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It gets in the way. I'd like to have it disappear when I start typing, then reappear if I move it. I've heard of unclutter but it sounds like it hides the cursor after it's been "idle" for a while, which isn't what I want--I only want to hide when I'm typing. How could I do this?

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There's an open bug on this subject. Open for 11 years now. – AlikElzin-kilaka Jun 9 at 7:33

There is a setting I found in dash home when u search mouse. Click mouse and touch pad, and the is an option that is: disable touch pad when typing.

Hope this helps

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That only seems to work in gedit, for some reason... – Zelda64fan Oct 18 '13 at 17:52

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