Disable laptop touchpad

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at web.de
Mon Feb 1 17:20:34 GMT 2010


On Monday 01 February 2010, Chris Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> > If that is a synaptics touchpad, check dmesg to see how it signs
> > in, there is a utility by the same name that sits in the dock
> > that can enable or disable that touchpad.  First thing I
> > install after a fresh install on my lappy.
> 
> Just out of complete and utter curiosity, why do you guys need to
> do this at all. I mostly use an external USB mouse as well with
> my laptop, but I have never disabled the touchpad. It is
> convenient for the 1% of the time I don't have the external
> mouse. I've never had any sort of issue with both active at once
> so I'm just curious as to why all the effort to turn it off ...

If you are writing a lot, it's gonna become a real PITA to re-
position the cursor every single time you brush the touchpad. 
Especially when writing while you're on a train, this can *really* 
get out of hand.

  --Reinhold



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