Ubuntu touchpad annoyance

After more than six months of dealing with the Synaptics touchpad driver interpreting my hand brushing against the pad as a “click”, I found a small change to xorg.conf which will take away the sting of using a touchpad with Ubuntu/Kubuntu.

Simply add the following lines in /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the InputDevice clause for the touchpad, and restart X:

        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"            "0"

Just had to share that, it took me so long to get up the resolve to actually look for a solution …