[HOW TO] Disable/Enable touchpad with indicator in Xubuntu

Touchpad-Indicator is an indicator program that allows to manually enable/disable the touchpad.

Touchpad-Indicator running in Xubuntu 12.04
Touchpad-Indicator running in Xubuntu 12.04


Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator


Touchpad-indicator can be accessed via Applications Menu > Accessories > Touchpad-Indicator or running the command: touchpad-indicator.

When running, the Touchpad-Indicator will be placed in the Xfce's panel Indicator-Plugin, then just click on it to access a menu that gives access to the options of enabling/disabling the touchpad, hide the icon, help, preferences and exit. There's a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+C) to enable/disable the touchpad that can be changed in the preferences.

Touchpad-Indicator preferences
Touchpad-Indicator preferences


How to disable-enable touchpad in ubuntu 11.10
atareao-team PPA


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    1. Awesome!!!! Liking xubuntu more and more all the time with help like this!


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