[Fwd: Turn off touchpad while typing]

William Grant wgrant at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 9 20:20:43 UTC 2008

Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 09/10/2008 alle 16.16 +1100, William Grant ha scritto:
>> hal-set-property isn't very useful here, but xinput can be used to
>> change things without SHMConfig. While travelling this morning I added
>> input device property support to syndaemon -- it turned out to be a
>> rather larger job than I expected, but AFAICS it is fine.
>> Install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics from my PPA
>> (https://launchpad.net/~wgrant/+archive) to get this version. With it
>> installed, syndaemon should be usable without manual device
>> configuration. Please complain about anything that's broken with it.
> I tried this and it works well. I think that "syndaemon -t -i 1.0"
> should be added to the default session. This only disables tapping and
> scrolling for one second when you are typing, and the "-t" switch avoids
> that alt+click gets disabled which would be annoying.

I would *hate* that. A second is a very long time in typing-time. I
wonder how others feel about it...

William Grant

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