When i'm scrolling sometimes ubuntu will think i'm trying to switch applications.

Is there a three finger application switching feature in ubuntu 13.04 that i don't know about?

It sometimes also switches applications when my palms are touching. I tried disable while typing and it's not optimal or user friendly. It's rather annoying to me.


Yes. This is three finger tap followed by hold to switch between app windows. The explanation here. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch

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In my case, running following command solved the problem.

synclient ClickFinger3=2
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The Window List will switch applications if you scroll while the cursor is over it.

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  • I'm not totally sure what you mean – chrisjlee Jun 3 '13 at 21:03

This was messing with my head, too. I couldn't figure out how to reproduce it until I read the Multitouch wiki posted by bagustris in his comment above.


synclient ClickFinger3=2

immediately fixed the problem. Note that I ran

synclient -l > ~/.config/synclient_listYYYYMMDD

first to preserve the original listings.

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  • Could you please also add the link to the post you have read? – derHugo Nov 30 '17 at 16:08
  • Done - apologies for omitting it. – Kevin Kane Dec 1 '17 at 17:44

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