How to Disable Touchpad on Ubuntu

By Rashid •  November 9th, 2020 • 

My laptop has a problem with the touchpad. It acts weirdly and move the cursor around as it wish. Moreover it causes unexpected clicks and even deletes files. As I have a mouse all I want to do is to disable touchpad on Ubuntu.

Fortunately, Ubuntu has an option to disable touchpad and it’s very easy too.

Go to Settings. Choose Mouse & Touchpad option from the left pane. There you toggle off the option Touchpad to disable it.

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That’s how you disable touchpad on Ubuntu.


I am a fan of Ubuntu and I love all popular free and open source softwares. I wish everyone should try and support open source projects.

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