Setting up Palm Detection in Ubuntu

Ubuntu has support for palm detection but for some reason it’s not enabled by default. This makes the palm sensitivity terrible, and while typing the cursor suddenly jerks off to a different place.

Here’s how you fix it :

  • Open Startup Applications.
  • Add a new program.
  • Name it palm_detect or anything of your choice .
  • In the command section of the created program add :
synclient PalmDetect=1 && synclient PalmMinWidth=5  && synclient PalmMinZ=20
  • These were the settings that worked for me. You can play around until you find the right numbers for your device.
  • And finally, Save it. Palm_detect
  • Log Out and Log back in. Palm detection should work fine now .

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