How to Install Touchpad Indicator in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

Last updated: August 18, 2013

Touchpad Indicator Ubuntu 13.10The touchpad indicator applet, which shows the status of the touchpad, and to enable and disable the touchpad, now is available in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. Here I’ll show you how to install it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS using the developer’s PPA repository.

So far, the PPA provides the latest packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and the derivatives. Also there are old versions for Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10 and derivatives.

Tutotiral Objectives

  • Install Touchpad Indicator in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the Touchpad Indicator PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Then you can install the indicator via below commands:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

Once installed, search for and open it from Unity Dash.


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2 responses to How to Install Touchpad Indicator in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

  1. You save my life! Thank you so much!

  2. thankyou..
    Saved my system whose touchpad went rogue..
    Now I can work with USB mouse…