Disable touchpad (was: Re: switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..))

Owen Thomas owen.paul.thomas at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 11:59:52 UTC 2017


On 27 December 2017 at 22:52, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 27 December 2017 at 11:30, Owen Thomas <owen.paul.thomas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On 27 December 2017 at 22:11, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
>>
>>> On my current Lenovo, the settings app allows the touchpad to be turned
>>> off and on; when on, the pointer speed can be adjusted, tap to click
>>> can be enabled or disabled, as can two-finger scrolling and so called
>>> "natural" scrolling.
>>>
>>
>> Hey! There it is.
>>
>> That kind of works, though it is crude and requires keyboard navigation
>> to re-enable when you want your mouse back. I like the touchpad when I want
>> to use it, but it gets in the way when I'm using the keyboard. I'd rather
>> disable the touchpad quickly and then re-enable it when I want to use it
>> just as quickly. Hence, I think it would be nice if Ubuntu had a shortcut
>> key to toggle touchpad actvity.
>>
>
> You can assign a key to a command in Settings > Devices > Keyboard >
> Custom Shortcuts.
>
>
Thanks Colin. I think I might do that. Perhaps there could be a default key
mapping in some future Ubuntu: Ctrl-Alt-M doesn't appear to do anything at
the moment and sounds kind of good.
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