Tuesday, March 3, 2009

toshiba l305d-s5869 - touchpad

Synaptics touchpad fun
Xorg touchpad notes
Disabling synaptics touchpad
Touchpads or, as I call them, "random cursor placement devices" annoy me. Attempting to work on a paper where natural thumb placement means inadvertently moving the cursor from line to random line, or from word to random word, etc, brings a desire to tear-out hair.

1. Synclient In my Toshiba, I have the Synaptics pad and driver, though some will have the ALPS. The command to disable the touchpad:
$ synclient TouchPadOff=1

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