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Re: Disable selecting with trackpad?

Thanks for the reply! Looking at /etc/pbbuttonsd.conf (and man
pbbuttonsd.conf), I tried the following:

TPMode                =
TPMode                = notap
#TPMode                =

It was originally:
TPMode                = drag

I have restarted after each change, with no effect. Trackpad is still selecting text.

/etc/init.d/pbbuttonsd is using /etc/pbbuttonsd.conf.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. It's hot here in Memphis, TN, USA without air-conditioning. My fingers get sticky, and the trackpad is hindering my productivity.


stephen sefick wrote:
pbbuttonsd - i just installed it on my ibookG4 and no more a trackpad selection.

Stephen Sefick

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Ross Gohlke<ross@grinz.com> wrote:

I have a Powerbook 12" 1.5GHZ. I am using XFCE as my window manager. I am
running kernel with Debian Squeeze.

Is there any way to prevent the trackpad from being used to click? When I
move my mouse across the screen with the trackpad it frequently clicks on
things and selects as I drag. My trackpad is worn out, so using a lot of
pressure doesn't work very well.

I have set Drag and Drop Threshold and Double Click Time and Distance to
maximum in Settings > Mouse > Behavior. I have also tried changing Feedback
and Threshold for both Configure and appletouch under Settings > Mouse >

I turned this "feature" off under Mac OS X. Is there an equivalent (GUI or
CLI) under Debian?

Ross Gohlke

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