A point to consider is that not all touchpads look the same and behave
the same. Hardware manufacturers do use their freedom of physical design
decisions to drive the user into a natural interaction that fits their
vision. By not having visible buttons and requiring significant force
for physical clicking, touch tends to feel more natural (as in the
While not a "significant restriction", the software view is often much
simpler than the variety of real hardware outside. This poses rather an
inconsistency, and the system does not notify the user about the change
of interaction paradigm. This also appears new and inconsistent in
comparison to other widespread desktops (Unity) where such enforcements
are not active.
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Trackpad tap does not work in GDM
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