Click and double click not working on mouse pad

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I am using a dell laptop which doesnt have designated left click and right click button unlike few others. i am able to scroll but unable to select and double click .

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Pretty sure this came up on Discord, but I can't remember the fix.

Try these at the mighty Archwiki for starters.

Post your system specs, too - as @tbg says, we need more to go on than a vague "Dell laptop".


I am using dell inspiron 15 7560. Hope this helps. @tbg
i7 7th gen.

This isnt any bug. This is due to lack of touch pad configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. I contacted my friend and he told me this. He faced similar issue when he downloaded arch linux and he was unable to use keypad. He gave his config file.

open the above directory given above
create a file named 90-touchpad.conf

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Driver "libinput"
        Option "Tapping" "on"
        Option "TappingButtonMap" "lrm"
        Option "NaturalScrolling" "on"
        Option "ScrollMethod" "twofinger"

  • Paste this in that file.
  • restart the session
  • your touchpad works like a charm

Thanks for the feedback,@free_guy it will help others with this issue :+1:

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Your best friend is Archwiki :wink:


If you're using KDE just goto Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad and enable the tap to click option. Same solution but its the gui approach.

if i disable touchpad
touchpad doesnt work. scrolling is disabled. Tried that earlier didnt work