Having tried Unity, then "gone back" to Gnome, prompted by a recent article by Linus Trovalds I have finally moved on to XFCE desktop with the hope of finding some sort of power-user friendliness.

Indeed, I immediately found Xfce to provide a user experience that is far superior to either Unity or Gnome.

Yet, nothing is perfect in this world.

I would like to be able to use the hardware switch on my Asus 1201n to activate or de-activate the mousepad. This worked on both Unity and Gnome, and of course it works when I boot to Win-7.

For the life of me, I cannot get it to work on Xfce. I have gone through the mouseopad settings and found "disable when typing" which is almost ok, but not really...

Can the button work with Xfce?

Anyone have an idea?

Thanks to all the great Ubuntu community for any help!!