Questions about Ubuntu's multi-touch features.

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How to use touch-gesture-recognition-stack on multitouch-enabled touchpads?

I currently have a Synaptics touchpad with only few classic multitouch features (2 finger scroll, right click). By installing the respective testing suite, I saw that it doesn't accept my touchpad as ...
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Grab Handles by Three-Finger Tap not working after upgrade to 12.04

I recently upgrade my Ubuntu installation from 11.10 to 12.04. Before the upgrade I was able to use three-finger tapping to bring up the grab-handles. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, that ...
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Laptop touchpad triggering 3-finger gestures randomly

I did a fresh install of 11.10 shortly after it was released. My laptop's touchpad (a Synaptics touchpad I believe, laptop is an Asus G53SW) had been acting strangely from the beginning. After ...
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state of multitouch gestures in 14.04 / Unity

This seems like one of the most-asked items around here, but the Ubuntu dev team has been making changes fast in this area, so recent information is important. I'm on a macbook pro 9,2. When I ...
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Functional Onscreen keyboard?

Is there a better ubuntu keyboard app than Onboard, one that is a decent competitor to the features of Android or Microsoft virtual keyboards? Specifically, I'd expect: Multi-touch: so you can hold ...
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How is the Magic Trackpad's Battery Life (with Ubuntu)

What are other peoples experiences are with the battery life of the Apple Magic Trackpad using Ubuntu? I think I've emptied included batteries after about two weeks usage for five days a week, eight ...
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Multitouch on Acer Aspire 4740

How can I enable multi touch in Ubuntu 10.10 for my Acer Aspire 4740 notebook ? Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430m 2.26GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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Disabling One-Finger Tap-to-Click But Keep Two-Finger tap Ubuntu 12.04

The option to disable the touchpad while typing does not work on my Samsung RC512 with an Elantech touchpad and I enjoy two-finger scroll and middle-click emulation with two fingers too much to ...
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What virtual keyboards are available which are most touch-friendly?

I've installed the 12.0.4 beta on my Dell latitude XT2 and although I can navigate Dash with my fingers, but the Onboard onscreen keyboard does not pop up when I want to search for applications in ...
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How can I enable flick to scroll?

Is there a setting or a package to enable flick to scroll on Ubuntu? I'd like to use this with my Apple Magic mouse and the two-finger scroll feature of my trackpad.
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Setting up a 3m Serial Touchscreen

I've been attempting for quite a long time to get a Serial 3m Touchscreen to work on Ubuntu 10.04 The closest post I could find to what I needed was this one: ...
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TouchScreen recognized, but not working in 13.04

First, let me mention that one of the first things I tested was the fact that the touchscreen was operating during the GUI installation process. Now that we've established that... After full ...
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Two finger touchscreen gestures on ubuntu 13?

Ubuntu worked with my new touchscreen enabled notebook (Dell Inspiron 14R) out-of-the-box, which was a pleasant surprise. But it seems to have only three and four finger gestures, as hinted here: ...
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How can I continue having two fingers on the trackpad?

I'm quite new to ubuntu (with GUI) - just got over from OS X. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro 9.2, and I have the habit of leaving one finger at the bottom of the trackpad ready to ...
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Using three finger swipe

I liked having a three finger swipe up to spread all open windows and having a three finger swipe down minimize all windows. Is there a way I can implement this in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Touchpad is weird after reboot from Windows

I'm dualbooting Ubuntu and Win7 (though I must admit I can count the number of times I've used Win7 during the last 6 months on one hand). My laptop is a Acer TravelMate 8471. One thing I noticed ...
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Is uTouch still in use or under development?

I have not been hearing or seeing much regarding uTouch, and with the recent developments regarding Ubuntu Touch, I've been wondering, is uTouch still used in Ubuntu (as in will it be a part of the ...
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Disable touch on Bamboo Touch&Pen CTH-460

Running Ubuntu 11.04. Got a bamboo Touch&Pen CTH-460 and it works out of the box. The pen response works great but the finger response is horrible. Is there a way to disable the finger response ...
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Reset Synaptics Touchpad

I've got a Samsung Series 9 notebook (900x3a) running Ubuntu Natty. It's running absolutely smoothly except for some times when the touch pad gets "hiccups" and appears to recognize an additional ...
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How to change touch screen functionality from a relative to an absolute pointing device?

I'm using a Serial Wacom Tablet touch device on an HP EliteBook 2740p. The capacitive finger touch device (Serial Wacom Tablet touch) works, but is set to relative positioning instead of absolute. ...
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Can I get inverted (i.e. Mac-like) scrolling on my touchpad?

I have two-finger scrolling enabled on my touchpad. Moving my fingers up scrolls up and moving them down scrolls down. I would like to have the direction of scrolling inverted, in much the same way ...
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What is this window overlay?

After waking up from suspend, I see these half-transparent window handles, but I don't know how to activate it. Sometimes I can deactivate it by tapping the touchpad. What is the function of this? ...
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What specs would a tablet need to run painting apps (mypaint, etc.) well?

I want to pick up a tablet or touch-enabled laptop to use for drawing and painting with a stylus. But I'm not sure whether one of the convertible netbooks from Asus and others would have the guts to ...
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Multitouch gesture in Ubuntu 14.04

I got new T440s first thing I did was Ubuntu installation. To be honest I'm Mac's user, I have macbook air, that's why I'm used to some gestures on my touchpad. I was so disappointed when I realized ...
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Configure '50-synaptics.conf' for kinetic scrolling?

