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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 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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You can use xbanish, it does the job. Install it and run it simply like that:

xbanish
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  • Please don't post answers that consist only of a link - elaborate on the steps needed, on how to accomplish the goal by using the mentioned tool. – guntbert Feb 28 '18 at 11:17
  • I added the command that is only the name of the application. – rools Feb 28 '18 at 12:41

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