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Is there a way to disable a touchpad using a terminal command?

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turn off touch pad synclient TouchpadOff=1

turn it back on synclient TouchpadOff=0

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fn+f9 if you are just looking for a keyboard shortcut and running ASUS...

(I got here from Google looking for this feature so I know it doesn't address the question being asked but may help all the same).

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