Enabling Two finger tap as middle click in Ubuntu

Touchpad Enable 2 finger tap as middle click in Ubuntu

By default, ubuntu is configured for two finger tap as right click and three finger tap as middle click for touchpads. But I kind of like the opposite. So, in a previous post, i found a way to enable two finger tap as middle click, and three finger tap as right click in ubuntu.

To enable Two finger tap as middle click and Three finger tap as right click, simply go to the terminal and type:

synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3

But you have to do it everytime you log on to. This is kind of annoying. In the previous post there was an work around to fix that problem. But in ubuntu 13.10 that method no longer works for some reason.

So, what i did now is, go to the terminal and type or copy paste the following commads:

sudo echo ‘synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3’ > /bin/touchpad_settings

sudo chmod +x /bin/touchpad_settings

sudo /bin/touchpad_settings

After that, click on Dash and search for “Startup Applications“, click on Startup Applications.

startup

Click on Add, type any name, Type /bin/touchpad_settings in the command box, type anything as a comment and click Add, which would look similar to the following picture and Close the box.

Startup Applications Preferences_006

That’s it.

3 responses to “Enabling Two finger tap as middle click in Ubuntu

  1. Pingback: Enabling Middle Click / Right Click for touchpad in Ubuntu | Quak Quaks of the Ugly Duckling·

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