Enable tapping by default
ablu.erikschilling at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 15:08:23 UTC 2014
On 18 Nov 2014 05:56, "Peter Hutterer" <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:16:26AM +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
> > 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-
> > >> 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
> > >> 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),
> > > spurious button events that make the desktop feel buggy.
> > > * if you do know what tapping is and you want it, you usually know
> > > enable it, or at least you can search for it.
> > Well, in practice most users just think it's broken.
> and you have references for "most"?
Not really reading the mailing lists too much, but this thread made me
remember that on my laptop, when I found that tab to click does not work I
assumed that the Linux drivers for my device are simply bad... Over the
time I just got used to hitting the special button... (I only tweaked the
config to some when get multi touch scroll working)
But well I can only speak for myself, but I found it irritating.
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