syndaemon

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NAME

syndaemon - a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the touchpad when the keyboard is being used.  

SYNTAX

syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-d] [-p pid-file] [-t] [-k] [-K]  

DESCRIPTION

Disabling the touchpad while typing avoids unwanted movements of the pointer that could lead to giving focus to the wrong window. This program needs SHMConfig "on" in your XOrg/XFree86 Synaptics Touchpad configuration.  

OPTIONS

-i <idle-time>
How many seconds to wait after the last key press before enabling the touchpad. (default is 2.0s).

-d
Start as a daemon, ie in the background.

-p <pid-file>
Create a pid file with the specified filename. A pid file will only be created if the program is started in daemon mode.

-t
Only disable tapping and scrolling, not mouse movements, in response to keyboard activity.

-k
Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.

-K
Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

DISPLAY
Specifies the X server to contact.
 

CAVEATS

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 machine.  

AUTHORS

Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com>.

This man page was written by Mattia Dongili <malattia@debian.org>
 

SEE ALSO

synclient(1), synaptics(5)


 

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NAME
SYNTAX
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
CAVEATS
AUTHORS
SEE ALSO

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