> From: Adam Williamson <awilliam@redhat.com>
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora <devel@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Date: 09/18/2012 14:57
> Subject: Re: Why is not enabled TapButton of touchpad on Fedora by default?
> Sent by: devel-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org
> On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 08:35 -0400, John.Florian@dart.biz wrote:
> > > From: Adam Williamson <awilliam@redhat.com>
> > >
> > > Oh, I should also note that, IIRC, the intent is that the driver
> > should
> > > detect if there are no physical buttons and enable tap-to-click in
> > this
> > > case. So touchpads which have no buttons and are only supposed to
> > work
> > > with tap-to-click should be OK.
> >
> > Where does my notebook's touchpad fall in this continuum?  At the
> > bottom corners of the touch-sensitive area are two "buttons" which
> > click with tactile feedback, but yet are still part of the
> > touch-sensitive surface.  In other words, the bottom corners can
> > actually be deformed/depressed.  FWIW, I enabled tap-to-click -- did I
> > just answer my own question? -- simply because my wife and I both
> > found the mouse to be moving off target too often when tried using
> > these "buttons".
> As far as evdev is concerned those are almost certainly just perfectly
> normal buttons, i.e., they send a 'button press' event. The fact that
> they also function as part of the touch-sensitive surface is probably
> irrelevant. So evdev would see your touchpad as one with buttons, and
> wouldn't enable tap-to-click.

If memory serves (which, in my case, is always questionable), that matches my experience: I had to enable the feature; it wasn't on by default.

> (I hereby include my permanent disclaimer that I'm just the idiot
> monkey, and any time someone who's not an idiot monkey comes along and
> contradicts me, you can confidently assume I'm wrong...so if ajax or
> whot or someone shows up and says I'm wrong, then I damn well am.)

Hey!  That's mine too, except you can s/ajax|whot/nearly anyone/g.

Offer void where not prohibited.

John Florian