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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 pm    Post subject: Touchpad Tweaking? Reply with quote

Okay now I'm sure - the behavior of the touchpad in Windows is ever so slightly different than Linux that if you really don't look for it, you won't notice...

So the problem is when I touch the touch pad for a tap (but NOT move), in Linux the pointer more frequently moves slightly, making tap-to-click gestures very frustrating as the pointer can be more easily moved off target and sending the click to the wrong location. In windows it works significantly better, I don't accidentally move the pointer while making tap gestures to click.

Changing the move threshold is not what I want, it's only the move threshold on that initial tap that needs to be changed. If I changed the move threshold then small touch and drags would be affected as well, which is not what I want.

Also another improvement - finger lifting should slow down the movement of the pointer, is this tweakable too? Not nearly as annoying as trying to do tap to click, but nevertheless would be nice to tweak.

Anyone figure out how to tweak these settings (or even notice the difference between OS?)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Touchpad Tweaking? Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
[...] the problem is when I touch the touch pad for a tap (but NOT move), in Linux the pointer more frequently moves slightly, making tap-to-click gestures very frustrating as the pointer can be more easily moved off target and sending the click to the wrong location. In windows it works significantly better, I don't accidentally move the pointer while making tap gestures to click.

Now that you mention it I also noticed that frustrating behaviour, especially while attempting to drag window borders which happened to be extremely tiny. As the pointer moves while taping, grabbing the border *is* tough so I ended up changing to a less frustrating visual theme. I never could compare with Windows though as I only have Linux distros on my systems.

EDIT: I have no idea how to modify that behaviour.
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