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Fedora 24: How to move mouse while typing?

asked 2016-07-14 14:40:55 -0600

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What do I have to change that I can move my mouse while typing, or while pushing a button f.ex. when I want to play a game. So, how can I enable touchpad while typing? I already used google and was looking in here, but could find no answer.

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I presume that you are using Wayaland. It is the default behaviour in it. You might find more information here:

For disabling, look at

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2016-07-15 00:01:58 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-07-18 01:16:28 -0600

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You can disable it at runtime with this command:

xinput set-prop "device name" "libinput Disable While Typing Enabled" 0

substitute your device's name (see xinput list), to enable set it to 1. Alternatively look in man libinput for the xorg.conf snippet to disable it permanently. That's assuming you're running X of course.

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This worled for me. But when I am trying to enable the "libinput Disable While Typing Enabled (Default) it says

    X Error of failed request:  BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
  Major opcode of failed request:  131 (XInputExtension)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  57 ()
  Serial number of failed request:  19
  Current serial number in output stream:  20

Even as root How can I change the *(Default) properties

posty gravatar imageposty ( 2016-07-18 03:11:04 -0600 )edit

the "Default" properties are the ones showing the hardware-defaults (or the ones assigned to by libinput). you cannot change those, you can only change the ones without the Default suffix

whot gravatar imagewhot ( 2016-07-18 16:53:50 -0600 )edit

Hmm, so I have to create a file that I can execute that changes the properties when I open a application that needs this properties to be enabled/disabled? SO how can I create such a file, where I write the commands in an when I open that file terminal will execute them? Is this possible?

posty gravatar imageposty ( 2016-07-19 06:55:49 -0600 )edit

you just need to copy that command into a shell script and make it executable.

whot gravatar imagewhot ( 2016-08-04 20:11:03 -0600 )edit

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