TouchpadIndicator

Touchpad Indicator Icon Touchpad management GNOME Shell Extension

Install from extensions.gnome.org

View the Project on GitHub user501254/TouchpadIndicator

Switch the touchpad, trackpoint, fingertouch, touchscreen or a pen device on and off easily from the top panel. Optionally, automatically disable some or all devices when a mouse is plugged in and re-enable them when unplugged.

Touchpad Indicator preview

Installation:

From GNOME Shell Extension Website

  1. Visit https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/131/touchpad-indicator/ in Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the switch at left side to toggle it from OFF to ON.
  3. Accept any installation prompts.

From GitHub

  1. Open a terminal and run:

    git clone --depth=1 "https://github.com/user501254/TouchpadIndicator.git"; rm -rf TouchpadIndicator/.git
    rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/touchpad-indicator@orangeshirt
    mv TouchpadIndicator/ ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/touchpad-indicator@orangeshirt
  2. Restart GNOME Shell by pressing Alt+F2, r, Enter.
  3. Enable the extension in gnome-tweak-tool.

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License

Touchpad Indicator GNOME Shell Extension is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL-2.0).

Summary (from http://oss-watch.ac.uk/resources/gpl):

  • copy and distribute the program’s unmodified source code (Section 1)
  • modify the program’s source code and distribute the modified source (Section 2)
  • distribute compiled versions of the program, both modified and unmodified (Section 3) provided that:
    • all distributed copies (modified or not) carry a copyright notice and exclusion of warranty (Section 1 and 2)
    • all modified copies are distributed under the GPL v2 (Section 2)
    • all compiled versions of the program are accompanied by the relevant source code, or a viable offer to make the relevant source code available (Section 3)