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    Turn off touchpad on ThinkPad?

    In XFCE/Xubuntu, it is possible to turn off the touchpad and just have the pointer and touchpad buttons work on a ThinkPad.
    Is it somehow possible to do the same with Gnome 3.16 or 3.18?
    Thanks, Larry

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    Re: Turn off touchpad on ThinkPad?

    Try command
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    to turn it off and
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=0
    to turn it on again.

    The command synclient can do a lot more than that so see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad
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    Re: Turn off touchpad on ThinkPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Try command
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    to turn it off and
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=0
    to turn it on again.

    The command synclient can do a lot more than that so see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad
    Great information, thanks very much!

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    Re: Turn off touchpad on ThinkPad?

    go into the bios for that

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    Re: Turn off touchpad on ThinkPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud95728 View Post
    go into the bios for that
    Why? ajgreeny has provided an answer. OP is okay with it. So why are you suggesting going into the BIOS?

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