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Define and Implement Default Settings for Touchpad
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LXQt 0.14 introduced more fine-tuned touchpad support. We should have some sane default settings for it.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Mar 30 2019, 2:53 PM
tsimonq2 triaged this task as High priority. added tap to click.
Any other option should be changed?

wxl added a subscriber: wxl.Apr 6 2019, 10:59 PM

I violently loathe tap to click. However, I know it is often requested and is something you find on Windows machines by default (but not Macs, I might add), so I can live with it.

  • Natural scrolling should, most certainly, remain off. Every time I touch a modern Mac, it makes me want to throw it across the room.
  • Tap to drag seems confusing to me if we also have tap to click.
  • I'm a *huge* fan of two finger scrolling and don't know what I'd do without it. I actually use it for horizontal and vertical, too.

I understand that all that is already on default. It would be good to test it, needs to be on bare metal.
Or should we also put that as our own default in case upstream changes it?

wxl added a comment.Apr 9 2019, 12:33 PM

I like explicit configurations as there's no question as to what the default is and whether or not it matches expectations.

Also re: our IRC discussion, we need a libinput-compatible solution, as D1: Set tap to click as default for touchpad seems to only support synaptics, at least judging by the name of the configuration option. libinput should support essentially everything that's not bleeding edge. synaptics is basically in "maintenance mode" which is to say it's deprecated. The author/maintainer of libinput is the author/maintainer of synaptics, so when I say it's dropped, it's dropped.

hmollercl added a comment.EditedApr 9 2019, 3:44 PM

there are 2 lines with tappingEnable