is it possible to get multitouch gestures in ubuntu 14.04 like macbook? if possible how to activate or install multi touch gestures ? my laptop is lenovo z580.it has syanptics touchpad which supports multi touch of 4 fingers as of my knowledge. i tried touchegg but no use.
Yes, it is possible:
- install touchegg:
sudo apt-get install touchegg
install Touchegg-GCE: You have to
git clone(or download) Touchegg-GCE from github and then manually compile it, it needs qt4 so
sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-toolsthen open a terminal into the Touchegg-GCE directory and type
make. Now launch touchegg-gce and configure your gestures.
Autostart and configuration: into
create an executable (
chmod +x touch.sh) script touch.sh with the following code. It is necessary to disable the default behaviour of the trackpad for 2-3 fingers gestures
#!/bin/bash synclient TapButton2=0 synclient TapButton3=0 synclient ClickFinger2=0 synclient ClickFinger3=0 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=0 synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=0
create two launchers: one for the script(1) and the other for touchegg(2).
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=/home/<user>/.config/autostart/touch.sh Hidden=false NoDisplay=false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name[it_IT]=TouchScript Name=TouchScript Comment[it_IT]=Enable Touchegg 2-3 fingers Comment=Enable Touchegg 2-3 fingers
[Desktop Entry] Name=Touchegg GenericName=Touchégg Comment=Touchégg Gestures Manager Exec=/usr/bin/touchegg %u Terminal=false Type=Application Name[it_IT]=touchegg.desktop
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.
I have ubuntu 14.04 and using a logitech mini-keyboard with touchpad I have gestures enabled by default, I didn't installed anything specific. Using two fingers I can zoom in/out or scroll pages.
Edit: I tried also on an other system in a HP laptop, so I really believe that basic gestures are now active by default in ubuntu 14.04
You should try xSwipe! Works very effective
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