Touchpad Stfu

This post is a quick note to keep track of a command. Specifically, the command to tell my touchpad to act right!

Few things are as annoying as having the touchpad send focus into parts-unknown while in the middle of a torrent of typing. Luckily, this, like all things in the Land o’ Linux, is configurable!

The command we need is syndaemon. This program is built specifically for the purpose of disabling the touchpad while the keyboard is in use. It is highly configurable and features many options on timing, delays and the like. For more information, see man 1 syndaemon.

I use:

syndaemon -t -k -i 2 -d 

Special thanks to the Arch Linux Wiki for being awesome as always!