I need a way to automaticallay turn the touchpad off when an external pointing device is in use. I tried setting "turn off touchpad while typing" in System Settings, but that didn't work.
A slight caveat is that I use both bluetooth and USB pointing devices, so perferably a solution would be able to detect both of these.
I really don't want to have to use commands or a script to accomplish this.
I have tried the two touchpad apps in the software center, but neither of these had a setting for this.
Thanks in advance.
Well... I had mentioned in my original post that I tried the app called "synaptiks" which I found on the Ubuntu Software Center, but apparently someone re-wrote my whole original post and left out that (and other) important details... I installed the "synaptiks" app, and it did work, but I discovered that a bunch of other apps had been installed without my knowledge or consent when I installed synaptiks. I felt that this was wrong and seemed like a potential security breech on my machine so I tried to remove these other apps individually and found that trying to remove one ended up removing them all, including the touch pad app... seems really suspicious to me so I made sure all of it was removed... at least I hope... no telling what else it could have installed on my laptop without my knowledge. And to the asshat who deleted half of my original post... thanks for making me have to waste my time to retype all of this to explain it all over again... and for wasting the time of the person who replied telling me to use the synaptiks app... if you had not edited my original post it would have saved us all the trouble.