Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell 5770 laptop

I installed Touchpad Indicator as it was (and still is) very annoying to have the cursor move here and there and delete part of what I write. I tweaked Touchpad Indicator to serve me as best it can. Unfortunately I selected "start hidden", and I can't see it anymore. It's not working properly (it doesn't disable the touchpad as it should)


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Edit this file...

In terminal...

gedit ~/.config/touchpad-indicator/touchpad-indicator.conf

and change:

"start_hidden": true


"start_hidden": false
  • Thank you, it worked. (I voted for it, but since I have less than 15 points, my answer doesn't show up.) I was able to edit the config file, and now I can view the icon on the top bar and change the preferences. Dec 16, 2018 at 16:00
  • However, I had to use standard Ubuntu preferences to disable the touchpad. Dec 16, 2018 at 16:04
  • @AlbertoVenturi I think that even with less than 15 rep, you could still click on the grey checkmark to accept. Maybe not? You may have touchpad-indicator configured incorrectly. Edit your question and include some screenshots of the various configuration options in the prefs and I'll take a look.
    – heynnema
    Dec 16, 2018 at 16:11

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