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I have used laptops over the years but I never have been a big fan of trackpads or touchpads. I plug in a mouse to move the cursor around. Often the touchpad gets in the way. 

If you have one of those newfangled precision touchpads, Windows 10 has a way to disable it already baked in. You can also do it in Ubuntu or Linux Mint using Touchpad Indicator.

 

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/04/install-touchpad-indicator-ubuntu-18-04-lts/

 

Or if you use GNOME3 you can add a GNOME Shell Extension to disable the trackpad.

 

It's not a life changing feature, but I find it handy.

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Nice. Luckily HP laptops have a button you doubletap at the top left on their touchpads. Double-tab to disable and double-tap to enable.  A little light turns orange on the touchpad if disabled.

 

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19 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

Does that work with Linux as well - i.e. is it a hardware feature?

 

It's a hardware feature.

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