Music performance bugged for those using touchpad laptops - easy fix possible

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  • What is your character name in New World: Cilure / Caldarec / Lousewort
  • What server/world did you experience your issue on: Aukumea / El Dorado
  • Describe the issue you are experiencing: It is impossible to complete Music Performances accurately on my machine because the laptop I am using has a touchpad where it is not possible to simultaneously right- and left-click the mouse buttons and there is no apparent remapping or secondary buttons for those inputs allowed.
  • Is this a bug? (If this is an exploit, please follow the steps here: [Dev Blog] How to Report Exploits - Updated) Yes, I would classify this as a bug, because it is a programmed flaw that makes the intended gameplay impossible on a supported machine until the issue is fixed.
  • (if a bug) How did the issue affect your gameplay: It makes it so that every time the “right-and-left-click buttons” note from music performance shows up it must always be wrong. Because I can’t hit both buttons simultaneously on my computer, there is no way to play the note correctly unless I purchase a different device to change the input (like having to buy a second mouse or something).
  • (if a bug) Were you able to recover from the issue: No. I just have to accept the wrong notes during performance.
  • (if a bug) Please include a screenshot or video of the issue that you have experienced: It is ubiquitous; in any music performance you will see the two notes required together.
  • What are the steps to reproduce the issue as you experienced: Start any music performance on a touchpad laptop and you’ll see the issue when that note comes up.
  • When did this happen? Every time I try to play music; most often roughly an hour ago (ca. 9:25 a.m. RMT 11/27/2022 on character Cilure).
    There’s an easy workaround to this bug – this workaround shouldn’t give touchpad users any unfair advantage over other players. That would be to allow a secondary input for that specific note (where two other buttons have to be hit together; for example, choosing that I have to hit G and B at once rather than left- and right-click at once to make the note work). This has already been submitted as feedback but the more I think about it, it is better categorized as a bug. Thank you!

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