Please implement Click-lock

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sun Sep 20 08:59:20 UTC 2015

Am Sonntag, den 20.09.2015, 02:18 +0200 schrieb Markus M.:
> There are quite a lot of similar solutions, but none does exactly what
> Windows Click-lock does and there's no other good way, nobody on QA
> sites seemed to be satisfied with these, including myself. As this is
> to simplify input, especially for those who need accessibility
> features, the current solutions are too hard to use.

the mousedev Xorg driver has a "DragLockButtons" option, that will keep
the button pressed if you move the pointer while pressing.
the synaptics Xorg driver has a "ClickTime" option that allows to adjust
the duration of a touchpad click regardless of movement. I wonder if you
could not just port either of that code over to the Xorg mouse/evdev
driver and make it configurable via xinput in the a11y settings ...


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