how to disable tap from touchpad

Ray Curtis ray at ccux.com
Wed Jun 17 15:38:11 UTC 2009


On 06/17/2009 11:19 AM, Tarun Ramakrishna wrote:
> Hi Francois,
>
> I am fresh fedora 11 user and was also searching for this setting in KDE
> to tap on my T61.  I was unable to find it in the standard admin
> utilities. However, I hunted and  found a utility 'gsynaptics' that is
> specifically meant to configure the touchpad.  (just do "yum install
> gysnaptics").
>
> Being a KDE user, I tried to see whether there was a 'ksynaptics' too.
> Turns out there we have both 'ksynaptics' _and_ a 'qsynaptics', but of
> all three, 'gsynaptics' appears to be the only one out of alpha and it
> works well. :)
>
> Best Regards,
> Tarun
>

Try looking into the BIOS to disable the tap function.

>
>
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:51 PM, Mikkel L. Ellertson

> <mikkel at infinity-ltd.com <mailto:mikkel at infinity-ltd.com>> wrote:>
>     Konstantin Svist wrote:
>      > Markus Kesaromous wrote:
>      >> Since I have an external mouse, I tape a square cardboard on the
>     touchpad.
>      >> Works for me! :) :)
>      >
>      > Some laptops have an off-switch for the touchpad. Any idea how to
>     make
>      > it turn off by default?
>      >
>     I would check for a BIOS setting. I can set my touchpad to work when
>     I have a mouse plugged in, auto-disable when I have an external
>     mouse, or disabled all the time.
>
>     Mikkel
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