November 28, 2012, 2:19 PM — Here's how you can install a touchpad applet to the bottom panel of your Cinnamon desktop in Linux Mint 14 or 13.
1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.
wget http://goo.gl/R7BqP -O Touchpad-Indicator.zip
unzip -q Touchpad-Indicator.zip -d ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets
For more, see the original article at the link below.