[Question] About keybord and touchpad interaction within X

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Sep 22 22:49:33 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 01:22:37PM +0800, JJ Ding wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Notebooks usually have a touchpad as the default pointing device, and it
> is most often placed just below the keyboard. This makes typing
> sometimes annoying because users might touch the touchpad
> unintentionally and cause the cursor to move away from your current
> window or accidentally make the desktop or other windows active.
> Although some touchpads have the capability to sense palm actions, I
> think palm detectoion is often not enabled by default, or just
> unavailable. So is there any method to make X disable touchpad when
> typing, or any API so I can write a program for this functionality?
> Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much.

syndaemon(1), should be part of the xf86-input-synaptics

fwiw, synaptics has palm detection too, though whether it works is a
different question.


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