Toggle the Touchpad on or off

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
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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2010-01-26 07:52:55

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wtf? That's a good command. I own a dell and it doesn't let you turn off the touchpad with a key combo or anything else. by making this command and assigning it a key combo, I've solved that problem.
GinoMan2440 · 450 weeks and 5 days ago

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