Enable tapping by default

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at fedoraproject.org
Mon Nov 17 22:16:26 UTC 2014

On 11/18/2014 12:12 AM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 02:27:53PM +0300, Mustafa Muhammad wrote:
>> Hi, I am testing Fedora 21 beta and -like all previous versions- click
>> by tapping is off by default.
>> Several bug reports concerning this were closed as NOTABUG, but
>> tapping is useful for us (people who use it), I don't think it bothers
>> the others that much, and is on by default in most operating systems
>> and Linux distributions.
>> What can we do to make this happen?
> This comes up every couple of versions, so here is the reasoning for
> disabled by default:
> * if you don't know that tapping is a thing (or enabled by default), you get
>   spurious button events that make the desktop feel buggy.
> * if you do know what tapping is and you want it, you usually know where to
>   enable it, or at least you can search for it.

Well, in practice most users just think it's broken.

You forgot one case though.

* If you know what tapping is and you don't want it (enabled by
default), you know where to go to disable it.

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