I was really happy to see that the latest round of Fedora 15 updates brought something for which I’ve been yearning. On my new ThinkPad x220, the Fn+F8 toggle for turning off the touchpad now works. YAY!
My right palm often hits the touchpad when I’m typing, causing the mouse to jump elsewhere and occasionally change the focus. Now that I can hit a simple keystroke to turn off the touchpad, my life will get that much better. I have a feeling this change came in with the update of libXi, but I’m not sure. So thanks to the developers for bringing this fix to Fedora 15, whether that was Peter Hutterer or someone else.