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

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 15:42:47 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 5:39 PM, Till Maas <opensource at till.name> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 02:47:47PM +0200, drago01 wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Tomas Radej <tradej at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
> It is easier to enable something that is missing than to disable some
> annoying behaviour whose cause is unknown. For example if you miss
> tap-to-click, you know what you need to search for to enable it. If the
> touchpad behaves strange because of accidental clicks, it is not that
> clear whether this is a bad setting or a hardware or software defect.

Not buying that. If you tap and nothing happens you may also think
that something is broken "why does my touchpad not work" ... this is
even more likely then your scenario.
So this argument is flawed as well.

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