How To Automatically Disable Touchpad While Typing On Ubuntu
I am a technical writer, so I write a lot daily. I use my Dell Inspiron Laptop for writing articles. What actually my problem is when I type without focusing on my screen, after sometimes when I look at my computer’s screen, everything is just messed up, even some lines got deleted or some windows are closed unknowingly. This is because my palm of my left hand comes in contact to the Touchpad, and the cursor often changes it’s position, and it’s collapsed the whole content. It is really annoying and worst in some cases when I am focusing too much attention on my laptop keyboard without looking at the Screen.
So, I really need a app or tweak to disable Touchpad while typing. After searching in Google a bit, thankfully, there is an app called Touchpad-indicator, which is really useful tool to automatically disable Touchpad while typing or after connecting an external mouse. If you have the same problem like me, well, this tool will definitely help you.
Touchpad-indicator is developed by Mr.Lorenzo Carbonell. It is used to show the status of the Touchpad, and to enable or disable the Touchpad.
Thankfully, the author has created a PPA to ease the installation of Touchpad-indicator in Ubuntu and it’s variants. To install it, enter the following commands one by one from your Terminal. I tested this PPA on Ubuntu 14.04, and it worked well. Not sure about, Ubuntu 14.10, 15.04 and 15.10.