Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· iberianpig

Linux Touchpad On/Off

synclient Touchpad=0

*Tap on
*Scroll on
*Click on
*Move on

synclient Touchpad=1

*Tap off
*Scroll off
*Click off
*Move off

synclient Touchpad=2

*Tap off
*Scroll off
*Click on
*Move on

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Nice tip for people who doesn't have other methods (e.g.: DE settings, hardware button). Unfortunately works only with Synaptics touchpads.

over 1 year ago ·

Hi, thank you for comment.
However this tweak is only loading synaptics in xorg.conf, almost touchpad will load synaptics even if using other touchpads.

over 1 year ago ·

@iberianpig I guess you are correct. I only remember a Dell laptop with an Alps touchpad which didn't seem to work with this. Ended up using another way. However, it seems people have been using synclient for that too: http://askubuntu.com/questions/141479/dell-inspiron-n5110-keyboard-touchpad

over 1 year ago ·

I use this in Ubuntu:


xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Device Enabled" 8 0


xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Device Enabled" 8 1

This two command in a shell (touchpadOn.sh and touchpadOff.sh) just to be more easy to execute.

over 1 year ago ·
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