Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input?
The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself.
Anyone got any ideas? :D
You could try using a combination of something like the following to disable strips on the sides, top and bottom of the touchpad.
To figure out what w,x,y and z would be, you'll need to know the range, or boundaries of the touchpad, which might show in the Xorg log, as in my case. I don't have a Macbook, but an example will do to illustrate the method.
To find out the touchpad boundaries, run
Now, to disable strips on both sides and at the bottom, I've added the following to autostart applications:
It took some trial and error to adjust the widths to comfortable levels, so you might what to experiment in a terminal window first, before adding it to autostart. The changes are applied instantly.