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Re: Workaround for Ksynaptics. (Was preventing people from making a mistake)

On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 13:35 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 11:32 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > This point in this thread seems as appropriate as any to mention
> > syndaemon.  It's part of the synaptics (now xorg-x11-drv-synaptics)
> > package.  When it runs, it disables the touchpad while the user is
> > actively typing on the keyboard and re-enables it after a brief pause
> > after the user stops typing.  Sounds very neat
> Though not very practical, in practice, I've found.
> It adds delays to things, delays that are worse than useless for anyone
> who's a fast worker.  I want things to work instantly, not to have do
> something, wait, then carry on with the next thing.
> And it doesn't help you, at all, for those times in which the touchpad
> thinks you're using it, when your hands are somewhat near it, but you're
> not actually doing anything.  By the time you reach for a key to type,
> the touchpad can have plonked the cursor on some random part of the
> screen.

That's your experience.  Some other people in this thread swear by it.
I use a touchpad and I haven't found enough of a need for it to
configure it.

De gustibus non est disputandem...

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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