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Pointer stops moving when pressing keys.(SOLVED)

Postby JackTilley on Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:46 pm

I am wondering if theres any way to get past this problem i am having with linux where my mouse pointer wont move if i am pressing keyboard keys.

this can get annoying because if i am using linux for gaming i cant use the arrow keys,

im not sure if this happens to everyone or if there is a way around it.
help appreciated thanks
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Re: Pointer stops moving when pressing keys.

Postby soccerz619 on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:27 pm

Have you checked in System > Mouse Preferences > Touchpad to see if "Disable touchpad while typing" is checked?
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Re: Pointer stops moving when pressing keys.

Postby dagon on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:42 pm

I think I see this only in java programs. If I press a key the Pointer will freeze on the touchpad. This doesn't happen while using a usb mouse. Unchecking "Disable touchpad while typing" didn't change anything.
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Re: Pointer stops moving when pressing keys.

Postby JackTilley on Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks that worked great:D
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Re: Pointer stops moving when pressing keys.(SOLVED)

Postby dlitz on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:31 pm

In my case, I had the mouseemu package installed, which was overriding the xinput settings for my Bluetooth mouse. Uninstalling mouseemu solved the problem for me.
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