Why is not enabled TapButton of touchpad on Fedora by default?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 18 02:41:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 01:32 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Álvaro Castillo wrote:
> > I want know... Why Fedora doesn't included TapButton support of touchpad
> > by default?
> Because it's off by default in the upstream synaptics driver and Fedora does 
> not change that setting. And IMHO it's off by default for a reason; I don't 
> understand why people want that annoying "feature" at all. I always 
> accidentally click when trying to move the mouse pointer using a touchpad 
> with tapping enabled. And any remotely decent touchpad has separate buttons 
> to use.

Oh, I should also note that, IIRC, the intent is that the driver should
detect if there are no physical buttons and enable tap-to-click in this
case. So touchpads which have no buttons and are only supposed to work
with tap-to-click should be OK.
Adam Williamson
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