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Re: Disabling touchpad on laptop



Em Segunda 22 Janeiro 2007 07:01, Dotan Cohen escreveu:
> On 22/01/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> > > On 22Jan2007 04:06, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
> > > | I've got a Dell 6400 / E1505 laptop. The great engineers at Dell put
> > > | the touchpad so close to the keyboard that I'm hitting it every five
> > > | minutes by mistake. Is there and _easy_ way to enable/disable it?
> > > | Like a keyboard shortcut, hardware button, or panel applet (KDE)?
> > >
> > > On ThinkPads I turn this off in the BIOS settings. Maybe you can do
> > > this on your Dell.
>
> That would not work as I must reenable it to mouse around. (What is
> the correct verb in English?)
>
> > You can use the gsynaptics or ksynaptics app to configure the touchpad in
> > GNOME or KDE (assuming it's Synaptics compatible).
>
> Thanks. I installed ksynaptics via yum, but how can I access it?
> Typing ksynaptics at the command line gives me a "command not found"
> error, and I don't see it anywhere in Kcontrol.

I don't have my notebook with me right now, but it's in KControl, under 
Peripherals, I think. Ksynaptics is great, it can even disable the touchpad 
automatically when you start typing and reenable it back right after you 
stop. It also may be added to the systray so you can easily enable or disable 
the touchpad manually if you want to.

[]'s
Marcelo


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