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Disabling Touchpad Tap-to-Click

There does not seem to be an easy way to disable the touchpad tap-to-click functionality these days, and the default sensitivity is far too high. Adding the following file seems to have turned things off for me. I rebooted for the changes to take effect, but restarting hald and the display manager would probably have been enough.

$ cat /etc/hal/fdi/policy/synaptics.fdi
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
 <deviceinfo version="0.2">
   <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
    <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapTime" type="string">0</merge>

It would be nice if there were a way to toggle this functionality on the fly without enabling SHMConfig, but I am not interested enough in this problem yet to investigate further.

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