As the touchpad is bigger now, when I am coding in vim, my thumbs occasionally touch the trackpad and thus move the cursor to somewhere else, which is extremely annoying. How to disable trackpad automatically when I am typing, or else how to just disable trackpad in iTerm2?

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There's no way to disable the trackpad unless you hook up an external mouse/trackpad (which may be your solution).

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Set iTerm2 -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Mouse -> Scroll wheel sends arrow keys when in alternate screen mode = No

and that disabled the annoying scroll from my thumbs while in vim.

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