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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Sep 26 15:54:07 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-09-26 at 11:58 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:44:16 +0200 
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > drago01 wrote:
> > > Because some people that can actually use it (i.e I never
> > > accidentally click when trying to move the mouse; maybe you just
> > > have a crappy touchpad?).
> > 
> > On my notebook, touchpad tapping is off of course. I have this
> > problem each time I try to use somebody else's touchpad which has
> > tapping enabled. Many different touchpads, always the same problem.
> > So it's not just a particular crappy touchpad.
> > 
> I wonder if you have problem with touch-screen smart-phones as well,
> it's essentially the same thing as far as your fingers are concerned.
> As it never happened to me, it's kind of a mystery how you can
> accidentally type while moving... Also there's one nice feature on
> touchpads with tap-to-click, that you can double-tap-and-move to
> drag (and drop afterward).

When lots of people who clearly aren't complete idiots tell you
something happens to them, it's probably best just to accept that it
does, because arguing that you can't possibly see how it could possibly
happen to them is only going to make you look churlish.

It happens to Kevin, it happens to me, it happens to lots of other
people, which is why the experts in the field have set the default they
have. They didn't make it up out of thin air.
Adam Williamson
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