This worked for me using an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop but I think it should be somewhat hardware independent.
Apparently with this version of Fedora the way the xorg conf files are arranged is different from previous versions. I tried using the Gnome options of "Disable while Typing" but it was still driving me crazy since it hopped around if I stopped typing for a second or two. Here's what I did:
Locate the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. Edit this file and add the following line:
Option "TouchpadOff" "1"So your final file will look something like this:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad catchall" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "TouchpadOff" "1" EndSection # Quirks for special touchpads # Some devices have the buttons as part of the lower edge of the touchpad. # Pressing a button moves the cursor, causing cursor jumps and erroneous # clicks. # Use the synaptics area property to work around this. Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad button overlap" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchTag "touchpad_button_overlap" Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4000" EndSection
That's it. You may need to reboot for the change to take affect.