a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the touchpad when the keyboard is being used.
see also :
Xorg - synclient
[-i idle-time] [-m
poll-inverval] [-d] [-p
pid-file] [-t] [-k]
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touchpad while typing avoids unwanted movements of the
pointer that could lead to giving focus to the wrong
How many seconds to wait after
the last key press before enabling the touchpad. (default is
How many milliseconds to wait
between two polling intervals. If this value is too low, it
will cause unnecessary wake-ups. If this value is too high,
some key presses (press and release happen between two
intervals) may not be noticed. This switch has no effect
when running with -R. Default is 200ms.
Start as a daemon, ie in the background.
Create a pid file with the
specified filename. A pid file will only be created if the
program is started in daemon mode.
Only disable tapping and scrolling, not mouse movements,
in response to keyboard activity.
Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard
Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.
Use the XRecord extension for detecting keyboard
activity instead of polling the keyboard state.
It doesn’t make much sense to connect to a remote X server,
because the daemon will then monitor the remote server for
keyboard activity, but will disable the touchpad on the local
Specifies the X server to contact.
If syndaemon exists with a return code other than 0, the error
encountered is as below.
Exit code 1
Invalid commandline argument.
Exit code 2
The connection to the X sever could not be established or no
touchpad device could be found.
Exit code 3
The fork into daemon mode failed or the pid file could not be
Exit code 4
XRECORD requested but not available or usable on the server.
synclient , synaptics
This man page was written by Mattia Dongili