Disable and Enable Touchpad in Kubuntu Hardy (8.04)

Previously in Kubuntu Gutsy (7.10), I used Ksynaptics to disable and enable my laptop touchpad, and it works perfectly. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported in Hardy.

Luckily, I found another simpler method, using synclient. Just type the following in the terminal:
synclient TouchpadOff=1
to disable
and
synclient TouchpadOff=0
to enable again.

Look at this post for more info.

If you want to disable only temporarily, or only the scrolling and the tapping, use syndaemon. Read more here.

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One Response

  1. Thank you. Thank you so much. You have no idea what you have done for me with this post. My children will sleep better tonight, knowing that the freakin touchpad has been disabled.

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