If you want to disable the scroll areas remove any occurrences of the
following from the corresponding InputDevice section of your
Or, if they're not present (maybe HAL is adding them) you can probable
disable the behavior with:
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "0"
If you just want to disable your touchpad while you're typing, take a
look at synclient.
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 11:40 AM, <ollie at eillo.org> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I'm using Linux Mint with Gnome on my Dell Vostro laptop.
>> The touchpad has a virtual bar across the bottom and right hand side for scrolling
> in windows and its driving me insane as I always brush it accidentally with my
> thumb when typing casing the cursor to jump around.
>> Does anyone know of a way to disable this feature?
>> Its driving me insane.
>> I can turn off the whole touhpad:
>>http://hattory.blogspot.com/2008/03/disable-touchpad-while-typing.html>> but i only want to disable the scrolling feature.
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