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Bug 1514081 - Disabling touchpad while typing does not work on T450s
Summary: Disabling touchpad while typing does not work on T450s
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-16 15:41 UTC by Havoc Pennington
Modified: 2017-11-16 19:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-16 19:35:19 UTC

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Description Havoc Pennington 2017-11-16 15:41:48 UTC
(I know this is not filed on the right component but I don't know which component actually does this so hoping someone can move it)

I have /org/gnome/desktop/peripherals/touchpad/disable-while-typing set to true and while I'm typing I am getting tons of accidental clicks and touchpad events. While typing my insertion point jumps around or I lose focus depending on where the pointer is when the accidental click happens.

This is on a T450s.

My goal is to avoid accidental clicks while typing; fixing this or #1514077 or #1514079 would solve it for me, but for laptops without a trackpoint I guess this "disable while typing" feature is the only way.

I didn't notice this on Fedora <27 because I had the touchpad disabled.

Thank you

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2017-11-16 19:35:19 UTC
Update: the "disable touchpad" switch and related options weren't in my control center, but on suspend/unsuspend they re-appeared. It seems the desktop temporarily believed I had no touchpad hardware and so couldn't apply settings to it. So there's still some sort of bug where it can lose the touchpad, but disable-while-typing may well work when the desktop knows the touchpad exists.

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