Removing an external mouse with touchpad disabled does not re-enable the touchpad

Bug #1540561 reported by Doug McMahon on 2016-02-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
unity-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The past & current in 14.04 behaviour was to always re-enable the touchpad immediately if disabled upon removing an external mouse
(- either explicitly or having the mouse break or batteries go bad, ect.

Now the touchpad stays disabled, both in current session & after a reboot.
This seems to be poor behaviour as the user would need to manually re-enable the touchpad without the use of a mouse or get a working mouse, batteries, ect. to get the mouse back or re-enable the touchpad.

Also affects a gnome-session/gnome-control-center.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity-control-center 15.04.0+16.04.20160119-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-1.15-generic 4.4.0
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-1-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.4-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Feb 1 14:55:19 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-14 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160114)
SourcePackage: unity-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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