Thursday, May 10, 2012

ktouchpadenabler 0.1.0 released

What is ktouchpadenabler?
ktouchpadenabler is a kded daemon that listens to the XF86XK_TouchpadToggle/XF86XK_TouchpadOn/XF86XK_TouchpadOff key presses and toggles/enables/disables your touchpad accordingly.

You can find it at


Wolfgang said...

This is so cool. I installed it right away and it works perfect on my Lenovo T61. Is there a way to use it on a MacBook, since I can not find a dedicated key. Can I bind an arbitrary key to it?

Albert Astals Cid said...

Glad you liked it.

At the moment it only listens to the keys listen in the main blog.

Not sure if you can change your keymap to fake a keypress of one of those when you press some other key or a key combination but no idea how to do that to be honest

Gazpacho said...

Hi, it does not work in an Acer Aspire. Is there a place where I can open a bug to provide information?

Albert Astals Cid said...

Either the kded is not loaded
qdbus org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.loadedModules | grep ktouch
to check if it is or your keyboard does not send those keys
to check

xuani said...

How do I install it? I have to compile it first, right? what's the procedure?


Albert Astals Cid said...

@xuani, you install it like any other kde program, untar, cmake, make install. If you are not familiar with this procedure there's lot of literature in the internet on how to do this, but better would be if you ping your distribution of choice to package it.

Daniel Skinner said...

Hi Albert,

First off, thanks for putting this together.

I'm looking to package this for inclusion in debian but the copyright including in the source is incomplete. Could you update the file to include your information?


Albert Astals Cid said...

Define "incomplete"

Daniel Skinner said...

Sorry for the late reply, i was under the impression I'd get notified by email :)

I just noticed contact info in the actual source, sorry for the trouble.