Let me give you a scenario that you may be familiar with: you own a laptop and are typing away as fast as you can and to your horror you accidentally touch the mouse pad and cause your cursor to jump somewhere else, or even into another window causing all kinds of havoc. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to disable your touchpad while you typed? To prevent all of this time wasting? Well the good news is that there is. The program that enables this functionality is known as ‘syndaemon’. All have to do is start it in the background and all of your annoying typing issues will disappear.
In Gnome, to make syndaemon run at startup do the following:
- Open a terminal and type in: gnome-session-properties
- Navigate to the ‘Startup Programs’ tab
- Click ‘Add’
- Make the ‘Name’ whatever you want, the ‘Command’ should be ‘syndaemon -d’ and the ‘Comment’ can be whatever you want.
You can see that all here:
And that was all that there was to it. I hope this helps someone.