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Hi, I would like to disable the touchpad on my laptop occasionally, since it is very sensitive... and I would like that to be default feature when I open Ubuntu...
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    How to disable the touchpad ?


    Hi, I would like to disable the touchpad on my laptop occasionally, since it is very sensitive... and I would like that to be default feature when I open Ubuntu

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    For a Synaptics touch pad there is syndaemon which turns off the touch pad for a few seconds when the keyboard is being used. Suit your purposes? It's probably already installed.

    Start it with syndaemon -d -r or something in .xsession or .xinitrc; don't use exec.
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    Try this (Ubuntu):
    First make a backup of this very critical file.
    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    then...
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Look for these lines:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    EndSection
    Comment-out this entire section by inserting octoplexes (#) like this:
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    # Driver "synaptics"
    # Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    # Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    # Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    # EndSection
    Save the file. In case of trouble, restore the backup.

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