Touchpad on/off shortcut

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GNUbahn
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Sometimes the touchpad comes in handy, at other times it is annoying (e.g. when touching my mistake). So, I was wondering if it is possible to make a touchpad on/off shortcut and found this:

https://ssnjara.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/touchpad-onoff-shortcut-key-on-xubuntu-11-04-eeepc1005ha/

Before I start experimenting with though, I would like to ask more knowledgeable people here if I should expect it to work on my trisquelised machinery?

Sasaki
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Joined: 08/11/2014

It will work, but only if you install xfce desktop environment. This option is specific to xfce.
Once you have the correct DE, there is nothing complicated, you'll have a nice button.

GNUbahn
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Thanks.

Do you know what it would take to make it work with Cinnamon?

Sasaki
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Oh ! I made a mistake : desactivating touchscreen is specific to xfce (though some recent DE like cinnamon may offer this option too).

Desactivating the touchpad should be easy to do on every DE. Some people use this https://launchpad.net/touchpad-indicator, but the script you linked to seems pretty simple and efficient.

GNUbahn
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Arigatou

I saved the script and made it executable. How do I assign a shortcut for it? I can give it a name and a command, but I do I determine the shortcut itself, e.g. super+t

Sasaki
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Dunno sorry. Maybe in your keyboard parameters, there must be an option as described in your tuto for xfce.

GNUbahn
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Got it, thanks

It works