• Disable touchpad whilst typing?


    I’m using Antergos with KDE on my macbook air. I’m not finding an option to disable the touchpad whilst typing.
    Have I overlooked it?

    Thanks!

  • I’m using Antergos with KDE on my macbook air. I’m not finding an option to disable the touchpad whilst typing.
    Have I overlooked it?

    Thanks!

  • It’s been a while since I used KDE as my primary desktop so I’m not exactly sure. Have you checked in System Settings under keyboard? Mouse?

    Cheers!

  • Yeah, just click speed, mouse acceleration, etc…

    What DE do you use? Or do you use a window manager like OpenBox? Back when I had my old windows laptop, I used Arch and OpenBox. I just figured I’d give KDE a shot to see what it was all about. I’ve heard bad things about Gnome3 and so before making my own opinion of it, I opted to try KDE.

  • You can also paste this command in terminal to disable touchpad when typing. Works for me like a charm as Touchpad acts weird and jumps lines and characters when typing which is very annoying but this is an easy fix.

    /usr/bin/syndaemon -d -i 99999[/color:1fjriqvh]
    [color]SynDaemon Usage[/color:1fjriqvh]
    Usage: syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-m poll-delay] [-d] [-t] [-k]
    -i How many seconds to wait after the last key press before
    enabling the touchpad. (default is 2.0s)
    -m How many milli-seconds to wait until next poll.
    (default is 200ms)
    -d Start as a daemon, i.e. in the background.
    -p Create a pid file with the specified name.
    -t Only disable tapping and scrolling, not mouse movements.
    -k Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.
    -K Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.
    -R Use the XRecord extension.
    -v Print diagnostic messages.
    -? Show this help message.[/color]

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