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The Unity multitouch grab handles plugin ships with Unity. It is activated by a three finger press on a touch screen. You can toggle it by repeatably tapping three fingers on your touchscreen. You can use it with a mouse by toggling the plugin on and off. To ensure the plugin is enabled, do the following: Start the CompizConfig Setting Manager: Press Alt ...


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Touchegg Touchégg is a “multitouch gesture recognizer” for Linux, written in C++ , with Qt and utilizing Ubuntu’s uTouch-geis library. It allows users to define what actions are initiated when a multi-touch gesture is made. Providing the desired gesture is recognised by Touchégg you can assign one of a number of window-related actions to it, ...


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It can be enabled also using commands: xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 4 xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Width" 8 xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 0 This ...


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An update to domster answer for Ubuntu 12.10. Unity source code has obviously changed, so here is how to achieve the same in Unity 6.8.0. The steps to download Unity source code are the same as before (I will copy & paste domster's snippet): sudo apt-get build-dep unity cd /tmp #It can be done somewhere else, feel free to change the base location. ...


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You may also be interested in installing the gpointing-device-settings package, which will provide more configuration options for your touchpad. BTW, in Ubuntu 10.04LTS+ this replaces gsynaptics. Once installed you find it under System -> Preferences -> Pointing Devices.


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Gestures will be the easiest method for closing windows in touch environment. There have been several ideas discussing how to improve the window button in a touch environment, however no firm decisions have been made. Ideas range from making the buttons grow bigger on tap (so you have a bigger hit area) to having just plain ol huge buttons.


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You can install utouch-geis-tools and then run geistest, which shows you information about the device and gestures, e.g.: Device 10 added attr "device name" = "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" attr "device id" = 10 attr "direct touch" = false attr "independent touch" = false attr "device touches" = 4 .... where the last attribute is ...


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I thought that was a little odd myself. I did some digging and it looks like the upstream project was renamed. utouch-geis utouch-frame utouch-grail are now: geis frame grail (See bugs 1029482 and 1029643) This update reflects the rename along with some bug fixes: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/precise/main/updates/libframe6 Version: ...


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There are numerous solutions, most of which are still a little half-baked. Many of the documented ones are out of date, so make sure you look at the date of whatever you google. Ubuntu has built in rudimentary gestures (2 finger) support in the mouse/touchpad settings applet. I found it randomly conked out and two finger scrolling would then be ...


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According with this answer, you can enable both two finger scrolling and edge scrolling using the following commands in terminal: synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 The problem is that these commands are not persistent after a system restart. To prevent this, let's put them to run at start up. First, make a new small bash script ...


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Touchegg is designed to bring multi-touch (touchpad) functionality to Linux based operating systems. In layman’s term, it is an open source multi-touch gesture recognizer for GNU/Linux which is backed by C++, Qt and uTouch-geis library. With TouchEgg, you can define what type of actions are to be initiated for a specific multi-touch gesture. ...


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You could try using a combination of something like the following to disable strips on the sides, top and bottom of the touchpad. synclient AreaLeftEdge=w AreaRightEdge=x AreaTopEdge=y AreaBottomEdge=z To figure out what w,x,y and z would be, you'll need to know the range, or boundaries of the touchpad, which might show in the Xorg log, as in my case. I ...


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I'm going to try and answer the rotation / touch interface part. So basically you can imagine those like having a second desktop upon your desktop. When you rotate your Desktop, you'll then have to do the same with the Touch Interface Desktop. In general you can manage this rotation via $ xsetwacom In my case - I have no knowledge of other tablet ...


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The following solution has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. It works perfectly. Create a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/touchpad.conf with the following content: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" # required MatchIsTouchpad "on" # required Driver "synaptics" ...


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There is an open bug report for this issue on Launchpad. While support for this touchpad has improved quite a bit since I bought my MSI X-Series notebook, it's obviously incomplete, as you noticed. From what I've gathered in that bug report, Sentelic released an open source Linux driver for the touchpad awhile ago, which has been partially merged into the ...


