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How to disable touchpad in ubuntu

#List devices

xinput list

# output should be like this

⎡ Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                  id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:101a    id=12    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                  id=14    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                       id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                 id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button                                id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus                                   id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus                                   id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button                                id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button                                id=10    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Lenovo EasyCamera                           id=11    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard                id=13    [slave  keyboard (3)]
↳ Ideapad extra buttons                       id=15    [slave  keyboard (3)]

# locate the id of touchpad in this case it is 14
#SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                  id=14    [slave  pointer  (2)]

# To disable it type

xinput set-prop 14 “Device Enabled” 0

# To enable it type

xinput set-prop 14 “Device Enabled” 1

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