a small utility to assist in setting usage modes of laptop-tablet devices
- automatic palm rejection when using stylus
- automatic disable/enable of touchpad and nipple when device toggled between laptop and tablet states
- manual control of display orientation and input devices
This utility requires X11.
sudo apt install python-qt5 sudo pip install python_spin
To set up globally a Linux desktop launcher with icon, execute the following:
sudo wget --content-disposition -N -P /usr/share/icons/ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wdbm/spin/master/python_spin/static/spin.svg sudo wget --content-disposition -N -P /usr/share/applications/ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wdbm/spin/master/python_spin/static/spin.desktop
This utility can be run in its default graphical mode or in a non-graphical mode. The graphical mode is engaged by running
while the non-graphical mode is engaged by using the option
There are other options which are described by
By default, this utility disables the touchscreen on detecting the stylus in proximity and it changes between the laptop and tablet modes on detecting toggling between the laptop and tablet usage configurations. These default behaviours are provided by both the graphical and non-graphical modes of this utility. This utility should be initiated in the laptop usage configuration.
|computer model||operating system and setup||comment|
|ThinkPad S1 Yoga||Ubuntu 16.04 (X11, Unity)||working|
|ThinkPad S120 Yoga||Ubuntu 16.04 (X11, Unity)||working|
|ThinkPad Yoga 14||Ubuntu 16.04 (X11, Unity)||possibly working with some reduced functionality|
|ThinkPad Yoga P40||Ubuntu 16.04 (X11, Unity)||possibly working|
There is an experimental acceleration control included which is deactivated by default. It can be activated by selecting the appropriate button in the graphical mode.
Under consideration is state recording in order to avoid execution of unnecessary commands and better handling of subprocesses.