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Install my Firefox-addon Zoom Menu Elements (or install this file from source on github). Alternative: you can manually open a new tab about:config in Firefox and search for layout.css.devPixelsPerPx set this value to 2 or 1.5 as you wish to adjust the size of the Firefox icons (source, bug report) Install the Firefox-addon Fix for zoomed default-font to ...


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That problem could be solved for me with Chrome's --touch-devices command line parameter. Determine X's input device id in a console by xinput list leading to google-chrome --touch-devices=10 on my system. To make Chrome always use this CLI flag, see: How to set CLI flags for Google Chrome?


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The relevant program should be "onboard". You can install it by: sudo apt-get install onboard and launch it with "onboard" or from the Dash. I have Xubuntu here so I cannot check, but should be possible to enable it under "assistive technologies" or similar in the menu. The panel icon let you access an extensive set of features. Never tried it (I do ...


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Try 'unclutter' the purpose of this program is to hide the pointer after the mouse has not moved for a while. Using it, you can make the pointer appear only when the user touches the screen, and disappear right after it. (maybe this was not exactly what you were aiming for. But it is much easier than your alternative =P) To use, install it sudo apt-get ...


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In my experience, Ubuntu boots fine, however not without issue. Issues: (as of ubuntu 14.10) Installation: As with all laptops with Windows 8, (pre-installed), UEFI can be a bit of a pain when installing, but this guide should get you through that with no issue. Touch Screen: Touch screen works, but there is no multi-touch or scroll support. So for ...


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You may use the tool lsinput that you can get installing the package input-utils. sudo apt-get install input-utils sudo lsinput


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I finally came to this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1372609 It seems FocalTech touchpad needs a specific driver, and that work is in progress to integrate it into the mainline kernel. currently, there seem to be a ppa to get a dkms driver for this touchpad : http://ppa.launchpad.net/hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms After ...


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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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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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FOR 12.10 Okay, I found an answer in this page. This solved my brightness problems permanently: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub You will find this line in the new opened window: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Change it to: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" Save and close the window and type this in the ...


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I just purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch and replaced the installed Windows 8 with Ubuntu 13.04. Everything worked out of the box, including the touchscreen. 13.04 isn't really touch-optimized -- you have to hit the scroll bar to scroll a window with touch, for instance -- but that's not the hardware's fault, it recognizes the touch event just ...


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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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If you never want the cursor to appear (appropriate for touchscreens) unclutter won't suffice from my experience. Instead you can use use -nocursor when starting X. Example: startx -nocursor See http://www.x.org/wiki/AdvancedTopicsFAQ/#index1h2


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I have a Dell XT2 which works very nicely with Ubuntu 10.10, Unity, and uTouch. It's a touch screen tablet. It was issued to me by the uTouch team for uTouch testing with Unity, so it's also recommended by the uTouch developers. If you're just interested in having multi-touch and gesture support, I suggest looking at Apple's magic mouse, and trackpad


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I had the same problem on my Surface Pro 2 with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I have a dual-monitor setup with a MiniDisplay to HDMI cable, my second monitor isn't touch enabled. What worked for me was to find device names by: xinput --list This returned: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...


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The xinput solution did not work for me. I instead followed the instructions in this thread. Edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf Add Option "Ignore" "on" to the end of the section with the touchscreen identifier Reboot For the record (Google), I have a Samsung Series 7 and my touch screen was listed as ELAN Touchscreen in xinput.


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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 have just installed 13.10 on my XPS13 (9333) and enabled the touchscreen by installing the additional drivers available directly from Dell. The steps I followed were: Visit the Dell Support site and entered the service tag for my XPS13 Selected Get Drivers > View All Drivers Changed the selected OS to Ubuntu 12.04 Downloaded 'Ubuntu Driver Support Pack ...


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There are three touch enabled interfaces for Linux: Ubuntu Touch (not yet officially released) Plasma Active Zenvoid Desktop


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I was able to ask Stephen Webb who currently leads the Unity Technical Team about touch input. I contacted him because he used to be the lead developer on the uTouch-geis package which was split into three different packages Frame, Geis, and Grail. These are the primary touch screen controls for 13.04 and he is also heavily involved in other multi-touch ...


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I am assuming you are looking for something like Ubuntu for Android. http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android Canonical is also working on a Ubuntu for Phones (including tablets) which is going to be available for download anytime soon http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone What hardware does Ubuntu Touch support? When is Ubuntu Phone/Touch coming to the ...


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I had the same issue on my brand-new XPS12. It might be the newer model that prevents installation from 12.x or 13.04. I had success with 13.10 beta 1, though. Pretty much everything works out of the box, except multi-touch. No idea where to look as sputnik is already supposed to be integrated...


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Your problem will be answered, for the most part, by downloading Ubuntu and use the "try Ubuntu". As you can tell from these 2 links there are mixed results ... Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell XPS 12 9Q23 in multi booth mode stops at black scren http://forum.notebookreview.com/dell-xps-studio-xps/693432-xps-12-owners-lounge-39.html#post8975843 From the ...


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The System76 Darter comes with Ubuntu touch. I've bought a laptop (a Gazelle) from them in the past and it's worked well as long as I remember to reinstall their drivers ppa when I reinstall. (Using it right now.) https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/daru4


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I'm trying out Ubuntu via a live usb on the Yoga 13 right now. The Yoga 2 Pro is the reboot of that device. Anyway, the are no issues with the touchscreen for me on 13.10. The buttons seem no smaller than they are in Windows, so there's that. I haven't installed the driver to enable wifi, but purchased a $10 Edimax usb adapter that is doing the trick. ...


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The current version of ubuntu was not designed with touch in mind. For the future, the idea is to have a shell which scales to all the different devices (unity 8). This one is still a work in progress and it is at the moment used only on smartphones and tablet (soon in theory). This interface will probably reach the desktop in the following months or in the ...


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I just got myself a laptop with a touch screen and have been thinking the same thing. I haven't tried it myself yet,but I just found this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch Three fingers seems to be the answer, instead of two for zoom and stuff. You might be able to use Ginn to setup your own multitouch actions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch/Ginn


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I just did the same. Bought lenovo flex 14, and installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside the preinstalled windows 8. I now have a dual boot. I mostly followed the instructions from this thread: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported). I had to make a few modifications though. The touch screen works fine. I have not faced any ...


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You could try enabling touch events under Chrome flags: Navigate to chrome://flags/#touch-events and set it to enabled Restart Chrome Source: https://github.com/EightMedia/hammer.js/wiki/How-to-fix-Chrome-35--and-IE10--scrolling-(touch-action)


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UPDATED Answer: Edit ~/.profile and add the following to the end of the file: export CHROMIUM_USER_FLAGS="--touch-devices=`echo $(xinput list | grep 'Virtual core pointer' | awk 'match(\$0, /id=/){print substr($0, RSTART+3, RLENGTH-1)}')` --touch-events=enabled --enable-pinch" Log out and then log back in. Start Google Chrome as normal TIP: You may ...



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