My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad with multi-touch support. Kinetic two-finger scrolling works fine on windows, how can I get it to work on ubuntu? I have already reversed the scrolling direction by ...
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Enabling multi-touch on a non-multi-touch touchpad

I have Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavilion G4-1025TX, which I don't think has multi-touch (it didn't have multi-touch when I was on the bundled Windows 7). Is it possible to enable multi-touch for this ...
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Trackpad multitouch gestures on 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire 5750 that has a trackpad. I'd like to use 3 or 4 finger multitouch gestures to perform certain actions. I can use 2 fingers to scroll, but I would like to, for ...
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Two finger swipe to go back in browser in precise? [duplicate]

Have tried various things but I can't find a good solution to enable two finger swipe to go 'back' in a browser. Two finger vertical scrolling works fine, but it's side-swipe back/foward I'm after. ...
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How to deactivate multitouch on a Thinkpad x220/x230 tablet?

When writing with the stylus pen (in for example Xournal) the multitouch function is very annoying: When I place my writing hand on the display it produces random lines and figures. So I would like ...
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How to enable multi-touch gestures on Lenovo Thinkpad W510 w/touchscreen - 12.04 w/Unity

I am wondering how the user in this video got his W510 configured to use multi-touch with his touchscreen. I did a sudo apt-get install utouch but I need some handholding in where to go next. ...
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multitouch support for magic mouse on further releases?

In older questions on internet i found that the magic-mouse multitouch-support should work since 11.04. Now we have 11.10 and i didn't find any news, that here is a multitouch-support planned for ...
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Help Configuring Synaptics Touchpad

edit: I can achieve point 1 now. Still need a solution for point 2, though. I am having a hard time configuring my notebook's touchpad. The touchpad already works. It successfully responds to ...
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Are there plans to remove the mouse cursor in uTouch?

I notice in the demo video of uTouch that the standard mouse pointer is still showing. Are there plans to remove the mouse cursor? This is one of the most annoying things when using touch technology ...
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Enable multiple touches on touchpad

I have a Vaio laptop, where the touchpad contains the two buttons (primary and secondary). This means you have to click your touchpad to click on things. The buttons are not separate to the touchpad. ...
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touchpad not detected

i am using ubuntu 14.04 in the new lenovo z510 ideapad laptop. to check if my touchpad is detected i typed the command xinput list and this is my output: i tried everything mentioned in ...
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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Multitouch Gestures on 15" retina macbookpro and ubuntu 13

How do i enable multitouch gestures like pinch & zoom, three fingers drag, 4 fingers swipe (basically what osx has) in ubuntu 13 on 15" retina macbookpro? The basic 1 tap for clicking and 2 ...
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How can I set up gestures in Kubuntu?

I would like to do the following thing: scroll down with three fingers => windows presentation from all Desktops (equivalent to Ctrl+F10). The question is "How can I do it?" :) I have (quite) ...
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Kubuntu trackpad multifinger gesture support

I was wondering if there's a way to enable multi finger gesture support in Kubuntu 12.10. I specifically would like to quickly be able to change desktop or minimise apps. Other functionality would ...
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Touchegg not working 12.10 after multi-touch unity gestures disabled

I've read the thread here How can I disable arbitrary default multitouch gestures in Unity? where people seem to have solved their problems with touchegg in 12.10. As for me, I'm able to install ...
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Enabling middle-click and gestures on multitouch clickpad? (Ubuntu 12.04; Samsung NP900X3A-A03US)

Out of the box (with the xorg.conf from the Ubuntu wiki), left-click, right-click, and two-finger scroll all work flawlessly. However, middle-click doesn't work at all (despite appearing to be ...
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MacBook Pro/oneric Multitouch support - how to I configure multitouch actions?

I have switched my Macbook Pro 5.1 over to Ubuntu, because OS X Lion was dragging its heels on the 2.5-year-old hardware (sickeningly short old-hardware-support half-life... grrr) Anyway, most of ...
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Multitouch script (using xinput) no longer working

#!/bin/bash # # list of synaptics device properties http://www.x.org/archive/X11R7.5/doc/man/man4/synaptics.4.html#sect4 # list current synaptics device properties: xinput list-props '"SynPS/2 ...
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How to enable multitouch for a trackpad?

I have eeepc 1005ha, and want to have the ability to enlarge and scroll down/up/left/right with the pad, is it possible?
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How can I enable Multitouch features on My Desktop Touch Screen

I have a "Medion" Touchscreen (bought from Aldi). The display works perfectly, as do single touch inputs. However, despite the screen being multitouch capable, I can't get multitouch gestures to work. ...
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Touchpad right-click doesn't work on my Asus notebook

I just installed 12.04 and I noticed that my Touchpad's right-click isn't working at all. My Touchpad is working fine for 2 finger scrolling it also worked fine under Windows 7. The touchpad has a ...
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How do I enable multi touch on a Dell inspiron n5110 with an ALPS touchpad?

How can I enable touch pad gestures(multi touch effects) of alps touch pad which comes with dell inspiron n5110 in ubuntu 11.10. These gestures worked fine with windows.
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How to really use multitouch gestures now

So i have a touchscreen now, Ubuntu 10.10, made the gesturetest which works with up to two fingers - but now i have one simple question: how do i enable multitouch so that GNOME understands the ...
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Will Microsoft Touch Mouse work?

I would like to buy Microsoft Touch Mouse but I don't know if it's going to work. I am interested especially on the multitouch functions (gestures) and touch scrolling. Have anyone tested it on ...