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Old 10-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Erratic Synaptics Touchpad - jumps to I beam position...


The mouse tends to jump to the pointer position without reason while I am typing and also can do a double tap (middle button) and therefore insert some text that I have selected elsewhere. Sometimes I think this is because I am laying my palms on the notebook body near the touchpad but I am pretty sure I am not accidently touching the pad. Nor do I think that I am accidently brushing the pad when I get the mouse jumping elsewhere suddenly in my text block - very annoying!

Anyone relate to this?

Code:
  Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier      "AppleTouchPad"
       Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SHMConfig" "on"
#       Option          "CorePointer"
       Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/appletouchpad"
       Option          "Protocol"              "event"
       Option  "LeftEdge"      "100"
       Option  "RightEdge"     "1120"
       Option  "TopEdge"       "50"
       Option  "BottomEdge"    "310"
       Option  "FingerLow"     "25"
       Option  "FingerHigh"    "30"
       Option  "MaxTapTime"    "180"
       Option  "MaxTapMove"    "220"
       Option  "MaxDoubleTapTime"      "180"
       Option  "VertScrollDelta"       "20"
       Option  "HorizScrollDelta"      "50"
       Option  "MinSpeed"      "0.79"
       Option  "MaxSpeed"      "0.88"
       Option  "AccelFactor"   "0.0015"
       Option  "SHMConfig"     "on"
EndSection
So this is an Apple MacBook Pro and the touchpad is not too bad on the whole - I would like it to be more sensitive (like the IBM ThinkPad - beautiful touchpad) and somewhat more accelerated - that maybe just settings but its worth mentioning.

I find that the touchpad is not erratic in its movement until it just jumps!

Now I have heard that there is a way of disengaging the touchpad when typing but that this is slow when reengaging the touchpad - why have I never experienced this with my ThinkPad?
 
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