View Full Version : [SOLVED] Disable Touch Pad
Jun 9th 2011, 12:51 PM
I have recently upgraded to 11.04 (actually, had to do an install from scratch). In earlier versions of Kubuntu, there was an option for disabling the touch pad. Now, I cannot find this anywhere. I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with the button embedded in the keyboard and I don't use the touch pad. I keep brushing it with my thumb and moving the cursor to some place where I don't want to be typing.
Anyone know how to shut this thing off in 11.04?
Jun 9th 2011, 12:57 PM
There's no "Off" in system settings on your machine?
Jun 9th 2011, 01:04 PM
Well, I'm looking under System Settings -> Input Devices ->Touchpad. I have four tabs: Hardware, Cursor motion, Scrolling, Tapping. There is no "off" option in any of those places. Am I looking in the wrong place?
Jun 9th 2011, 01:19 PM
You'll find it in KMenu --> Applications --> Utilities --> Touchpad Management
There's an option in there to disable the touchpad if a mouse is detected (thanks, PattiMichelle).
I have no idea why it's not in systemsettings.
Jun 9th 2011, 01:26 PM
That did it! I don't know why it is not in system settings either. This a fresh install, not an upgrade so I don't get it. Nonetheless, mission accomplished.
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