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My laptop PC is a HP G5055EA and I tried some scripts and applications to disable its touchpad, but no one works permanently: some of this software disables touchpad only for a few minutes and others does nothing at all!

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Doesn't the laptop have a keyboard-combo for disabling the touchpad (like Fn + F1)? – Bobby Nov 11 '10 at 19:50

Your laptop should have a key combination to disable the touchpad still if you are asking for a software then you can search in the software centre for pointing devices and install that.

you'll find it in system > preferences > pointing devices

there you'll find the option to disable touchpad under General tab

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this software would be your best choice cause it has some other choice to configure your pointing devices (touchpad). – Gaurav Butola Nov 12 '10 at 5:59
Gaurav, you probably mean "gpointing-device-settings". I have already installed this, but it doesn't work: though touchpad is "off", it still works! Seems like this software cannot overcome the default settings (a script, maybe?) for the touchpad... – user5959 Nov 12 '10 at 18:23
weird. Worked on mine. – Gaurav Butola Nov 12 '10 at 18:27

Many laptops have a hotkey (Fn + Touchpad key) which should Switch On/Off a touchpad under Ubuntu as well (like it works in Windows systems). However, such keys combination doesn't work in my Asus K52F (which has a new i3 Intel chipset).

I found that Jupiter applet link text works very well in my case.

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Jupiter seems to work and managed to disable touchpad... Drawback is that Jupiter must be runing for the touchpad to stay disabled, which is resource consumable... – user5959 Nov 12 '10 at 18:18
I like Jupiter not only because of its touchpad management, but for power management and dual display features. – Vincenzo Nov 13 '10 at 15:37
Thank you for Jupiter, was struggling with my Lenovo SL500 for almost a year now - nothing helped. But this thing works like a charm – German Rumm Jan 5 '11 at 23:08
Welcome German ! I am using Jupiter for about 8 month. It works very well on my Asus K52F. – Vincenzo Jan 6 '11 at 19:41

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