This article provides information on how to lớn change the touchpad settings after installing Ubuntu ® 18.04 LTS on your PC.

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Gnome defaults to the Mac touchpad behavior where the entire touchpad is a single button.In order khổng lồ right-cliông chồng, you use two fingers to lớn clichồng instead of just one.

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How to lớn alter your Ubuntu touchpad settings

There are a couple of options depending on how you are looking khổng lồ change the touchpad:

Note: Here are a couple of quichồng ways khổng lồ open a terminal window in Ubuntu: Press the CTRL + ALT + T keys down together Clichồng the Dash button or press the Windows key and type terminal & press Enter

Changing the Touchpad click settings.

Type the following commvà và press the Enter key khổng lồ revert khổng lồ the right click:

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

Bringing up a GUI (Graphical User Interface) with additional configuration settings

Type the following commvà và press the Enter key to install a tweak tool GUI:

suvì chưng apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Note: subởi vì gives the instruction lớn run with administrator privileges, you need an admin password và rights for this.

Type the following comm& and press the Enter key lớn open the Tweak tool GUI:


Go to lớn keyboard và mouse và look for the Mouse cliông chồng emulation section. Chechồng the Area checkbox to lớn enable middle & right cliông chồng.

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G Series, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Retired Models

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21 Feb 2021



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