01 December 2012

Enable or Disable your touchpad using Touchpad-Indicator in Ubuntu and Mint


Touchpad-Indicator is a small Linux utility for Ubuntu and Linux Mint which allows you to Enable or disable your touchpad while typing or when you are using external mouse.

To install Touchpad-Indicator in Ubuntu and Linux Mint, open terminal (Alt + Ctrl + t) and follow these simple steps

Step 1: Add Touchpad-Indicator Repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Touchpad-Indicator

$ sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

To open Touchpad-Indicator go to Dash->search touchpad-indicator,and open it you will see Touchpad-indicator icon on top (if you are using Unity) and at bottom (if you are using Gnome 3).

how to install touchpad in ubuntu

how to install touchpad in linux mint

Touchpad-Indicator provides different options to customize it according to your need.

how to use touchpad-indicator

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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  1. Mint 14 x64 gives the following error:
    sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package touchpad-indicator

    1. Same for me, looking for an alternate source.

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