Monday, May 7, 2018

How to Fix Touchpad Right Click Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04

If you find the right click on the touchpad does not work in Ubuntu 18.04, here is an easy way to fix it.

How to Fix Touchpad Right Click Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04


For those of you who have installed Ubuntu 18.04 that just released in 2018 this would have enjoyed the fancy GNOME desktop from ubuntu. However when you suddenly realize that the right-click touchpad on Ubuntu is not working and you are thinking that something is broken on your Ubuntu desktop.

Nothing is broken on Ubuntu and it is not a bug. It is the latest feature of Ubuntu 18.04. if your laptop touchpad does not have 'physical button' for left and right, right click can be done with two tap fingers. This means that clicking on the bottom right of your touchpad will not work in Ubuntu 18.04 by default.

Do not worry! You can easily change this behavior and activate right-click on Ubuntu 18.04. here I will show you how to fix right-click does not work on Ubuntu 18.04.

How to Fix the Right Click Touchpad does not work on Ubuntu 18.04

First you have to install GNOME Tweaks first. You can download it in Ubuntu Software Center.

How to Fix Touchpad Right Click Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04

Or you can install it using the command below:

[root@siskom]# apt-get install gnome-tweaks
Once installed, press the Super / Windows button to open the application menu and search for 'tweaks'. Click on tweaks to start the program.

How to Fix Touchpad Right Click Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04

In GNOME Tweaks, open the keyboard & mouse in the left sidebar and under the mouse click Emulation section> select Area.

How to Fix Touchpad Right Click Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04

No need to restart, you can immediately test it by clicking on the bottom right and see that right click is working fine again. The good news is that you can still use two click fingers to right click. Anada has two ways to right-click now.

Does It Work For You?

I am quite made to wonder why Ubuntu changed this behavior and habits? Maybe they think that two finger taps is the right way to right click. it is up to someone's habit to prefer two finger taps or right-click on the screen.

Hopefully this short way can help and answer your questions about new things that exist on Ubuntu 18.04. if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comment field below. if you like this article you can share it by click on share button below.
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