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OS X has a feature where you can use three fingers to do the equivalent of click-and-drag, sparing you the annoying tap-then-tap-again-and-move-quickly dance normally required.

Is there a way to enable this on Ubuntu for, say, moving tabs around in Chrome?

Note: I'm aware that Unity has re-purposed three finger gestures. I'm not using Unity, and very much want generic click-and-drag via three finger touch.

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Since you don't have unity you should be able to just install touchegg from the Ubuntu Software Center and then for a nice gui you can download and install the touchegg gui from here: https://github.com/Raffarti/Touchegg-gce

Touchegg is awesome by the way! I programmed 3,4 and 5 finger gestures to do anything i wanted. You can program clicks as well as different swipes as well. it's pretty awesome.

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    Can you explain how to configure touchegg for three-finger drag? – Aleksandr Dubinsky Nov 14 '17 at 10:01
  • really missing the three finger drag on ubuntu! is there an up to date solution for 2020 known of? touchegg is far outdated... – benzkji May 25 at 14:11
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Ubuntu does different: Double tap, but dont release. Is the new three finger drag.

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    I'm sure there must be a way to configure it though, surely? That's probably the default in case someone is using hardware that can't understand 3 fingers? Fingers crossed! (3 of them) – Rabbit May 25 at 14:51
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    it's still bugging me that a project like ubuntu (and gnome..) doesnt have a proper trackpad configuration tool. man, it's 2020. – benzkji May 27 at 8:05
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    and yeah, fingers crossed...I'm sure it IS doable, but only by hacking synaptic and/or libinput on our own... ;-) – benzkji May 27 at 8:06

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