Sunday, 21 October 2012

Disable touchpad clicking/tabbing on linux

Here is a handy trick to disable your touchpad clicking, which always happens accidentally with my wrists.

synclient -l
This lists all the touchpad features.

You can control everyoption with synclient:
$ synclient PalmDetect=1 (to enable palm detection)
$ synclient TapButton1=0 (configure button events)
$ synclient TouchpadOff=1 (disable the touchpad)