Re: Switching off "click" on a Powerbook G3 trackpad

Subject: Re: Switching off "click" on a Powerbook G3 trackpad
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Sat Aug 07 1999 - 17:36:24 MDT

Ok.. it'll be in /pub/yellowdog/devel/misc... file trackpad.c
compile it with: egcs -o trackpad trackpad.c
chown root.root trackpad and move it to /usr/bin

Then in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local add a line like:

/usr/bin/trackpad notap


On Sat, 7 Aug 1999, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Hi all,
> On my Powerbook G3 "bronze keyboard" Mac, the trackpad simulates a left
> mouse click if you tap you finger on it. It also seems to cause X to
> think the mouse click is stuck down when your finger moves too close to
> the trackpad while typing, which is irritating. Is there a way of
> switching this behavior off? I want the trackpad to move the mouse and
> button to click, nothing else.
> Anyone know if this is possible?
> Regards,
> Graham
> --
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