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Re: mouse versus touchpad, or cursor placement wars...



On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 20:38 -0800, Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Is there an easy way to get FC7 to ignore a touchpad while a mouse is
> > plugged in, then go back to using the touchpad when the mouse is
> > unplugged, automatically?
> >
> > Try as I might, I cannot stop my system from randomly doing something
> > with the touchpad while typing, even though I'm not anywhere near
> > contacting it, and the simplest solution would be to just plug in a
> > mouse.
> >
> > The laptop came with two disable touchpad hotkeys (Fn + F9, and an extra
> > special key), but naturally they don't work.  They don't actually do any
> > disabling, they just send a keypress to trigger something else to do the
> > work in software.  It's an Asus PRO31J F3JC Laptop
> 
> If you don't need tap-to-click, disabling it will solve your problem 
> once and for all.
> 
> Another solution is to ignore the touchpad for 1 second after the last 
> keypress - but this gets very annoying if you're a power user (read: 
> fast hands).
> 
> Other than this, you can check BIOS settings for disabling touchpad 
> while mouse is plugged in (but it might not work).
> 

Or check out the settings in the synaptics package documentation.

Or check out syndaemon(1).

> HTH
> 
> 
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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