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The touchpad's click isn't working(doesn't click when tapped) on my Arch installation with Gnome; I've already installed xf86-input-synaptics. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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synclient TapButton1=1

works for me.

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This should be the accepted answer. – kodeart Jul 4 at 9:15
up vote 3 down vote accepted

System>>Mouse and enable "Click through touchpad"

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After recent upgrades to X, you may need to move some of the relevant sections in your xorg.conf into xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf.

There is a thread on the Arch boards that details the issue.

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problem solved. turns out the problem is much simpler- System>>Mouse and you enable click through touchpad :) Thanks anyway – Samrat Man Singh May 1 '11 at 13:27
@Samrat You should post that as an answer and accept it – Michael Mrozek May 18 '11 at 16:25

In Gnome 3:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad tap-to-click true
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