GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 738968
wayland: pointer left behind when using touch
Last modified: 2015-06-02 16:28:46 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.
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.
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.