Monday, August 22, 2016

touchpad, again

Earlier, I wrote about using xinput to disable a touchpad (see: "disabling that touchpad").

There are other ways to do that, of course. Your chosen desktop environment probably provides a GUI tool for touchpad settings. Or your laptop itself may have a way for you to disable the touchpad. A quick web search should turn up some different approaches you can take.

xinput comes in handy for Openbox, which has no GUI tool for touchpad settings (as far as I know).

Settings made by xinput do not survive the current user session. You can put the following at the end of your ~/.config/openbox/autostart file:

xinput set-prop xx "Device Enabled" 0 &

(where "xx" is the device id number found by running the xinput list command)

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