[xubuntu-users] toggle touchpad ON/OFF

Thomas Blasejewicz nyuwa at hb.tp1.jp
Fri Apr 1 09:58:01 UTC 2016

On 03/31/2016 05:20 PM, fred roller wrote:
> While working on this script part have you tried
> Programs --> Settings --? Mouse and Touchpad --> Touchpad (tab)
> and check the "Disable touchpad while typing" option.
> That aside... sounds like the script, xinput.." command needs to query 
> the device id so that it grows with the OS.
Thank you.
Yes, I thought of that too, but ...
there ***IS*** no such option in xubuntu.
At least I cannot find it.
Under "Mouse and Touchpad" -> switch to touchpad ->
there is a checkbox for "Enable this device" and 2-3 settings pertaining 
to speed and sensitivity.
That is it.

And .. I have tried the "Disable touchpad while typing" function on 
other computers.
It is not very helpful and not what I am looking for.
I want to be able to switch the touchpad ON/OFF - preferably with one 
switch (shortcut key).
That cannot be so difficult, can it?

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