Bug 506972 - Proposal for improvements of gnome-mouse-properties (and related) touchpad settings
Proposal for improvements of gnome-mouse-properties (and related) touchpad se...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-mouse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pete Graner
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Reported: 2009-06-19 11:56 EDT by Jonas Wielicki
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:09 EDT (History)
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Description Jonas Wielicki 2009-06-19 11:56:21 EDT
Description of problem:
The settings you can make in the system-config-mouse gui related to touchpads are quite interesting and helpful. I have some ideas though which might be interesting.
1. While dragging around files, I noticed that the "disable touchpad while typing" function reacts on modifier keys like shift and ctrl, which is quite unsuitable when you are selecting files in nautilus or alike.
2. It would be fine if one could adjust the time after which the touchpad is reactivated. I think that the default time is a bit too long for me, I would like to lower it. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unknown option --version ;)

How reproducible:
Just enable the "Disable touchpad while typing" option in the gnome-mouse-properties application and play around with files.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the gnome-mouse-properties
2. switch to "Touchpad" tab
3. activate "Disable touchpad while typing"
4. open any file manager
5. try to select files using ctrl and shift for multiselection
6. notice that you have to wait for the reactivation delay to expire before you can select a file after having pressed ctrl
Actual results:
Touchpad gets disabled when pressing ctrl / shift.
Some less important delays caused by a not free configurable reactivation delay.

Expected results:
Flawless file selection operation because the touchpad does not get disabled by ctrl / shift.

Additional info:
thanks in advance, if this gets implemented. you fedora guys rock =)
Eh, and I hope the selected component was correct. I am not sure about this, since I did not find gnome-mouse-properties in the list.... (the script runs quite laggy here)
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