Enable Horizontal Scrolling and Disable Touchpad in Karmic Koala

Karmic Koala makes it very easy to customize touchpad and therefore makes it more useful. Now you can disable touchpad while typing to avoid your cursor jumping all over the place and/or enable horizontal scrolling with just few clicks. Believe me I’ve tried to disable my touchpad while typing in Jaunty and it involves editing files that’s hard to pronounce. So lucky for all of us, it’s far easier now, no editing (and magic spell) required.

  • go to System -> Preferences -> Mouse
  • then go to touchpad tab,
  • here you can find option to enable horizontal scroll, disable touchpad among other options.

That’s it. It’s more and more human in every release 🙂