Configure Delay for “Disable Touchpad while Typing” Xubuntu

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10 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    I strongly appreciated your post. This is the last issue I had with my new Sony SV-E1711C5E and Xubuntu 12.04 on it.



  2. Henrique Maia says:

    Great tip. Thanks for sharing this information. Now it’s the way I like it.

  3. Thank you, this is what I need. Hopefully XFCE may add delay configuration as a feature.

    It has been reported as an issue:

  4. John says:

    This does not work… or at least for Lenovo Thinkpads (SL510) it doesn’t.

    I *suspect* because your syndaemon settings conflict with the trackpoint settings. If you disable the trackpoint (NOT the trackpad) the trackpad button-click becomes useless. Most other laptops don’t have two separate cursor-controlling hardware devices like the thinkpad series of laptops, and I think that’s the reason why this fix fails.

  5. Pete says:

    Extremely helpful! I’m on a MacBook pro 5,5 running Arch. I spent quite a bit of time trying to track down the source of this annoying problem before finally narrowing it down to the ‘Disable Touchpad…’ setting and then stumbling upon this tip. Thank you!

  6. jason says:


    I got it working on my Thinkpad E430 by leaving off the -t.

    syndaemon -i 0.4 -K -R -d

    Everything functions as expected: keyboard-nipple; dedicated right, middle, and left mouse buttons; horizontal and vertical scrolling (two fingers and edge); tapping; and two finger tap/click.

  7. Ariel says:

    Thank you, that was very usefull and clear.

  8. Hayden James says:

    What about disabling “clicks” on the left and right click buttons?

  9. vitb says:

    Oh! Thank you. It saved my nerves 😀 I appreciate this post a lot.

  10. Bohdan says:

    Thank you very much!

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