On 28-04-18 00:45, Chris Murphy wrote:
On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Adam Williamson
> On Sat, 2018-04-21 at 10:09 -0700, Link Dupont wrote:
>> 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.
> Here is one thing that *VERY BADLY NEEDS EXPLAINING*:
> 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.
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.
So there are 2 possible explanations for why you are / your laptop is
not affected by this:
1) You've once upon a time changed the setting in gnome-tweak-tool,
so it is no longer at its "default" value (which now changed) but
pinned to the value you've chosen
2) Linux does not properly recognize your touchpad as a touchpad
so it is running in mouse emulation, since you also wrote:
(And off topic but I do *not* like that very prominent HURT ME
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!)
2) seems unlikely, because in mouse-emulation mode that button
would not hurt you. Note there is a good rationale for having that
button, some people seriously like touchpads only use the trackstick
or always carry an actual mouse with them.
Note many laptop keyboards have a hotkey to toggle the touchpad on and off,
to accommodate such users. This hotkey effectively toggles the option behind
that slider, so the slider is mostly there for people without the hotkey.
FWIW I personally I'm not in favor of the change of the default from
the tried and trusted PC / windows standard button-areas behavior to
the mac click-finger behavior. I've stated as much in the GNOME bug about