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toralf
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:52 pm    Post subject: [solved]T440s - disable syn touchpad - but not the buttons ? Reply with quote

With
Code:
xinput set-prop 14 'Device Enabled' 0
is the complete device at my Lenovo ThinkPad disabled.
I'd like to disable just the (unwanted) mouse cursor movement, but not the , "left/middle/right" button.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: T440s - disable synaptic touchpad - but not the buttons Reply with quote

toralf wrote:
I'd like to disable just the (unwanted) mouse cursor movement, but not the , "left/middle/right" button.

toralf ... have you looked at the output of 'synclient -l'? It's probably simply a matter of doing the following:

Code:
% synclient TouchpadOff=1

... I wrote the following 'toggle_trackpad' script ... perhaps you find useful.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

if [ $(synclient -l | awk '/TouchpadOff/{print $3}') == "0" ] ; then
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
else
    synclient TouchpadOff=0
fi

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THX !
works like a charm.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btw if you want to get rid of the abomination it should be possible to swap the 'clickpad' with the proper UltraNav keys they brought back with the T450. ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

genstorm wrote:
Btw if you want to get rid of the abomination it should be possible to swap the 'clickpad' with the proper UltraNav keys they brought back with the T450. ;)
sounds interesting - in fact, I was astonished when I got my T440s - at work I have a T420 where I liek to use the keys w/o the pad - and then I saw the hardware mess here built into the T440s (loud, heavy, ugly ...)
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