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How to disable the touchpad?

I want my touchpad to be disabled when I use my mouse. How can I do that? touchpad-indicator has stopped working on 11.10. It used to work on 11.04. Gnome3 is not a solution as I don't like it and ...
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77 votes
10 answers

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
Anonymous Platypus's user avatar
62 votes
8 answers

How do I disable the touchscreen drivers?

I have a touchscreen, but the drivers are not working properly and interfere with my mouse. Is it possible to disable my touchscreen , so that I can work again properly?
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19 votes
5 answers

Permanently fix Chrome scroll speed

So, I am changing the scroll speed in Ubuntu using this answer: Change mouse wheel scroll speed in Chrome on 12.04 (edit starter bar commandline) Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --scroll-...
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20 votes
5 answers

Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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15 votes
7 answers

Touchpad can't be disabled in Ubuntu 22.04

Since installing Ubuntu 22.04 I can't disable the touchpad in my settings or using the keyboard shortcut. In the settings under Mouse & Touchpad I can enable/disable the touchpad by toggling the ...
Paul Mackinlay's user avatar
14 votes
3 answers

Shell Script to Toggle Between Two Commands

I need help creating a shell script to toggle between two commands. When it is run command1 is executed then if it is run again it executes command2 and so on...
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2 votes
3 answers

Keyboard shortcut to toggle (enable/disable) laptop touchpad

I have a new dell laptop and I want to create a keyboard shortcut to disable and enable the touchpad. How do I do this?
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4 votes
2 answers

How can I make a shortcut key to disable the mouse pad?

I have a dm3t laptop and when im using the keyboard I frequently accidentally touch it and cause some mouse event. How can I make a shortcut key that toggles the mousepad on and off?
James's user avatar
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1 vote
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Ubuntu 18.04, can't disable laptop touchpad on Dell Latitude E5520

Dell Latitude E5520. Fn+F5 always shows a "disabled touchpad" symbol, but it remains active.
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3 votes
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Disable touchpad with fn key

when I press Fn key + button for touchpad, I get popup as you can see on image, but touchpad is still working. When I go to the Setting > Mouse & Touchpad, touchpad is disabled. I check to ...
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Mouse pointer automatically clicks if pointer is static

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 on dell inspiron laptop, It is a 2-in-1 machine with touchscreen as well. I'm facing some weird issue that the mouse automatically selects when I'm doing the following actions. ...
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