The touchpad TappingButtonMap is set to LMR by default

Hey guys,
I just installed Garuda Linux on my new laptop. I used the latest ISOs, but after a bit of tinkering, I found out that the TappingButtonMap in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf was set to LMR by default. I figured it out by randomly tapping my fingers on the touchpad, and I believe this problem isn't ubiquitous since I tested the ISO on my friend's laptop the night before my installation on mine. I tried Wayfire, KDE, Mate, and LXqt versions, and I have encountered the same issue on those ISOs mentioned above. I didn't test other ISOs, so I don't know does this issue persists in other versions.

I believe this issue is specific to this hardware:

N: Name="SYNA3602:00 0911:5288 Touchpad"

And my solution is changing /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf

    Option "TappingButtonMap" "lrm"

ref of this solution: libinput - ArchWiki

Does anyone have any idea what is the cause behind this, I'm confused because it didn't have any issue on the previous release?

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synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2

You will need the synpatics tools if they aren't installed but that command will set the tap buttons as you want just shift the number after the = until you get the combo you want.

sudo pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics

Well i guess we need to change to lrm
Edit : done

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Yes, every time I do an install for my left handed room mates setting to left handed never changes the tap which is unintuitive and annoying so you gotta break out synclient TapButton yada

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