Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1030700
Enable one-finger tapping by default
Last modified: 2013-11-15 09:28:06 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F18, F19, F20, Rawhide
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
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.
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.