Cursor Jumps Around Screen :: Linux Annoyances

Heard lot of compliants about this strange case. The cursor seems to jump to different location on the screen while typing in OpenOffice on Ubuntu Linux laptops. I haven't faced this problem before. Perhaps checking 'Disable touchpad while typing' Touchpad setting in Mouse Preferences would fix this issue.

Ubuntu Mouse Preferences, touchpad settings

You can also use the following command to enable this setting from commandline. gconftool --toggle /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/disable_while_typing


  1. which version of ubuntu are u using. i dont see any option like "disable while typing" in mouse preferences. i am using ubuntu 9


  2. @ganesh that screenshot was taken with Ubuntu Karmic Alpha.

    Updated the post with a command line method to enable this option

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