syndaemon



syndaemon(1)                                                      syndaemon(1)




NAME

       syndaemon  - a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the
       touchpad when the keyboard is being used.


SYNTAX

       syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-d]


DESCRIPTION

       Disabling the touchpad while typing avoids unwanted  movements  of  the
       pointer  that could lead to giving focus to the wrong window. This pro-
       gram needs SHMConfig "on" in your XFree86 Synaptics Touchpad configura-
       tion.


OPTIONS

       -i <idle-time>
              How  many  seconds  to  wait  after  the  last  key press before
              enabling the touchpad. (default is 2s).


       -d     Start as a daemon, ie in the background.


       -t     Only disable tapping, not mouse movements, in response  to  key-
              board activity.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       DISPLAY
              Specifies the X server to contact.


CAVEATS

       It doesn’t make much sense to connect to a remote X server, because the
       daemon will then monitor the remote server for keyboard  activity,  but
       will disable the touchpad on the local machine.


AUTHORS

       Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com>.

       This man page was written by Mattia Dongili <dongili@supereva.it>


SEE ALSO

       synclient(1)



                                    0.14.0                        syndaemon(1)

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