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    Question Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

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    My question is a very simple one, I've been looking around in the setting for quiet sometime now but have yet to find a way to disable my laptop's annoying track pad. If anyone could help me with this it would be much appreciated as I've had to re-type this post three times now thanks to my thumbs rubbing up against the track pad.

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    Back Track 5 R1
    KDE
    Running off Live CD
    HP Probook 4530s



    ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTREMELY APPRECIATED!!!

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    on my acer aspire it's function f7. It should tell you in your user manual.

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    I think "synclient" is available on BT too, on my Debian system I use command:
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    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    Changing 1 to 0 will activate it again if needed.

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    Unhappy Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    Nope function F5 mutes sound and i don't see any that map to the touch pad.

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    first do:

    xinput list
    To find the device number of your touch pad, then:

    xinput set-prop 15 "Device Enabled" 0

    ...replacing 15 with your touchpad device number.

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    byteTemplar, thanks a ton worked perfectly

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by axslinger View Post
    first do:

    xinput list
    To find the device number of your touch pad, then:

    xinput set-prop 15 "Device Enabled" 0

    ...replacing 15 with your touchpad device number.
    You are a life saver, I can not stand my touch pad it constantly gets in the way while I am typing.
    Thanks a bunch @axslinger
    -w0und

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    Default Re: Temporaryily Disable Laptop's Built In Track Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by byteTemplar View Post
    I think "synclient" is available on BT too, on my Debian system I use command:
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    Changing 1 to 0 will activate it again if needed.

    Thanks this solved my issue as well. I asked a question in the newb thread. I think a moderator can just delete it.

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