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How to Overcome Double Tap & Hold of Touchpad Does Not Work Properly on Ubuntu 11.10

Posted by : Rahmat Ade Saputra
Double tap & hold of touchpad works to drag & drop an object. With this feature we will can drag & drop objects easily. On Ubuntu 11.10, double tap & hold of most netbook touchpad does not work well. Sometimes it can drag an object & sometimes it can't. How to fix this so that double tap & hold of touchpad functioning properly?

To overcome this, we must to set some parameters of Synaptics Touchpad by typing the following commands in Terminal.
sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
Then add the following line before the EndSection script then save & restart your computer
Option "SingleTapTimeout" "320"
Option "FastTaps" "1"
The result will look like below:
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "SingleTapTimeout" "320"
Option "FastTaps" "1"
EndSection
Now the touchpad should function properly.