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KDE System Tool

Score 81%

Link:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  1939
Submitted:  Jul 1 2007
Updated:  May 13 2010


TouchFreeze docks in your system tray (KDE/Gnome) and disables button click events while typing.
It's similar to ksynaptics if you know that but more simple.

  • no configuration of the touch pad

  • ksynaptics ranks high on powertop

  • no additional dependencies but Qt4

  • Please read http://qsynaptics.sourceforge.net/index.html for more information!


  • initial release

  • 0.2 pre
  • dropped Xevie (too buggy, too insecure)
    read my post on the mentioned homepage

  • 0.2
  • Pau Garcia i Quiles patch adds an "enable" menu entry"

  • cleanup for getting it in Intrepid

  • 0.2.1
    adding GPL3 license to each source file (important for packaging)

  • improved UI

  • driver version detection

  • option to bypass typing delay completely

  • 0.2.4
  • patch sent by Kel Modderman fixes segfault with newer Qt versions

  • 0.2.5
  • patch send by Jon Nelson fixes buggy path of synclient binary which could cause segfaults under certain distros esp. SuSE

  • LicenseGPL
    Source(TouchFreeze 0.2.5)
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     starts twice

     by bve on: Jun 24 2008
    Score 50%

    Great app, thanks a lot. But if I put it in .kde/Autostart it starts twice if it ran the session before. Is there another way to ensure that it starts automatically with the start of kde?

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     Re: starts twice

     by katakombi on: Jun 24 2008
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    yes just dont put it in the autostart folder.
    as long as it keeps running until your logout, it will be restarted.
    shouldnt that be the desired behaviour?

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     Re: Re: starts twice

     by bve on: Jul 2 2008
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    Yep, thanks, that does the trick!

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     high cpu load

     by bve on: Apr 29 2009
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    is it normal that thouchfreeze ranks as high in top? I get always 5 to 20 % CPU load from touchfreeze (on a quite fast Core 2 Duo)


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     Re: high cpu load

     by bas89 on: Nov 21 2009
    Score 50%

    Got the same issue.

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     by OdinEidolon on: Jan 24 2010
    Score 50%

    Nice app, on my pc it does not use much CPU.However it does not seem to work for me: when run as root->

    start typing
    Float properties not available.
    stop typing

    It does not deactivate the touchpad when writing.
    when run as user it gives me the seg fault, which I see has been fixed in the latest release. But the other problem?I'm on 0.2.3 and 1.2.1 touchpad drivers, with latest Qt

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     Re: Problem

     by katakombi on: Jan 26 2010
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    does synclient work for you?
    run synclient TouchPadOff=1 to disable and 0 to reenable the touch pad
    If it fails then you are suffering of a driver or configuration problem.

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     Re: Re: Problem

     by OdinEidolon on: Jan 26 2010
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    Thanks. Yes, the described procedure works, but what should I do with it? Is it only to check drivers work properly?

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     [Patch] To build with gold linker

     by johu on: Jan 30 2012
    Score 50%

    --- TouchFreeze.pro
    +++ TouchFreeze.pro
    @@ -3,3 +3,4 @@
    SOURCES+=main.cpp TouchFreezeApp.cpp TouchFreezeUI.cpp SynDaemon.cpp
    HEADERS+=TouchFreezeApp.h TouchFreezeUI.h SynDaemon.h Version.h

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