Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Touchfreeze - Freeze Laptop Touchpad While Typing

Touchpad and a pointing stick on an IBM LaptopImage via Wikipedia

Annoyed when you are typing a document and accidentally the palm of your hand brushes the touchpad, changing the position of the cursor in your document or accidentally clicking on an option. TouchFreeze is a simple utility for Windows NT/2000/XP that solves this problem. It automatically disables touchpad while you are typing text. Like syndaemon on x-windows.

I had numerous instances when while typing on my laptop my palm or the stray finger brushes on the touchpad and moves the cursor or clicks a different location of the screen. This can easily become a irritating nag for people like me who use a usual keyboard at work and the laptop at home or outside. That was when I found Touchfreeze. As its name suggest Touchfreeze will freeze or disable the system touchpad only when we are typing or using the keyboard.


This app is hosted on Google Code. In case you would like to search for some interesting open source options try searching for your application here. Sourceforge is still my first preference and continues to host some of the best open source apps.

This app has been released under the GNUGPL and the source is available.

For a spam and ad free clean system move to Open Source applications.

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