Tap inserting tab is annoying, either disable or make configurable

Bug #1520423 reported by Matthew Exon on 2015-11-27
This bug affects 3 people
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Ubuntu Terminal App

Bug Description

Due to Bug #1520422 I often have to keep tapping the screen to keep the terminal awake. When I do so it enters a tab. This is pretty annoying, and sometimes it can screw up whatever I'm doing.

I don't know why anyone would find tapping the screen to enter a tab to be useful functionality. It certainly isn't discoverable (Bug #1464316). And it's very easy to bring up a toolbar which has tab on.

A single tap on the screen is far too simple a gesture to be assigned to something that may cause damage - the screen often gets tapped by accident. I think it should be removed. Possibly it could be replaced with a double tap or a two-finger tap.

It could also be made configurable. In that case, it should be possible to assign the gesture to any other command, and probably a suite of other gestures should be made available too. That's complex and needs good design, which is why my first suggestion is that it just be removed entirely.

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Bug #1520422 is now fixed

Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: New → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
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