How to Fix Right Click Touchpad Not Working in Ubuntu 18.04 - Once you installed the Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome desktop and suddenly realize that there's touchpad issue / your touchpad or trackpad right click doesn't work. Do not panic, it's not a bug!.

This is a new touchpad behavior in Ubuntu 18.04. If your laptop’s touchpad doesn’t have a physical buttons for left and right click, you have to tap with two-finger to perform right-click.

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So let me show you how to enable right-click on Ubuntu 18.04 that won’t work by the default.

Fix Touchpad Problem in Ubuntu 18.04

You have two options to make right-click (clicking on the bottom right area of the touchpad) working in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver.

Fix Touchpad Right Click Doesn't Work Ubuntu

First, you can run the following command in terminal :

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method areas

The second one, you have to install Gnome Tweaks Tool. It's available in Ubuntu Software Center. But if you prefer CLI, simply open terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command below :

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Once installed, now here are all you need to do :
  • Open the Gnome Tweaks via application menu
  • Go to Keyboard & Mouse in the sub-menu in the left menu of Gnome Tweak Tool
  • Select Area under the Mouse Click Emulation
  • No log out or restart needed

Right Click Not Working Ubuntu Linux

Hope this fixed the right click issue with the touchpad on Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. Thanks for reading!.