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NAME

syndaemon – a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the
touchpad when the keyboard is being used.

SYNOPSIS

syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-m poll-inverval] [-d] [-p pid-file] [-t] [-k] [-K] [-R]

DESCRIPTION

Disabling the touchpad while typing avoids unwanted movements of the
pointer that could lead to giving focus to the wrong window.

OPTIONS

-i
How many seconds to wait after the last key press before
enabling the touchpad. (default is 2.0s).

-m How many milliseconds to wait between two polling intervals. If
this value is too low, it will cause unnecessary wake-ups. If
this value is too high, some key presses (press and release hap‐
pen between two intervals) may not be noticed. This switch has
no effect when running with -R. Default is 200ms.

-d Start as a daemon, ie in the background.

-p Create a pid file with the specified filename. A pid file will
only be created if the program is started in daemon mode.

-t Only disable tapping and scrolling, not mouse movements, in
response to keyboard activity.

-k Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.

-K Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.

-R Use the XRecord extension for detecting keyboard activity
instead of polling the keyboard state.

-? Show the help message.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
DISPLAY
Specifies the X server to contact.

EXIT CODES
If syndaemon exists with a return code other than 0, the error encoun‐
tered is as below.

Exit code 1
Invalid commandline argument.

Exit code 2
The connection to the X sever could not be established or no
touchpad device could be found.

Exit code 3
The fork into daemon mode failed or the pid file could not be
created.

Exit code 4
XRECORD requested but not available or usable on the server.

CAVEATS
It doesn’t make much sense to connect to a remote X server, because the
daemon will then monitor the remote server for keyboard activity, but
will disable the touchpad on the local machine.

AUTHORS
Peter Osterlund .

This man page was written by Mattia Dongili

SEE ALSO

Xorg, synclient, synaptics(4)

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