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Disable touchpad...

Postby goombakid on Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:07 am

Hello,

First time user to Linux Mint, and I'm loving everything about it! I've tried using other distros, but this was the easiest to use and kinda configure for a n00b like me.

Anyway, I need help totally disabling the Synaptic touchpad on the notebook. I set it so that it won't register a click when I tap on it, but when I type, it will move all over the place...again making the experience annoying when I need to type, like posting this thread. I usually use a USB mouse for whatever...I just don't like using the touchpad at all.

I am kinda getting the hang of Terminal, but a step by step would be helpful and appreciated if I have to go into that to change settings.

Thank you.
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Re: Disable touchpad...

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:24 am

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Re: Disable touchpad...

Postby goombakid on Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:39 am

Thanks for the link, Husse!

With this script on the link, does it also automatically switch to the touchpad when the USB mouse is not present? Is there a way to modify the script so that when the USB mouse is not plugged in, the touchpad will automatically turn back on?
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Re: Disable touchpad...

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:23 am

If my memory serves me right the author of the script writes in the post that it checks for the mouse so the touchpad does not get disabled if there's no mouse
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