ubuntu touchpad control

Pete Vander Giessen petevg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 00:11:44 UTC 2010

  On 07/20/2010 03:39 PM, Ronald B Cadby wrote:
> I have a dual boot Win-7, lucid 10.4 on a new Asus laptop.
> ...
> My biggest aggravation at the  moment is when I inadvertently touch or
> brush by the touchpad with the heel of my hand. All sorts of bad things
> happen like the cursor jumping away or (sometimes unknowingly) pasting
> clipboard content into whatever file I have open.

Hi Ron,

Try going into System -> Preferences -> Mouse.  On the touchpad tab, 
uncheck "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad".

If that doesn't work, or if you've already tried it, you might be able 
to disable the touchpad in your computer's BIOS settings.

~ PeteVG

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