On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 4:54 PM, Adam Williamson
On Fri, 2018-04-27 at 16:45 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Adam Williamson
> <adamwill(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2018-04-21 at 10:09 -0700, Link Dupont wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've begun drafting this. I have some questions about F28 that I'm
> > > hoping some folks on this list can provide more details on.
> > *snip*
> > Here is one thing that *VERY BADLY NEEDS EXPLAINING*:
> > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=757255
> > https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.28/
> > I just upgraded my laptop to F28 and had no damn idea what had happened
> > to right click. Apparently it had changed to how Macs do it because
> > obviously Linux users expect everything to work like it does on a Mac.
> > (What?)
> Yeah I'm totally lost on this, not least of which is I'm not
> experiencing the behavior reported in the bug or the release notes.
> The application referenced in the release notes is not installed by
> default. And the application once installed doesn't have the options
> in it that the release notes says it should have.
I imagine this depends to some extent on hardware. I don't think it
applies if your laptop has *physical* mouse buttons on it somewhere,
for e.g. It also may not apply if the laptop does button emulation in
firmware or something, such that libinput can't change it.
The release notes say "all touchpads".
This is a one piece touchpad no buttons (it does click) on a skylake
HP. So it's pretty new. I'd think it'd be affected by this change
given the descriptions.
> (And off topic but I do *not* like that very prominent HURT ME BUTTON,
> labeled "Touchpad" with an on/off slider. Turning it off is for real
> and easy. Turning it back on again? Hahaha, figure it out yourself!)
Well, that's obviously there for the case where you have some other
input device and don't want accidental touches on the touchpad getting
in the way. E.g. a USB mouse, or you use the touchscreen. It's not
really *that* hard to trigger again with tab / enter if you hit it by
accident when you *don't* have an external mouse or a touch screen,
really...I guess it could stand a bit better 'don't click this without
thinking about it' labelling, though...
Sure. How about putting *that* into Tweaks? Although I've never run
into such a feature to totally disable the touchpad on macOS or
Windows so the idea there's a real need here strikes me as specious.