I am running mojave (10.14.2) on a 2018 macbook. I keep accidentally hitting the trackpad while typing. None of the solutions in this question still work. Does an updated solution exist?


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The simplest solution I've found which works on any recent version of MacOS is turn off tap to click in System Preferences > Trackpad > Point & Click.

You can use this applescript to quickly toggle tap-to-click on and off. On MacOS open Applications > Utilities > Script Editor and paste the code from this script:

tell application "System Preferences"
    reveal anchor "trackpadTab" of pane "com.apple.preference.trackpad"
end tell
tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences"
    click checkbox 3 of tab group 1 of window 1
end tell
quit application "System Preferences"

Then select File > Export and save in Applications but also make sure to select File Format > Application before saving.

If you want to make it very easy to run the toggle on and off, you may want to add a custom keyboard shortcut which would just run the toggle application.

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