how can I disable tap to click on the elementary os? I've tried disabling it from the "Mouse & Touchpad" menu on Settings but it doesn't work.

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If you have a Synaptics touchpad (which I believe is on most laptops), you can use synclient to modify these settings.

To install simply run sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics.

In this case synclient TapButton1=0 should do the trick.

You can put this in your ~/.bashrc to make it permanent.

Refer to the man page for more options.

  • Synclient is not installed by default on my computer, should I install it? or is there an easier way? Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 3:28
  • @HasanSuryaman yep it's part of xserver-xorg-input-synaptics I've updated the answer too.
    – trishmapow
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 9:35

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