Implementation of a mouse adaptor relevator

Simon Steinbeiß simon.steinbeiss at
Sun Sep 2 09:19:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:14:24 +0200
Alessandro Yahoo <alessandro.suglia at> wrote:

> For example, in my case,  if I'm using my notebook and I connect my 
> mouse device, I can still use the touchpad and I have to disable it from 
> the "Settings Panel".
> I find it quite uncomfortable so I think that could be a good idea to 
> create a specific daemon which recognize this type of situation and 
> grant to the user the possibility to manage this kind of problem, giving 
> to him the possibility to switch directly from the panel, the device 
> that he wants to continue to use.

Thunar's volume manager enables you to run a script or programme once a mouse gets connected (in the Settings Manager, go to "Removable drives and media", there to the "Input devices" tab).
So in a way all this needs is a script which enables/disables your touchpad depending on user-input, or (and I think that makes more sense) based on a preference. I guess there are hardly situations where you'd want to use the internal touchpad when you connect a mouse, but maybe that's just me :)


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