Since upgrading to Juno I've been having issues performing "drag" actions on the track pad. Examples include trying to drag windows, or dragging to select text on a webpage.


  • Click and hold down the track pad.
  • Drag while maintaining the above.

This should result in the window dragging, but often it just moves the mouse and doesn't actually grab the window / text.

If I use two fingers (e.g. one finger clicks and holds, and a second finger swipes the trackpad) the action works 100% of the time. This is inconvenient though, and wasn't occurring in Loki. It's not a track pad hardware issue as this action works great on MacOS which is on another partition.

I'm using a 2016 MacBook Pro.

Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue would be much appreciated.

1 Answer 1


If libinput driver installed by default feel too sensitive to point and click a small part of the screen, you can install synaptics driver instead.

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

logout/in after package installation.

  • It's not too sensitive, it simply does not drag the windows when clicking and holding in the trackpad.
    – J. Afarian
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 11:27

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