Ubuntu – How to lock touchpad while typing


I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron N5110. As the touch pad is a bit large in this model it’s frequently getting in my way while typing. Although I try my best to not touch it, the cursor still gets moved and ruins what I am typing.

I remember an option in the "Mouse and Touchpad" utility which let us lock the touchpad while we are typing but I couldn't find that option in this utility now.

Any clue?

Best Answer

Use syndaemon to disable while typing. Syntax is syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-d]
So something like syndaemon -i 4 -d Or, you could disable it completely with this command synclient TouchpadOff=1
Add them to your startup applications

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