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[Bug 1351772] Re: "disable touchpad while typing" doesn't work


Can confirm, can also confirm valentin's solution, although I put it in
a seperate bash script which I run at my unity session startup.

This faulty behaviour has been here for at least 1.5 years now.

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  "disable touchpad while typing" doesn't work

Status in unity-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When selecting "disable while typing" under the touchpad section of
  the "Mouse & Touchpad" preferences, nothing changes, the touchpad
  stays active while typing. I can rapidly type multiple characters with
  my left hand and continue to move the cursor with the touchpad with my
  right hand.

  I can see from my processlist that syndaemon is running with the
  following options:

   2185 ?        S      1:31          |   \_ syndaemon -i 1.0 -t -K -R

  First, the -t option isn't what's expected with this setting, it
  should disable the touchpad entirely. Also, it doesn't seem to even do
  that correctly, as I can definitely click the touchpad while typing as
  well as moving the cursor.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: unity-control-center 14.04.3+14.04.20140604-0ubuntu1
  Uname: Linux 3.14.0-997-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sat Aug  2 17:20:22 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-22 (102 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
  SourcePackage: unity-control-center
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
   activity-log-manager 0.9.7-0ubuntu14
   deja-dup             30.0-0ubuntu4

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