How can I disable the touchpad while typing on KDE?

Is there such a setting like in gnome?


Application menu -> Utilities -> touchpad management. There, you can ask the system to disable the touchpad when a usb mouse is connected and/or when you are typing.

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    Thanks - I do not find this menu entry. Do you know which command line is assigned to this menu entry? – Alex Oct 15 '12 at 19:06
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    In Kubuntu 12.10 press ALT+F2 and launch synaptiks – warvariuc Dec 19 '12 at 6:05
  • Tried this from a shell but got: synaptiks: command not found So I tried installing and got: sudo apt-get install synaptiks E: Unable to locate package synaptiks – virtualxtc Jun 26 '15 at 18:54

KDE 4 or 5

KDE 4: sudo apt install kde-touchpad

kcmshell5 kcm_touchpad or kcmshell4 kcm_touchpad

And you'll even have an option to disable touch and scroll only, leaving you the ability to move the cursor.

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    kde-touchpad installed, but not the other packages: E: Unable to locate package kcmshell4 E: Unable to locate package kcm_touchpad – virtualxtc Jun 26 '15 at 18:51
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    It's two separate commands, the second one just launches settings interface. – int_ua Jun 26 '15 at 22:02

Did you try touchpad-indicator? You can install it using these commands while in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator 

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