Touchpad differences

Button/link selection

When trying to click links on Linux, it's not uncommon for the cursor to slide barely off the link when thumb attempts to tap. Why?

  • macOS: nothing

  • Linux: moves over ~3% of screen

  • Drag same sideways thumb back to the right, about 2x speed, afterwards

  • macOS: nothing

  • Linux: darts back right further than the original left movement


Edge issues

  • Place finger halfway between being on touchpad and outside of it, then drag inward

  • macOS: cursor begins movement after finger is fully within touchpad area

  • Linux: cursor never begins moving