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Re: Touchpad control on a PowerBook

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.

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