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

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 12:47:47 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Tomas Radej <tradej at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 09/26/2012 08:51 PM, les wrote:
>> Please, you can enable this feature if you want it, and if your touchpad
>> handles it well, then good for you. Tapping is a "feature", not a
>> characteristic of touch pad use, and as such should be accessible to those
>> who want it, but not enabled by default. Just my personal point of view.
>> Regards, Les H
> I agree with this. Unless your touchpad's buttons are broken (like mine, but
> that's beside the point), you can move around the system, no problem, and
> enable tap-to-click at will.
> The question that comes with this is if the switch is easily accessible. In
> Gnome it is (albeit it has a funny label - 'Enable mouse clicks with
> touchpad' - what's wrong with 'Tap to click'?), but it appeared only
> recently in XFCE. I don't know about other environments which we ship,
> please submit your experience.
> I don't expect much of a consensus to arise around this point, so I suggest
> we check if in the main environments, the tap-to-click setting is easily
> accessible and user-friendly. This state won't bother people who have
> problems with tap-to-click, and won't pose problems for people who want to
> have it on. I think that it's safe to assume that if the user installed
> Fedora successfully, they realize that to enable clicking with their
> touchpad, they need to go to Mouse/Touchpad settings and set it there in a
> checkbox.

The problem with your argument is that it can go with both directions.
We can have it enabled by default and in case the user is annoyed by
it he/she can turn it off.

I don't think that continuing this discussion makes much sense. There
are people who want/like it and there are some who do not ... unless
we can detect that (i.e read the users mind) we cannot find a solution
that works for everybody.

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