Gnome 3.28 – Click the touchpad with two fingers for right-click

After spending some time trying to figure out why my right touchpad button no longer worked, I must confess I found the reason to be rather amusing. So, it doesn’t work because the Gnome developers believe the “right way” to right-click is by using two fingers.

Gnome Tweak Tool
Gnome Tweak Tool – Keyboard and mouse settings.

On my Asus laptup, I can confirm that using two fingers with my left touchpad button indeed emulates a right-click. Thankfully the Gnome Tweak Tool makes it easy to change this behavior by selecting the “Area” mouse click emulation option.

Still, I find myself left with a simple question: Why?

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