switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..)

walt w7prb at comcast.net
Wed Dec 27 03:09:35 UTC 2017


I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop computer.  I run Linux Mint 18 
exclusively. I use the following scripts to turn the touch pad on and off.

To turn off:

#Turn Laptop Pad off
synclient touchpadoff=1

To turn on:

#turn laptop pad on
synclient touchpadoff=0

The last line can be run in a terminal also.  Hope that this helps.  I 
have long forgotten where I found the synclient command.


On 12/26/2017 02:14 PM, Owen Thomas wrote:
> I have a Dell Latitude E5570, and I know well the frustrations of the 
> Dell touchpad. I had an HP once running Windows 8 (I think?), and I 
> found the feature where the touchpad could be disabled while one is 
> typing to be very useful. So far, I have not been able to find or enable 
> the same functionality in Dell that can be used in Ubuntu.

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