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It turns out that it is not that hard to patch the unity package for totally disabling its handling of multi-touches and gestures. Here are step by step instructions for patching unity-4.24.0. In a command line, enter: sudo apt-get build-dep unity cd /tmp #It can be done somewhere else, feel free to change the base location. mkdir unity cd unity apt-get ...


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first of all install utouch sudo apt-get install utouch I have a touchscreen computer too and I use "touchegg" for the gesture recognizer, it work great. Unfortunately, right now there aren't too much apps for ubuntu focused on touchscreen. If you are interested in touchegg you can download it sudo apt-get install touchegg and configure the .conf file ...


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The touchscreen driver emits multitouch input events. These tools give me x/y position, touch ID and I think pressure when running them with the appropriate device node name xinput --test evtest I am not sure there are libs or APIs besides talking to dev directly though.


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Looks like it's as simple as evince --disable-gestures. But check your version to be 3.2.1-0ubuntu2+ : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/873866 If you want this to affect at opening files from file manager, you need to edit evince.desktop. Here is a one-line fix: $ sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=evince %U$/Exec=evince %U --disable-gestures/' ...


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Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't support proper detection of trackpads for macbook pros (I'm assuming it's an integrated button trackpad). This is changing in 12.04. However, for the time being I would recommend using this driver: https://github.com/BlueDragonX/xf86-input-mtrack (Thanks to C S for pointing out it's in the repos) Install the driver: ...


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I would suggest trying easystroke for this task. I have not used it myself (since my touchpad does not support multitouch :(...). BTW, Chrome does not have the feature in Ubuntu because while Ubuntu does support multitouch through the use of a tech called utouch, most applications and toolkits do not yet support utouch, and are waiting on X to pick up ...


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I have filled a bug report about touchscreen. It is at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-evdev/+bug/1121379 . Please press the "affects me too" button in order to increase the "heat" and make more people/developers notice it. I can help with more tests or trying fixes. So if you have to propose something to test (e.g. install a ...


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There is an answer from here: "The software that formerly made up the utouch project is now a part of the Ubuntu core so we no longer have need of a separate 'utouch' package. The individual components are still available and have simply been renamed without the 'utouch-' component."


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Touchegg from http://code.google.com/p/touchegg/ lets you use multitouch gestures If it works correctly (it doesn't on my end) it should let you test how many fingers you can use. (by the way, if you just want to know if the touchpad supports multitouch, why don't you just check the specs?)


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Please see this to get help with MultiTouch in Ubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch#Community%20Help The same page has a section dedicated to devices currently supported or being tested by the community. Your two choices don't seem listed there but I'd encourage you to file bugs: ubuntu-bug utouch If you can do so from any of the devices, within a ...


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Please see this to get help with MultiTouch in Ubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch#Community%20Help There is a section dedicated to the Apple Magic Mouse, I also have that device and am interested in documenting any multitouch information there. The above page also includes information on testing and using demos for multitouch. If you want to see ...


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So far I've only had success in 10.10 by using the "synaptics" driver. Put the following in your xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "multitouch touchpad" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Driver "synaptics" EndSection Once that's done, you should be able to tweak the cursor speed, scrolling ...


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The included batteries lasted five weeks in my usage. The device has been on at least eight hours a day. I expect quality rechargeable batteries to last more. There seems to be no way to know if it's going into a reduced power mode when not in use, but it doesn't seem to. If upon holding down the power button, the green light goes on, stays lit for a second ...


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Thumb-down dragging in Ubuntu Maverick on newer Macbook( Pro)s is currently supported only by the new, currently non-configurable, but quite functional independently written "multitouch" X input driver from the mactel PPA. (Canonical hasn't written utouch support for MB(P)s yet.) From one of the official Macbook or MacBook Pro Maverick hardware support ...


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I'm following this thread on Ubuntu Forum about Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch Series Development. I think that sometimes wacom bamboo pen and touch work out of the box on Ubuntu, but many times they don't. So for now you have to manually download latest driver from Linux Wacom Project http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/ and compile it yourself. Here ...



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