Disable touchpad

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  • #12069
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    hudzik

    Hi,
    I am trying to disable touchpad on my laptop while mouse is connected.
    Can someone suggest any solution?

    This does not work 🙁

    How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop

    #12071
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    caprea
    caprea

    Hi, welcome to the forum.
    synclient should be already installed on antix-full.
    You can try
    For turning the touchpad off
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    for turning on
    synclient TouchpadOff=0

    Just a tip, without wanting to be admonitory,the “Search Forums” under “Register” on the right side of the forum-side shows some outcomes for disable touchpad.The search bar at the top works however not.

    #12072
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    The search bar at the top works however not.

    Forum is too new and not enough threads yet. I think it just searches this forum and not google.

    link

    But

    Link

    Gets me better hits

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    #12073
    Forum Admin
    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    I see what you mean by the lower search box however on the foprum r/h side bar search box

    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/search/disable+touchpad/

    So I guess I am bit off kilter in my last post

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    #12088
    Member

    hudzik

    Hi caprea,
    thanks for your hint – it solved my problem.

    This is also very useful – great to know that.
    “Search Forums” under “Register” on the right side of the forum-side shows some outcomes for disable touchpad

    cheers 🙂

    #12218
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    isminaki
    isminaki

    I created a little bash file that I call with a defined key. It toggle the touchpad on / off. Maybe it helps.

    #!/bin/bash
    if [ $(synclient -l | grep TouchpadOff | awk ‘{print $3}’) == 1 ] ; then
    synclient touchpadoff=0;
    else
    synclient touchpadoff=1;
    fi

    #12671
    Member

    hudzik

    I created a little bash file that I call with a defined key. It toggle the touchpad on / off. Maybe it helps.

    Hi,
    great 🙂
    Thanks for your time.

    Could you modify it:
    – script detects if mouse is present
    – if yes turn off touchpad
    – if not touchpad stays on

    I can set to run it automatic when system starts.

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