please, help me! how to install Touchegg-GCE in Ubuntu?


First install dependencies:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libqt4-dev libx11-6 libx11-dev

Download the .zip file from here

cd ~/Downloads
unzip Touchegg-gce-master.zip
cd Touchegg-gce-master
make && sudo make install

To launch touchegg-gce you have to go to that particular folder.

The binary is installed in /usr/local/bin, check your PATH. Or start via your Application Launcher, there is a desktop file in /usr/local/share/applications/touchegg-gce.desktop

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Here is a variant to the first answer with some (small) advantages:

  • it provides the code in a git repository, which is nice in case you consider working on it
  • it provides the installed software in a Debian package, which makes uninstalling it clean and simple with sudo apt remove touchegg-gce

The instructions are as follows:

sudo apt install git build-essential libqt4-dev libx11-6 libx11-dev checkinstall

git clone https://github.com/Raffarti/Touchegg-gce.git
cd Touchegg-gce
qmake && make
sudo checkinstall \
    --pkgname touchegg-gce \
    --pkgversion 1.3.1 \
    --pkgsource "https://github.com/Raffarti/Touchegg-gce" \
    --provides touchegg-gce \
    make install

At this stage, this is only a very basic Debian / Ubuntu package. For example, it does not list any dependency packages, and it installs files into /usr/local/ which is not the proper way. However, as a way to keep my local installation tidy an be able to uninstall things without having to research how exactly, I really like checkinstall.

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