I Accidentally disabled my Touchpad on Ubuntu 20.04. How to enable it again I don't have external mouse.🐁

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    Your question should clearly explain how you managed to disable your touchpad. "Accidentally" implies a lack of intent, but doesn't help us understand the sequence of actions.
    – user535733
    Aug 8, 2021 at 2:29
  • I installed Ubuntu yesterday. Its my first time. I was just checking the features and i clicked on Turn off touch pad. Aug 8, 2021 at 2:32
  • What exactly is stopping you from turning it back on? Aug 8, 2021 at 3:40

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you can open the terminal with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T

then open the touchpad settings tab with the below command

gnome-control-center mouse

and then hit TAB until the switch on touchpad is active then hit Enter.

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There is a keyboard shortcut for this. Fn+F11 on my system (HP Omen)

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