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Old 04-23-2020, 08:00 PM   #1
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Disable touchpad while typing

I'm new to Bodhi. Just tried it for the first time with 5.1. Really liking it so far. The only thing I don't like is potentially something that is a deal killer for me though.

I can't keep from hitting the touchpad while typing. Of course that makes it really hard to be able to type effectively. Every other Linux distro I have ever tried has had the option somewhere to disable touchpad while typing. I can't find it in Bodhi anywhere though. Am I overlooking it?
Old 04-24-2020, 12:28 AM   #2
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Hello there

Touchpad indicator is a good choice for you. After installing (sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator) add it to startup applications for running in every boot.


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Old 04-24-2020, 12:55 AM   #3
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Another option for you, because I think it is preferable. Bodhi uses "libinput" which has a quite sophisticated disable while typing function for the trackpad.

First, see my post that explains how to enable natural scrolling:

You can add an extra line to 40-libinput.conf containing:

Option "DisableWhileTyping" "on"
and that will do what you need.

Some information on libinput and the DWT function:


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