I somehow broke my tap-to-click on my touchpad (running kubuntu). It's activated in the settings and the touchpad sensitivity is fine. Any idea what I could be doing wrong?
@bleeptrack turn it off and in again. The setting that is. Mt laptop semi frequently forgets my touchpad settings in manjaro using KDE but is OK if I change something and put it back again (apply both times) 🤷
@bleeptrack That should be more of a driver config thing afaict. You could try booting some live system to check if it's fine there. Have you received any kernel or firmware upgrades recently?
Yeah, I went from 20.10 to 21.04. I tried booting in my older kernels with no difference. Oh and I tried libinput measure to see if something is wrong with my sensitivity. That also seemed fine so I guess it's just a quirky setting I am missing 😅
@bleeptrack Oh, a nasty hunt for mess... I'm not jealous. ^^ So I wish you good luck, then. =)
Jokes aside, I think you're looking at the right layer there. Are you on Xorg or Wayland? Maybe this MatchIsTouchpad thing helps: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Touchpad_Synaptics#Non-functional_Synaptics_special_abilities_(multi-tap,_scrolling,_etc.)
Here it says that tap-to-click is disabled by default (maybe new since your upgrade): https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/latest/tapping.html
@bleeptrack Oh wow and https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/365#issuecomment-719134314 suggests that it could even be a per-compositor thing on Wayland. 🐢🐢🐢 all the way down. :)
@bleeptrack Sounds like the problem I had a while ago. I remember it had something to do with a change in driver api... and I think I fixed it using the commands used in this article: https://linuxhint.com/change_mouse_touchpad_settings_xinput_linux/
@bleeptrack Wait, I also changed some "quirks" settings on my touchpad: https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/latest/touchpad-pressure-debugging.html (I only used the commands of that article to find and change any quirks settings, I think there was something regarding tap-to-click)
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