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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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I have solved this issue by setting the following configuration values (initial values were 0): synclient ClickFinger3=2 synclient TapButton3=2


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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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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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The default settings that seem to be enabled with "tap to click" (on my laptop anyway) also provides the following functionality: Middle Click (tap at top right of scroll area) Right Click (tap at bottom right of scroll area)


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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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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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As an update to htorque's answer, you must now use geis-tools instead of utouch-geis-tools (Ubuntu 12.04 <). So run the following set of commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install geis-tools geisview In the new window, go under Device<device_id>Added:<device_name> (Probably the last option) and check device touches: ...


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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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This worked to reset my touchpad. sudo rmmod psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse If there is no terminal window open, press Alt + F2, type gnome-terminal and press Enter. Source: http://xpapad.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/dealing-with-mouse-and-touchpad-freezes-in-linux/


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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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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 launcher can be revealed using a four-finger drag, starting in the left half of the screen, dragging to the right. Or, it should be able to be revealed that way, I don't believe that work's been done, patches welcome :-)


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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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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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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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I have not been able to get multitouch gestures support with touchegg on Unity. However, after installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, touchegg works like a charm.


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Yes, it is possible: Installation install touchegg: sudo apt-get install touchegg install Touchegg-GCE: you have to manually compile it, it needs qt4 so sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools then open a terminal into the Touchegg-GCE directory and type /usr/bin/qmake-qt4 and make. Now launch touchegg-gce and configure your gestures. Autostart and ...


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In terminal: xinput --list Will output something like this: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=10 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master ...


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This is not a problem with "multitouch", it is a problem with "touch". Before the 14.04 update, the touchscreen was interpreted as another mouse. After the update it is not, but unfortunately Chromium is not reporting touch-events. This means that no graphical web app can be used with Ubuntu on a touch screen. I managed to make it work on my computer by ...


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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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I had a similar problem with my HP Notebook. Try using a double tap with two fingers to right click. Worked on my Notebook when a friend suggested it to me.



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