Touch Freeze, automatically disables touchpad while you type

If I were to rate the most annoying thing in a laptop, it would be the touchpad that always messes when I am typing. I believe this will be the case with most of the laptop users. Some laptops provide an on/off switch for the touchpad but if you are frequent switcher then this won't work for you. But as I always say, there is always a way . Touch Freeze is a small utility that stops the touchpad while you are typing thus stopping the annoyance.

If you are an Ubuntu user then you can download it from the repos directly. Use the following command to do that.

[shredder12]$ sudo apt-get install touchfreeze

Otherwise, you can download its source


Utah Botox (not verified)
February 18th, 2010 01:17 pm
Thank you for letting us know about this application. There is nothing more annoying when you are typing on your laptop and you the cursor is moved to another part of the application. Uggghh!!! I'll install Touch Freeze and see how it works on my Dell.
Lars (not verified)
February 22nd, 2011 10:36 pm
I installed Touch Freeze on my Dell Studio 1555 but it did not change a shit. Now I am uninstalling and trying again.

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