Enable tapping by default

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Tue Nov 18 11:10:48 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> Mustafa Muhammad <mustafaa.alhamdaani at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Björn Persson <bjorn at rombobjörn.se> 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. 

Not true - for many users it's just broken. Or better, that Linux thing
is broken :).

It's always the first thing I have to setup for my wife or explain to
other people when they're using my laptop.

Just saying, I really don't mind if it's on or off by default :))).


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