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Enable touchpad "tap click" by default

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It seems in SUSE 11.3 the default setting was changed so that the touchpad no longer accepts tapping to click. At first I thought I had a driver issue or something was messed up.

This is silly since everyone expects tapping the touchpad to result in a click, not to be ignored. One of the issues I think people have coming over to linux or even seasoned users such as myself is annoying or silly defaults. Right after installing SUSE I go through and change a load of settings, obviously much of which is user preference, but I have to be believe most settings I change to what people expect. Regardless enabling tapping on the touchpad is something we need.


icons/user_comment.png B. K. wrote: (7 years ago)


BTW, how do you change the setting?

icons/user_comment.png J. P. wrote: (7 years ago)

make sure you have ksynaptics installed. Then go to systemsettings, input devices, touchpad. :D

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

Installed 11.4 just yesterday and was annoyed by this throughout installer and during initial run. This is just a plain bad default...we shouldn't disable expected functionality. Should be simple to change.

icons/user_comment.png R. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

also a closed issue that requested the reenabling of the tapping that you might consider voting on : https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554884

Last change: 16 months ago
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