Bug 1124896 - One-fingered tap on Synaptics touchpad brings up right-click menu
Summary: One-fingered tap on Synaptics touchpad brings up right-click menu
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-30 15:00 UTC by Joanmarie Diggs
Modified: 2014-07-30 16:01 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-07-30 16:01:16 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from evtest run in a virtual console (7.81 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-30 15:00 UTC, Joanmarie Diggs
no flags Details
lspci output (6.52 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-30 15:01 UTC, Joanmarie Diggs
no flags Details
lsusb output (47.88 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-30 15:03 UTC, Joanmarie Diggs
no flags Details

Description Joanmarie Diggs 2014-07-30 15:00:35 UTC
Created attachment 922623 [details]
Output from evtest run in a virtual console

* HP Envy laptop
* Fedora 20 + the GNOME 3.12 COPR

Steps to reproduce:
1. Enable "tap to click" in gnome-control-center
2. Launch gedit and move the pointer over the textview
3. Do a single, one-fingered tap

Expected results: A right-click menu would not appear. (And if there is text at the mouse pointer location, the caret would be re-positioned there.)

Actual results: A right-click menu appears.

Other observations: The expected behavior occurs if I do a two-fingered single tap. In addition, I really like the ability to get a right-click menu by tapping on my touchpad. Thus in my mind, this bug isn't a case of things being broken as much as it is things being backward: Two-fingered tap would be a great way to bring up the right-click menu.

Comment 1 Joanmarie Diggs 2014-07-30 15:01:36 UTC
Created attachment 922624 [details]
lspci output

Comment 2 Joanmarie Diggs 2014-07-30 15:03:00 UTC
Created attachment 922625 [details]
lsusb output

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2014-07-30 15:25:44 UTC
Right now:
1-finger tap -> right-click menu
2-finger tap -> left-click

Left/right-handed configuration didn't change anything, and I didn't see anything patently wrong in the evtest output.

Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2014-07-30 15:36:25 UTC
This sounds like you have left and right mouse buttons swapped somehow.

Is the "Primary button" options in Control Panel -> Mouse & Touchpad set to left ?

Also what is the output of:

synclient -l


Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2014-07-30 15:40:48 UTC
To be a bit more specific:

"synclient -l | grep TapButton" should say:

TapButton1 = 1
TapButton2 = 3
TapButton3 = 2

This sounds like the system somehow has the first 2 reversed. Could be there
is a stray ##-foo.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d or /use/share/X11/xorg.conf.d

Or something is mucking with the synaptics settings in another way.

Comment 6 Joanmarie Diggs 2014-07-30 16:01:16 UTC
Bastien is setting behind me. He can reproduce it now and it appears to be a gnome-settings-daemon bug. Sorry for the noise.

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