tap-to-click feedback

Sebastian Silva sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Thu Apr 15 10:34:02 EDT 2010

BTW how do you disable it?
There is a thread about the subject currently on OLPC-Uruguay.



2010/4/15 Sebastian Silva <sebastian at fuentelibre.org>

> We saw this issue in our work with the Cantagallo comunity school
> here in Lima. Tuukka and Kaisa saw it in the teacher training they
> attended, it seems to be very confusing for new users, who have
> never used a touchpad before (they tend to touch the pad gently
> and briefly, obtaining a click instead of moving the pointer).
> I think more testing should have gone into this before
> deploying it!
> Cheers
> Sebastian
> 2009/10/22 Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org>
> Just wanted to communicate an experience from the deployment here:
>> A while back, we (OLPC + community) discussed the behaviour of the new
>> XO touchpads which have tap-to-click on by default. We debated
>> including the fairly large software changes to be able to disable this
>> functionality with the interest of retaining the behaviour of the old
>> touchpad. We decided against it and shipped software with tap-to-click
>> enabled, in hope that it wouldn't cause problems and users would
>> adjust.
>> Well, in my 3-4 months here in Nepal I've heard repeated cries for
>> disabling this, since it is causing confusion for children and
>> teachers in the schools. Really I think the biggest issue is that they
>> press it by accident while typing or making other motions and have no
>> idea why the screen has changed significantly (they don't understand
>> that it's because they clicked, or that their hand was near the pad).
>> Do other deployments share the same experience?
>> Daniel
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> Sebastian Silva

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