Enable Tap-To-Click Feature in Debian 7 Wheezy Xfce

Tap-to-Click feature for the touchpad isn’t enabled by default in Debian 7 Wheezy Xfce edition. But as you know, Xfce is an extremely customizable desktop environment. You can tweak it to the way you want and give the look that you desire. Now, to enable tap-to-click in Xfce, you’ll need to edit the configuration file. Do Not panic, it’s pretty straightforward.

  • Open Terminal and execute the following:

sudo mousepad /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

  • The Section “InputClass” should look like the following:
Section "InputClass"
     Identifier "touchpad catchall"
     Driver "synaptics"
     MatchIsTouchpad "on"
     Option "TapButton1" "1"
     Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
     Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "1"
  • Chances are, the first four lines already exist in your system. In that case, just add the last three lines so that in total, the InputClass section looks like in the above mentioned manner.
  • Save the file and Close it. Now a reboot would enable your tap-to-click feature.
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