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How do I enable touchpad while typing?

asked 2016-08-26 12:58:40 -0600

lamo gravatar image

I've wanted to play a game, but there is a problem. When I want to turn and walk at same time, I can't, because the touchpad do not work when walking. I've ridden that synclient and syndaemon can fix this, but I don't know how to use them and they require synaptics driver, and I don't know how to load driver. Can someone help me, please?

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Did you check in the "Mouse and Touchpad" configuration, then "Toucpad" tab and uncheck "Disable Touchpad while typing".

thomaswood gravatar imagethomaswood ( 2016-08-27 07:51:13 -0600 )edit

There isn't any ''Disable touchpad while typing'' entry in GNOME Settings and ''Mouse and Touchpad'' configuration do not work on other desktops, such as IceWM.

lamo gravatar imagelamo ( 2016-08-27 10:32:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-08-29 08:45:25 -0600

With the libinput driver :

In a terminal xinput list => to get the id number of your touchpad. Example : ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=12

then xinput list-props 12 => to display all options with 12 as the id from previous step. Check this line libinput Disable While Typing Enable (292): 1

To change the value : xinput set-prop 12 292 0 => no reboot required. Just test it.

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Please don't use the numbers, they're prone to change. Use the device name and the property name and it'll work the same way.

whot gravatar imagewhot ( 2016-09-01 23:15:35 -0600 )edit

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