Touchpad Indicator 1.1

UUID: touchpad@dalcde
Score: 10

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An applet that allows you to turn on and off the touchpad and trackpoint.


WARNING: Don't disable both the touchpad and trackpoint unless you can navigate with the keyboard without problems.


==Change Log==

(1/4/2012) 1.1 Allowed enable/disable of trackpoint

(31/3/2012) 1.0.1 Changed to symbolic icon

(31/3/2012) 1.0 Initial version



Extract zip to .local/share/cinnamon/applets/

About The Author


Student in Hong Kong, passionate lover of linux (and computer in general).

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Themes:  White, Holo (Green)

Applets: Separator, Record Desktop, Caps/Num lock, Window list with preview, Touchpad Indicator, Classic Menu


Extensions: 2 Bottom Panels


  1. hakuna1811 says:

    1 week ago

    function turn on/off my touchpad doesn't work anymore!

  2. HisDudeness says:

    2 years ago

    It doesn't show in my panel if I select it in the applet menu... I'm using LMDE 201204.

  3. brunces says:

    2 years ago

    Hello, dalcde. I tried your applet, but it didn't work properly. For example, I turned the touchpad on by clicking on the applet. Then I tried to turn it off by pressing my keyboard shortcut Fn+F10, but the message showed I was turning it on (again). In other words, it seems the applet is not synced with the keyboard function. Any thoughts? By the way, great extension. Congratulations. :) brunces

  4. mbokil says:

    2 years ago

    I like it. Just put it on my eee netbook. Consider adding a confirm dialog if both options are disabled to prevent use from keyboard only issues.

  5. dalcde says:

    2 years ago

    I'll have to work on the features. I can't do a one-to-one port due to the way it was written.

  6. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    You should also try to incorporate "Behaivior if a mouse is (un)plugged: Automatically switch touchpad " like on the gnome shell extension. I was working on this, but can't quite get it. I'd love to have the proccess automatic:p

  7. dalcde says:

    2 years ago

    Thank you for your suggestions. Changed it already.

  8. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    Agreed, symbolic panel icons are always the way to go when available.

  9. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Suggestion. Use the symbolic icon input-touchpad-symbolic instead. LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER.

  10. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    The odd moment. I was just about to upload this.