I have a laptop with a small touchpad and my palms are never close to it
It creats dead edges and makes the driver unusable for me. Luckily xf86 synaptics is still available but I fear it won’t be in the future
The official libinput documentation states that palm detection is always on but surely there’s a way to kill it
Option “DisableWhileTyping” " bool "
Indicates if the touchpad should be disabled while typing on the keyboard (this does not apply to modifier keys such as Ctrl or Alt).
and there is also
I’ve turned off disable while typing before and it didn’t get rid of the dead zone around the edges or as they call it “exclusion zone”
I’ll look into synclient