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Bug 738968 - wayland: pointer left behind when using touch
wayland: pointer left behind when using touch
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-21 21:51 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2015-06-02 16:28 UTC
See Also:
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Description Matthias Clasen 2014-10-21 21:51:53 UTC
From testing a 3.14.1 wayland session:
When using my touchscreen, the mouse pointer stays visible. It doesn't follow my touches either, but just hangs there, awkwardly.
Comment 1 John Kapri 2014-12-21 23:24:17 UTC
I can kind of confirm this. The mouse cursor indeed is stationary while I move my finger across the screen. But I think that's because it's treated as another pointer rather than setting the mouse pointer's position.

You can try this by opening the app drawer and moving your finger across some apps while you hover your mouse over some others. It's kind of mindblowing actually! Still, it's kind of distracting.
Comment 2 Carlos Garnacho 2015-06-02 16:28:46 UTC
This is no longer an issue on gnome 3.16. There's evidently no pointer emulation on touch events in wayland, but the pointer will be conveniently hidden when using a touchscreen.