Ubuntu – Disable touch-pad while typing doesn’t work in Lubuntu


Disable touch-pad while typing doesn't work in the latest Lubuntu. So far I tried two solutions, non of them worked:

  1. Adding syndaemon -d -t line to ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and restart. (source)
  2. https://askubuntu.com/a/369366/496493

Best Answer

  • Touchpad-Indicator does the job. It is not available from official Ubuntu repositories, so you need to add one manually. To ge the latest version, run the following in a terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

    To install, run:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

    To disable touch-pad while typing, open the program and select the respective option from Preferences -> Actions.

    Finally, don't forget to add the app to the startup list. You can do this within the same program, from Preferences -> General options tab. If that does not work, you might need to add it manually through your settings menu (in Lubuntu, it should be under Preferences -> Desktop Session Settings).

    PS: some users mention a restart to make the program work.