Bug 76156 - Allow physical clicks in touchpad off mode
Summary: Allow physical clicks in touchpad off mode
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/synaptics (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Peter Hutterer
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Blocks: 74544
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Reported: 2014-03-14 06:14 UTC by Peter Hutterer
Modified: 2014-03-18 01:44 UTC (History)
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Description Peter Hutterer 2014-03-14 06:14:45 UTC
Somewhat similar to Bug 73158 but I'm proposing a change of the current behaviour. It's unlikely that a physical click is triggered accidentally, and the main reason for the TouchpadOff state is that we don't get accidental events while typing.

Those that disable the touchpad completely won't be able to use the top software buttons on the t440 and related series laptops. With a change to allow physical clicks we can make that useful for those users.

So the goal should be to honour physical clicks (including software buttons) in TouchpadOff state.
Comment 1 Peter Hutterer 2014-03-17 04:56:38 UTC
Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2014-03-18 01:44:26 UTC
commit dc5474964d4ec73b5c324961026e1037bb344946
Author: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>
Date:   Mon Mar 17 14:55:37 2014 +1000

    If the touchpad is in TOUCHPAD_OFF mode, allow physical clicks

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