Hi. How do I disable a touchpad? Seriously, all shortcut keys on my laptop are working except for a touchpad! Also can't believe there are no option to disable a touchpad on mouse & touchpad settings. Only solution I could find was install touchpad-indicator, but it resets after reboot or even suspend, so I need to disable it manually every time, so it does not solve a problem.
I installed a Gnome extension to indicate touchpad on or off.
I then set in control panel, when mouse is plugged in, disable touchpad.
Since then, the touchpad has remained disabled.
I have removed the extension, and enabled touchpad always.
I have also used the synaptics hot keys (function keys) on the Acer Laptop, to manually enable (toggle) the touchpad,
but without any results.
How can f
I recently installed Mint 17 on my recently bought laptop, messing with the menus I noticed no options under the Touchpad tab on Mouse and Touchpad work, so I can't disable the touchpad while typing or mess with any touchpad related configuration. That led me to conclude Mint thinks my touchpad is a generic mouse. Is there any way I can force Mint to properly recognize the touchpad?
I once disabled my touchpad because I would rub against it while typing and it would move my mouse elsewhere. I have since re-enabled it from the same place (system -> preferences -> pointing device) but it remains disabled at next boot up.
I know it's a per-user setting, because when I logon as another user to the same laptop, touchpad remains enabled..