Disable Laptop Touch Screen On Each Boot?


I have an old laptop that I want to put Manjaro KDE on.
How would I disable the laptop’s touch screen on each boot of Manjaro?

Let me know, thanks!


  1. Try:

Create a new config file

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-disabletouch.conf

to add:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Touchscreen catchall"
    MatchIsTouchscreen "off"
  1. Reboot.

If it does not work, you can remove this config

sudo rm /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-disabletouch.conf

Other try:

Check: What is the output:

lsmod | grep touch

If touch module e.g hid_multitouch exists, then disable it

sudo modprobe -r hid-multitouch

Add the module to blacklist:
Create a conf /etc/modprobe.d/hid-multitouch.conf to add:

blacklist hid-multitouch



Tried both above, touchscreen still not disabled.
Thanks for trying, anyone else have any ideas?


Try this command:

synclient TouchpadOff=1

It should work immediately. If that works, you can make a desktop file and have it run in autostart.

zsh: command not found: synclient

That’s directly from the ArchWiki.


…which states right at the top:

Warning: xf86-input-synaptics is no longer actively updated. If possible, use libinput.

To disable the touchpad, first get its name with xinput list and then disable it with xinput disable name .

libinput - ArchWiki