Believe it or not, this is the first time I'm using a laptop with a trackpad (until now, all my laptops have been Thinkpads, and I've always disabled the trackpad on those. However, my T61p was showing its age, so I got me a Dell XPS 9550).

The problem: the roots of my palms (the thenors) keep touching the trackpad and moving the cursor. I could potentially change my typing habits and not rest my hands on the laptop, but is there a software way of disabling the upper corners of the trackpad?

  • Try sudo synclient TouchpadOFF=1 Jul 19, 2016 at 20:13
  • @AlcuinArundel Wouldn't that completely disable the entire touchpad until it's manually re-enabled? It seems JayEye wants to only disable the upper corners (or possibly disable the trackpad only while typing) Jul 19, 2016 at 22:33
  • Yes, I missed the "upper corners" part. Jul 19, 2016 at 22:34
  • Here's a solution you could try: reddit.com/r/kde/comments/30rdwb/… Jul 19, 2016 at 22:42
  • I don't want to disable tap-to-click.
    – JayEye
    Jul 26, 2016 at 3:02


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