Mouse and touchpad settings dialog layout

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Sun May 22 18:56:50 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Jari Rahkonen
<jari.rahkonen at> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> The tablet "pressure feel" labels seem a bit ambiguous to me. How about
> "Eraser/Tip sensitivity" instead. Or did I misunderstand the function of
> these sliders and thus prove my point? :) In any case, maybe rearrange the
> options so that Tip comes before Eraser. Not important but seems logical to
> me.

True, still figuring out which wacom settings are useful for the
interface. Esp. the button events are quite complicated.

> Also, shouldn't the "Restore to Defaults" button apply to settings outside
> the General tab as well? If it should or indeed already does, it should
> probably be moved out of the notebook. Or did you intend to have a separate
> button on every tab?

Well you cannot reset a lot of values, only the feedback (send -1),
for properties there is no way to reset them, same for the button
mapping, so what basically involves all other settings.

We could work with an Apply button and a reset to undo the changes,
but I doubt that will be any useful for input devices...

> On the touchpad tab, what does "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" mean? Tap
> to click? I'd try to think of another way to put this, possibly without the
> word "mouse".

The event is still a mouse click, however in the tooltip i can mention
you can tap the touchpad to generate a click.

> A simple UI to set the tablet working area would be nice I guess (We've got
> 16:10 screens and a 4:3 Wacom Intuos2 tablet), but I might very well be the
> only one using it. Maybe Ubuntu Studio would like one as well?

Well the defaults are already quite good in most cases, if not, very
system specific (think multi-screen setups where each screen layout
results in a different transformation matrix), so not something I'd
burn my finger on right away.


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