Disable Lenovo Y50 Touchpad via Hotkey Under Linux Mint

For the longest time I have been looking for the correct way to use my Lenovo Y50’s hotkey (Fn + F6) to disable my touchpad. I hate the when I’m typing and my cursor decides to jump somewhere…

I found scripts to disable the Synaptic touchpad but this isn’t what I really wanted. They worked but still…

Anyway, after yet another Google search I found the answer! The solution is located my Linux Mint Post Lenovo Y50 – Turn off Touchpad and the answer by ecola:

Here is the Answer:

gksu pluma /lib/udev/hwdb.d/60-keyboard.hwdb

Add this at the end of the Lenovo section:

# Lenovo 20378
keyboard:dmi:bvn*:bvr*:svnLENOVO*:pn*20378*:pvr*
 KEYBOARD_KEY_f3=f21 # Fn+F6 (toggle touchpad)

Save the file, then:

sudo udevadm hwdb --update
sudo reboot

Works just perfect! Thanks ecola!

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