switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..)

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Thu Dec 28 15:44:06 UTC 2017

On 27/12/17 00:26, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 26/12/17 22:14, Owen Thomas wrote:
>> I have a Dell Latitude E5570, and I know well the frustrations of
>> the Dell touchpad. I had an HP once running Windows 8 (I think?), and
>> I found the feature where the touchpad could be disabled while one
>> is typing to be very useful. So far, I have not been able to find or
>> enable the same functionality in Dell that can be used in Ubuntu.
> I have seen that, either in the BIOS settings (hunt) or in the system 
> settings, possibly while I was testing other distros (Bodhi would be a 
> good start).

I found the OS-related setting to turn off the touchpad while typing: in 
Mint it's

System Settings » Hardware » Mouse and Touchpad » Touchpad » General » 
Disable touchpad while typing

Still trying to find the web page which described where to find the 
hardware-level access.


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