3

My problem is this:

While I'm typing on my XPS13 9350, it often happens that I touch the touchpad with my palm, causing the cursor to jump around and therefore I'm typing in the wrong place from then on.

What I've already tried:

  • Turning Palm detection on in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/touchpad.conf
  • Using syndaemon -i 2
  • Using synclient to turn off the touchpad alltogether
  • Using cinnamon settings to disable the touchpad while typing

All of these actions had absolutely no effect at all.

Best case would be one of these 2:

  • I can use the touchpad to move the cursor while I'm typing but I can't click

  • Palm detect works and the touchpad doesn't even notice anything because it detects my palm correctly

Also acceptable would be:

  • As long as I'm typing the touchpad is being disabled completely

Why has nothing I've tried so far had any effect and how can I get this to work?

3

The key to disable touchpad while typing doesn't exist anymore in the Gnome registry.

First install dconf-editor -

sudo dnf install dconf-editor

then create a key in dconf editor using this command on terminal.

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/peripherals/touchpad/disable-while-typing true

It will create disable-while-typing as key and will set it to true.

This worked for me on fedora 23, Gnome 3.18. I will also work on fedora 24.

**Update:**Tested and this also works on Fedora 24.

  • this disables the trackpad but trackpad buttons are still alive :-( – lrkwz Aug 23 '18 at 10:50
  • I guess, trackpad button can not be pressed accidentally while typing without knowingly putting enough pressure on it. :-) – Om Prakash Aug 23 '18 at 11:39
2

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2316240

Aswer is here. Problem is that somehow a generic touchpad is detected even though a different touchpad is actually in use. All the commands I tried went to the generic touchpad which doesn't actually exist, so that's why nothings worked.

Tried the fix and now it's all good.

  • Thanks! A couple of years later and this answer is still awesome :) – Jeremy Apr 24 '18 at 5:34

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.