This is a followup to Chrome + Touchscreen + Unity (14.04) Has anyone had the ability to use touch-devices on newer versions of Chrome and Ubuntu? This seems to no longer work for me

  • chrome-unstable 45 works with touch on 15.04 out of the box. – firun Jul 24 '15 at 8:51

I found a combination of these answers is currently working for me. If I restart without the --touch-devices flag and then I navigate to chrome://restart, I get working touch.

I should note that that does not appear to include any kind of window controls (I can't drag the window around or resize it with touch), but it does fix scrolling, clicking links, clicking in the location bar, etc.

  • Weird indeed! I've found this doesn't work 100% of the time, either. – Veedrac Jun 17 '15 at 22:53
  • thanks, I went to chrome://flags/ and set "Enable touch events" to "Automatic" and touch worked – select Sep 1 '15 at 8:57
  • May I ask, do you have one-finger or two-finger scrolling ? thx. – user157697 Aug 27 '16 at 13:59

Pretty weird but in my case (Samsung Series 7 ULTRA, Ubuntu 15.04, Chrome 43.0.2357.65 (64-bit)) it started working after removing --touch-devices=$ID parameter.

It seems that chrome can autodetect touch devices now.

  • There is an option controlling this in about:flags – Wilhelm Erasmus May 20 '15 at 16:44
  • @WilhelmErasmus chrome://flags/#touch-events is something different than device id, if that's what you meant? – suside May 20 '15 at 19:49
  • Yeah, sorry about that – Wilhelm Erasmus May 21 '15 at 6:33

I own a Dell XPS 13, running Ubuntu 15.04.

Touch does not work on chrome when I start it. However, if I just restart it, by opening a tab to chrome://restart for example, touch will start working!

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