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touchpad fn key fix
# toggle touch pad
device=`xinput list --name-only | grep -i touchpad`
isOn=`xinput list-props "$device" | grep -i enabled | tail -c 2`
case "$isOn" in
notify-send --icon=$iconEnabled "Touchpad [ON]" "Your touchpad is now enabled"
xinput set-prop "$device" 'Device Enabled' 1
notify-send --icon=$iconDisabled "Touchpad [OFF]" "Your touchpad is now disabled"
xinput set-prop "$device" 'Device Enabled' 0
notify-send --icon=$iconEnabled --expire-time=10000 "Error: Touchpad device enabled says: $isOn."
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  1. Create a new empty file and copy this code inside it; Save the file in /usr/bin/ and name this file ttp
  2. Create a new shortcut (settings > keyboard > application shortcuts) and assign it a command ttp. Choose whatever key combination you like (my case: FN + F9 since this is my non working touchpad key-combo).

Note: this fixes my problem with non working touchpad disabling button on Manjaro Linux xFCE with kernels 313-315 at the moment. My laptop is ASUS x401a.

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work on my ubuntu 16.04 using xfce4.
perfect 💯 thank you!

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ooonea commented Oct 5, 2021

In 2021, this still does the trick. But how do you manage to set the fn key?

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Thank you a lot!
But I found some strange behavior.
If "Disable touchpad when typing" is checked script did not turn touchpad on.

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