Touchpad: tap-to-click wrong for lefties

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Touchpad: tap-to-click wrong for lefties

Postby elzurdo » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:17 pm

I've encountered this problem in Linuxmint LXDE and Lubuntu. I don't know if it's a shortcoming of LXDE or is limited to the distros I've tried so far, so I thought I'd ask here.

I'm a leftie. When I set the mouse to be left-handed on my laptop, I lose tap-to-click because tapping my touchpad works like a right-click for right-handed people or a left-click for left-handed people. For a left-handed person, tapping the touch pad should act like a right-click, which would be a left-click for right-handed people.

So has LXDE not figured this out yet or did I just pick a couple of broken distros for trying out LXDE? Micro$oft figured this out long, long ago and other desktops in several other GNU/Linux distros get it right.

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Re: Touchpad: tap-to-click wrong for lefties

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:56 pm

Since I am not left handed I never would have noticed this. I changed the mouse from right hand to left hand and had the same results that you had. Interesting, I wonder if this is due to lxde.
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