HOWTO: Disable your touchpad while typing

posted on 03 Apr 2007 11:55 by compman in Computer
Disable the touchpad while typing avoid unwanted movements and action from your touchpad that could give focus on wrong window, wrong file and so on...

Luckily, synactics driver comes with two useful tools, namely "synclient" and "syndaemon"

First of all, you just/must edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and make sure that you put:

Option "SHMConfig" "on"

under the InputDevice Section (where your touchpad configuration is defined).

Then restart your X. just wait...

In order to get your synaptics driver configuration information, just type:

synclient -l

Ummm for more details in synclient command follow the links:

Let's focusing on "syndaemon" which is a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the touchpad when the keyboard is being used. WOW!

Just type in your TERM:


By default, it will disable completely your touchpad while typing and reactivate it after 2 seconds of inactivity. See the manpage for manually configuration.

Now, my touchpad works fine. ;)




try this software:
This software is designed for these people who use several mouse.
For example, a person uses notebook PC and installed USB mouse as well.
it can set the different work state for each mouse and quickly switch primary and secondary buttons .
My e-mail address is

#10 By voodoozm ( on 2008-01-02 09:20

#9 By Na - th (นัท) on 2007-04-13 17:49

ไม่รู้เรื่อง แวะมาสาด

#8 By inat : on 2007-04-13 13:31


#7 By Crazy Dez ! on 2007-04-09 01:14

O+HO every good

#6 By jasminey on 2007-04-04 17:50

เออ น่าลองๆ

#5 By plynoi แว่วศรี on 2007-04-04 09:38

Just kidding, man.
I'm using Luna, not Xorg nor XFree86

#4 By tk on 2007-04-04 00:46


#3 By Compman on 2007-04-04 00:30

Just find xfree86 configuration file in /etc/X11/

i forgot it's name already.

#2 By Compman on 2007-04-03 23:19

How on earth my laptop has no f**cking xorg.conf file !?

Any suggestions

#1 By tk on 2007-04-03 17:55