tap-to-click feedback

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Thu Apr 15 17:11:34 EDT 2010

Incidentally, I think it's important to distinguish between "palm
detection" and "tap to click".

In my experience, most users who are used to tap to click, expect it
-- and get frustrated when it doesn't work.  On the other hand, I've
been using a litl webbook with tap to click enabled since leaving OLPC
-- and I can't say I've *ever* had it click when I didn't mean to.
The tap gesture just doesn't occur accidentally.

But we *do* have the palm-detection turned on, which prevents the "I
accidentally brushed the touchpad while typing" behavior, which seems
to be the real cause of most of the complaints.

In any case, discussion would be more constructive if participants
were careful to use the proper terminology --- "tap to click" and
"palm detection" -- and carefully distinguish which they like/dislike
in their comments.

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