I lost the touchpad tab in system>preferences>mouse 8.04 LTS

Asked by Guy M

I wanted to disable touchpad clicking today and noticed that the touchpad tab is no longer there in the mouse preferences window. I had that option before but now it's gone. No tweaking or upgrading was done to my xps1530 I just booted and the option was gone.

Thankyou in advance

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Best Alex Rybicki (alex-rybicki) said :

Hit Control-F keys to enter Search
Search for "touchpad_enabled" (it should find it at /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse)
make sure that box is enabled.
that will allow you to continue toggling your trackpad.

You may want to try going to
and make sure that the "active" checkbox is enabled.

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Guy M (4machs) said :

Thanks Alex Rybicki, that solved my question.

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nebula (i-nebula) said :

i have the same problem on ubuntu 11.10. i did search on gconf-editor but in /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins there is only a pointing device file which is active. Still, there is no touchpad tab in system settings..