LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
NeXuS_2006
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 18
Making a hotkey to enable/disable the touchpad - possible?


I tried asking at Ubuntuforums to no reply, so here goes....

I want to setup a hotkey turn the touchpad on and off easily and quickly. When typing, I often bump it with the heel of my hand, making the cursor jump - which plays havoc with whatever document I'm working with. Ubuntu 9.04 if that helps. I'm wondering if there is an easy way, though any way is OK. Any way to monitor the mouse settings applet to see what exactly it does when I check and uncheck the box to find out what command it is passing where? If I had a command I'm pretty sure I could make a quick script and figure out how to hotkey it...

Been using Linux for about 5 years, 3 years exclusively and it is the ability to do things like this that I love about it.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
NeXuS_2006
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 64

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 18
*bump*
 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #3
NeXuS_2006
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 64

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 18
Appropriate to repost in the hardware section?
 
Old 09-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
mlayland
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Turn off touchpad

modprobe -r psmouse

Turns it off for the current session.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Touchpad disable button permanently disables touchpad until reboot William (Dthdealer) Linux - Hardware 12 08-01-2009 11:51 PM
How to disable touchpad? simanyay Suse/Novell 12 06-26-2007 05:42 AM
Making a shell script to enable/disable apache/mysql Lazy Foo' Programming 2 01-27-2006 10:07 AM
disable touchpad MicahCarrick Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 07-18-2004 08:23 PM
How to disable touchpad? jimbo Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 04-04-2004 10:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration