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xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 0
how to disable touchpad, and
xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 1
how to enable again
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This command toggles the touchpad on and off, when it's on, the right side scroll strip (annoying) and the tap-clicking are disabled, you can change this by changing occurances of 2 in the command to 0. this whole command can then be given a keyboard shortcut so that the touchpad is disableable without using a special fn key (which linux doesn't recognize on some computers) or a seperate button.
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