Enable tapping by default

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 14:09:42 UTC 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014, Björn Persson <bjorn at rombobjörn.se> wrote:

> Mustafa Muhammad <mustafaa.alhamdaani at gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Björn Persson <bjorn at rombobjörn.se
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > > Perhaps demonstrate that it won't cause the rest of us to click on
> > > random things by accident, instead of just thinking so?
> >
> > I didn't say that, I said, "I don't think it bothers the others that
> much".
> Then I can only conclude that you don't think it bothers people that
> much if they click on random things by accident. I know it would bother
> me, and I know one Windows user who had to disable tapping because the
> cursor kept jumping to random places in the text while she was typing.
> > It can be disabled, but we are talking about the what the default
> > behavior should be.
> Defaults should follow the principle of least surprise. A user who taps
> the touchpad and finds that nothing happens will have a good idea of
> what to look for in the settings. A user who repeatedly finds herself
> suddenly typing in the wrong place may have lots of trouble before she
> figures out that it happens when her palm gets too close to the
> touchpad. Needing to enable a feature that I know I want doesn't bother
> me much. Being forced to grope in the dark for the cause of a weird
> problem bothers me a lot.
> Things are not black and white there is a "disable touchpad while typing"
option which would solve your problem while not making the impression that
something is broken like it is now.
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