Automatic Management of Notebook Touchpad Disabling

Erik Christiansen erik at
Tue Jun 6 07:55:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 01:22:36PM +0300, Tomas ??eimys wrote:
> Thanks guys, I found a solution at

Though there is no mention of it on the wiki, it is simple to have the
touchpad automatically disable when typing, and re-enable when you stop.
All that is required is to run:

syndaemon -i 1 -d          #(The default 2s delay is a bit long for me.)

Place this in System->Preferences->Sessions->Startup_Program, and
dangling thumbs will no longer hijack the cursor while you're typing.


P.S. I tried to add this tidbit to the wiki, but through several cycles
     it accepted a password for registration, but not for use. (Being
     pasted each time, there was little scope for variation.) I give up.

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