[Fwd: Turn off touchpad while typing]

William Grant wgrant at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 10 11:21:17 UTC 2008

Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> Il giorno ven, 10/10/2008 alle 07.20 +1100, William Grant ha scritto:
>> I would *hate* that. A second is a very long time in typing-time. I
>> wonder how others feel about it...
> Well, after a bit of testing I think 0.3 sec is more than enough :) and
> syndaemon should ignore the ALT key (it doesn't seem to me that it's
> configurable) because one actually uses alt+tap sometimes to move
> windows and that is made impossible by syndaemon. 

>From man syndaemon:
       -k     Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.

> Moreover, a touchpad configuration tab should be added to the mouse
> preferences, in which one can configure wether to use syndaemon or not,
> and the delay. Too sensitive touchpads are a problem for many cheap
> laptops and syndaemon would increase usability a lot.

That tab is there, but it has no ability to deal with syndaemon at this

William Grant

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