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I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?

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Direct link to the window manager-independent solution: http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/ubuntu-automatically-disable-touchpad.html

  • More details at ubuntuwiki.net. – Don Kirkby Sep 20 '12 at 4:46
  • Avoid link-only solutions please, as links tend to rot with time. – törzsmókus Feb 24 '15 at 18:45
  • (see my simple answer using the same tool) – törzsmókus Feb 24 '15 at 19:10
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I just found the solution for the problem:

  1. install kde-config-touchpad package.
  2. Run Utilities->Touchpad Management and the application will have the option in GUI.
  • I see an option to disable the entire touchpad. How is just tapping disabled? (On kubuntu 11.10) – UsAaR33 Dec 11 '11 at 11:21
  • after install that package you can call the configuration panel with command synaptiks there is also a synaptikscfg for a command line config. The option in panel is called "Automatically switch off touchpad on keyboard activity" – albfan May 12 '13 at 9:27
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Use synclient (for Synaptic devices, i.e. most touchpads), which (as of 14.04) ships by default with Ubuntu:

$ synclient TouchpadOff=1

turns the touchpad off

$ synclient TouchpadOff=0

turns it back on.

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