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Toggle the Touchpad on or off

Terminal - Toggle the Touchpad on or off
xinput list | grep -i touchpad
2011-03-20 14:22:14
User: 0disse0
Functions: grep
Toggle the Touchpad on or off


xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 0

how to disable touchpad, and

xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 1

how to enable again

"intelligenti pauca"


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
if [ $(synclient -l | grep TouchpadOff | awk '{print $3}') = "2" ]; then synclient TouchpadOff=1; elif [ $(synclient -l | grep TouchpadOff | awk '{print $3}') == "1" ]; then synclient TouchpadOff=2; else synclient TouchpadOff=2; fi
2010-01-26 07:52:55
User: GinoMan2440
Functions: awk grep

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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