This is my blog explaining what I have been doing on my Linux & Windows systems and random rants on a number of other subjects.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Having the laptop touch-pad on when I have a mouse is a pain. I dug through the system to see if there was a setting to turn it off when a mouse was connected, but, I couldn't find it. I did the next best thing, I create two simple scripts. One to turn it on and one to turn it off. The command was synclient TouchPadOff=n where n is 1 for off and 0 for on. I then created links to the main screen where I can quickly turn it on or off. Yes, you can do it in one script, but, this was a quick and dirty solution and it works well enough for me.