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Mouse Tracker Pads are essential in some scenarios but also a massive pain in others.
When typing - I frequently end up moving the cursor or copying/pasting when typing due to accidental contact with the mouse-pad. It is even happening as I type this.
Have a button (bottom-left - perhaps another
bottom-right for Left Handers) that if pressed (like a SHIFT key) enables the pad, but otherwise leave it disabled - better if the same button could also be latched-on (like a SHIFT-LOCK key) and off.
My experience is - if I am using the mouse pad, my non-dominant head is not doing anything else - so it could be used to activate this button without adding much overhead.
Or maybe have a software solution - where (say) CTRL key (etc) could take on this role. (CTRL needed to activate mouse-pad, double-tap for Latch on/off?)
[a1, Jan 21 2023]
Your laptop may vary... [neutrinos_shadow, Jan 21 2023]
||Theres an app for that (link) - several, actually.
||// my non-dominant head //
||My laptop has this, with a little trackpad symbol printed on the key already. Its on the f10 button, between brightness (f8 and f9) and keyboard illumination (f11). So, commercially available, etc. etc.