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Can you switch the touchpad off (Resolved)
« on: September 18, 2013, 09:32:51 am »
Hi all,  I am running mint13 64bit on a Samsung R60 plus.

I use a mouse and find that the touchpad is an issue as I am typing is it possible to disable it?

Thanks for any clues.
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Re: Can you switch thr touchpad off
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 11:03:24 am »
I would have expected there to be a setting somewhere .. if not, try installing gpointing-device-settings
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sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
then start it with:
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gpointing-device-settings



another option would be to disable it from the command line with:
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synclient TouchpadOff=1
and re-enable it with:
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synclient TouchpadOff=0

You could add an item to the autostart list to run that command when you first log in
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Re: Can you switch thr touchpad off
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 04:26:59 pm »
I'll try these out tomorrow thanks for your help.

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Re: Can you switch thr touchpad off
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 06:00:40 pm »
No problem :)
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Re: Can you switch thr touchpad off
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 04:24:34 pm »
I used the on and off options, creating a desktop icon for both.  Works well thanks.

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Re: Can you switch the touchpad off (Resolved)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 06:49:39 pm »
no problem .. cheers for the update, and marking the topic solved :)
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