Karmic touch pad request

Aaron C. de Bruyn ubuntu-devel at darkpixel.com
Sat Sep 26 23:55:59 BST 2009

I'll second this.  I've been testing Karmic for the last few weeks on my
laptop which usually sits at my desk with a standard USB mouse attached.

I recently grabbed the laptop so I could sit on the couch and watch a movie
while working.  The laptop is an ancient Presario 2100.  The left mouse
button didn't work.  Tapping the pad didn't work.  I thought the
touchpad buttons were dead.

After 5 or 10 minutes, I remembered this post and realized the default setting
for tapping is 'off'.  Lame.


On 2009-09-25 at 16:42:54 -0700, Erik Andersen wrote:
> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:42:54 -0700
> From: Erik Andersen <erik.b.andersen at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Karmic touch pad request
> From what I've read, I sounds like karmic will not have touchpad's tap to
> click enabled by default. I would like to put my vote in for having it
> enabled by default and also having the touchpad disabled by default when you
> are typing. (Such an option does exist in karmic)
> Here's why I think it should be that way:
> In windows, the default is to click when the touch pad is tapped. That means
> that most likely new Ubuntu users that try karmic will think that Ubuntu (or
> Linux for that matter) doesn't work properly with touch pads.
> As far as experienced users, some don't like tap to click, but they are
> experienced users, and are probably used to turning it off.
> Also, look at the numbers on this brainstorm idea. Brainstorm
> Link<http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/3958/>At the time of writing
> this email, 88 said they supported having tap to
> click on by default, 1 person said they didn't care, and 11 wanted it off by
> default. That's 88 percent in favor of having tap to click on by default!
> As far as disabling the touch pad while typing, it will solve the most
> common reason people turn the touch pad off. At the same time, I think it
> would be pretty hard physically to use the touch pad and keyboard at the
> same time and most programs wouldn't require require you to do this anyways.
> On top of that, this feature could also be turned off by advanced users. So
> that way, we would (hopefully) have a win-win situation.
> Thanks,
> Erik
> <http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/>

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