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


   syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-m poll-inverval]  [-d]  [-p  pid-file]  [-t]
   [-k] [-K] [-R]


   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).

   -m <poll-interval>
          How  many milliseconds to wait between two polling intervals. If
          this value is too low, it will cause  unnecessary  wake-ups.  If
          this  value  is  too  high,  some key presses (press and release
          happen between two intervals) may not be  noticed.  This  switch
          has no effect when running with -R.  Default is 200ms.

   -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.

   -?     Show the help message.


          Specifies the X server to contact.


   If syndaemon exists  with  a  return  code  other  than  0,  the  error
   encountered is as below.

   Exit code 1
          Invalid commandline argument.

   Exit code 2
          The  connection  to  the  X sever could not be established or no
          touchpad device could be found.

   Exit code 3
          The fork into daemon mode failed or the pid file  could  not  be

   Exit code 4
          XRECORD requested but not available or usable on the server.


   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)


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