I have a touch screen device running ubuntu. When viewing pdfs in evince I can use one finger scrolling and it's very fluent and satisfying.

I am looking for more support for touch gestures. Specifically, looking at these patch notes and a quick google would suggest that evince should supports pinch to zoom, however it doesn't seem to work for me. Is there some flag or command I need to make evince understand pinch to zoom.

Can I activate this feature somehow?

Additional information:

$ evince --version
GNOME Document Viewer 3.10.3

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release:    14.04
Codename:   trusty


According to the gnome source it looks like evince will support pinch gestures in version 3.13.90.

  • what version of evince & ubuntu are you using? – fossfreedom Sep 12 '14 at 23:27
  • Sorry I should have said. evince --version gives "GNOME Document Viewer 3.10.3" and I'm running ubuntu 14.04 – Sparx Sep 13 '14 at 10:28

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