XPS 13. The Solution was very easy.

System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Physical clicking (in the Touchpad area)

Set it from Multitouch to Touchpad areas.

This was changed in Odin (0.6) to:

System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Touchpad > Physical secondary clicking

Set it from Multitouch to Areas.

  • Google got bogged down with all sorts of non-elementary solutions to the problem making it hard for me to find this super easy solution to my dell inspirion trackpad right click not working. I looked at: * dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln308258/… * reddit.com/r/elementaryos/comments/5r1dky/… as well as other semi-related pages. I only found this page because I started to ask how to fix my touchpad right click not working on elementaryos.stackexchange.com.
    – hlongmore
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 12:04
  • Worked in HP Omen Laptop Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 11:49

In my case, I selected Hardware default in order to have it working.


None of the settings fixed by Sony Vaio touchpad. Editing the gnome settings directly did fix my issue.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method areas

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