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reikdas
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: [Solved]Disable touchpad while typing Reply with quote

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In synclient I have PalmDetect=1
gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad disable-while-typing is true

But, while typing, my palm brushes against the touchpad and moves the cursor leading to all sorts of typing errors all the time.
Is there anything else I could try to do to fix it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest you consult Arch Wiki and Gentoo Wiki beforehand, Debian Wiki is also not bad. Waiting until someone posts a link works, too ...

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Disable_touchpad_while_typing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is a laptop, they generally have a function key that will toggle the touchpad on/off. I routinely turn mine off (acer laptop) when I'm typing.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anon-E-moose wrote:
If this is a laptop, they generally have a function key that will toggle the touchpad on/off. I routinely turn mine off (acer laptop) when I'm typing.


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Toshiba laptops have that function with fn F9 or fn F5 combination.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
I suggest you consult Arch Wiki and Gentoo Wiki beforehand, Debian Wiki is also not bad. Waiting until someone posts a link works, too ...

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Disable_touchpad_while_typing


I have been looking at Gentoo wiki, seems like Arch wiki had the relevant information in this case. Ill look at it as well while debugging from now. Thanks!

Anon-E-moose wrote:
If this is a laptop, they generally have a function key that will toggle the touchpad on/off. I routinely turn mine off (acer laptop) when I'm typing.


I do have that button, but toggling my touchpad off manually every time I type is not something I am looking to do.
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