Setting up Archlinux: Touchpad Tapping

So… as I want to have tapping on my touchpad, i had to enable it via synclient.

I followed the instructions on .

To enable tapping i used the command: “synclient TapButton1=1”.

After that tapping worked for me… too good. So whenever i typed, i pressed a button. To fix that i had to use “synclient PalmDetect=1” and for it to work properly “synclient PalmMinWidth=8”.

After that it worked for me (on my thinkpad a275).

To make the changes permanant i had to edit the config file located in


The touchpad section config was edited like that:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
		Option "TapButton1=1"
		Option "PalmDetect=1"
		Option "PalmMinWidth=8"

So after that the touchpad was working with tapping and i could move on to config the other things.

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