On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 12:01:20PM +0000, Erik Chakravarty wrote: > Can anybody think of a way to disable the touchpad temporarily (without > restarting X)? > > The touchpad is very sensitive under Linux it seems and keeps jumping > around documents whilst I'm typing if I accidentally brush close to it. from http://ibook.sdbk.de/ibookWiki/Configuration: Colin Leroy wrote a userspace application called mouseemu [http://geekounet.org/powerbook/files/mouseemu.tar.gz] that handles 2nd and 3rd mouse emulation as well as scroll-wheel emulation (ALT+trackpad as default). This also allows to disable the trackpad while typing which is very nice if you tend to accidentially touch the trackpad. > Ideally I'd like to map a script to switch the pad off to the Eject key, > then when I hit it again the touchpad is reenabled. Is this possible > with pbbuttonsd? Not with pbbuttonsd. AFAIR disabling the trackpad can't be done with any other tool either. If you got some time to spare you could hack mouseemu to disable/enable the trackpad via signal USR1/USR2. Johannes -- 3. The most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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