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I can't find a way to modify the touchpad gestures Unity uses by default on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10.

Tried with Ginn, but it shows error subscribing to gestures and it seems because of Unity.

Is there a way of customize the trackpad gestures of Unity?

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Possible Duplicate of… – VRU Jan 18 '13 at 11:41

The Easystroke gesture-recognition app should be able to define some new multitouch gestures as well as edit existing ones. Apple's multi-touch trackpad and corresponding gesture recognition, is by far the best implementation of gesture tracking we've seen yet. Easystroke however, is a fair contender with the mac gesture recognition. Easystroke allows users to create gestures with their mouse that will perform specified actions, such as open a web browser or view mail.

Source: ubunutlinuxknowhow

Find more tips/tricks and application details at the developer page.

Touchegg & uTouch

Touchegg combined with the uTouch metapackage allow users to create and edit multi-touch gestures on a trackpad. These applications when downloaded from the Ubuntu Software center create an editable config file.

Look here for installation and general editing tips.

Easystroke Image:

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Have you ever use Easystroke gesture-recognition application ? read this multitouch gestures

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Feb 2 '13 at 7:46

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