I've installed 19.04 on my Dell Venue 11 Pro and, while it works with the touchscreen, it doesn't have a lot of the gestures that make it even more functional. I found this app called Gestures, which is a GUI for libinput-gestures. I installed the prereqs, and it worked, but the GUI part wiped out the default configuration for libinput-gestures and couldn't find the config file. I modified the config file for the app, but it still didn't work.

So, now I'd like to just go back to the default settings for libinput-gestures, and skip the GUI bit, but I don't know how to process an uninstall, nor can I find anything about how to do so. I ran the following in the terminal:

git clone https://gitlab.com/cunidev/gestures
cd gestures
sudo python3 setup.py install

Any suggestions would be wonderful :)

  • Go to the source directory. See if it has install_log file or something similar. It should list all of the files it put into the system. Oh, if the application wipe out your config for libinput-gestures, i'm not sure how you'll get the file back.
    – aasril
    Commented May 4, 2019 at 3:16
  • I'll take a look at it. Thanks for being the only person to respond in two days :) Commented May 4, 2019 at 14:07

2 Answers 2


After reading the code a bit (https://gitlab.com/cunidev/gestures/blob/master/gestures/configfile.py)

it looks like it does seem to create a backup

self.filePath = path + "/.config/libinput-gestures.conf"
self.backupPath = path + "/.config/libinput-gestures.conf.bak"


mv ~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf.bak  ~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf 
Try These steps. First go to below directory to manually remove icon/launcher or desktop entry

    cd /usr/share/applications
then paste these lines to remove it 

    sudo rm -r org.cunidev.gestures.desktop

after that follow these steps

cd /usr/share/metainfo

sudo rm  -r org.cunidev.gestures.appdata.xml

it will remove the meta info and you'll not found the gesture in your launcher

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