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       syndaemon  - a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the
       touchpad when the keyboard is being used.


       syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-d] [-p pid-file] [-t] [-k] [-K] [-R] [-s]


       Disabling the touchpad while typing avoids unwanted  movements  of  the
       pointer that could lead to giving focus to the wrong window.


       -i <idle-time>
              How  many  seconds  to  wait  after  the  last  key press before
              enabling the touchpad.  (default is 2.0s).

       -d     Start as a daemon, ie in the background.

       -p <pid-file>
              Create a pid file with the specified filename.  A pid file  will
              only be created if the program is started in daemon mode.

       -t     Only  disable  tapping  and  scrolling,  not mouse movements, in
              response to keyboard activity.

       -k     Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.

       -K     Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.

       -R     Use  the  XRecord  extension  for  detecting  keyboard  activity
              instead of polling the keyboard state.

       -s     Use  a shared memory area to enable/disable the touchpad instead
              of device properties. WARNING: The SHM mechanism is  not  secure
              if  you  are  in  an  untrusted multiuser environment. All local
              users can  change  the  parameters  at  any  time.  This  option
              requires the driver Option "SHMConfig" to be enabled.


              Specifies the X server to contact.


       It doesn't make much sense to connect to a remote X server, because the
       daemon will then monitor the remote server for keyboard  activity,  but
       will disable the touchpad on the local machine.


       Peter Osterlund <>.

       This man page was written by Mattia Dongili <>


       Xorg(1), synclient(1), synaptics(4)