GNOME Now Lets Mutter Handle Input Device Configuration
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 18 January 2015 at 05:19 PM EST. 5 Comments
GNOME now has support in Mutter to synchronize and apply input device settings via a session-wide configuration.

The Mutter back-ends can now handle settings for muse/touchpad handedness, mouse/touchpad acceleration, touchpad natural scrolling, touchpad tap-enabled, and touchpad enabling/disabling. Future additions will include cursor hiding/showing, touchpad disable-while-typing, touchpad edge scroll vs. two-finger scroll, horizontal scroll, touchscreen mapping, wacom device mapping, and keyboard repeat settings.

GNOME's Mutter on X11 modifies the X Input 2 settings in making these input adjustments while Mutter on Wayland communicates the changes to libinput. Carlos Garnacho did the work for improving the input device configuration under GNOME with the different Mutter back-ends.

More details via this bug report that's been tracking the work -- "Bug 739397 - Synchronize/apply input devices' session-wide configuration." These changes will be found in GNOME 3.16 that is due out in March.
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