Bug 1030700 - Enable one-finger tapping by default
Enable one-finger tapping by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-14 20:11 EST by Mustafa Muhammad
Modified: 2013-11-15 09:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-14 20:32:38 EST
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Description Mustafa Muhammad 2013-11-14 20:11:37 EST
Description of problem:
Tapping (tap with one-finger) is not transalted into clicks, this is very disturbing and counter-intuitive, please enable it by default.

I know I can enable it but it is much better to enable it by default for the usability to all the users.

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F18, F19, F20, Rawhide

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Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2013-11-14 20:32:38 EST
The default is set by the Synaptics driver itself, kcm_touchpad does not change the systemwide default there. And I must say I agree with the decision by xorg-x11-drv-synaptics upstream. Tapping is a recipe for misclicks, that's what the touchpad buttons are for. (And for buttonless touchpads, as far as I know, the driver does enable tapping by default.) I always find myself accidentally tapping when trying to move the pointer on a touchpad with tapping enabled. It can also trigger misclicks when you accidentally touch the touchpad.
Comment 2 Mustafa Muhammad 2013-11-15 08:17:53 EST
Can we at least ask users (or developers at the dev mailing list) about their opinion (RFC), I really think most people want it to be enabled by default.
Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2013-11-15 09:27:13 EST
IIRC, we already had a heated discussion about that on the Fedora devel mailing list. There was no consensus either way, and so we kept the upstream default.

IMHO, having tapping enabled by default on a touchpad with buttons would not be intuitive at all.

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