I dual boot Win 10 - Ubuntu. ON WIndows 10 if I swipe downwards with 3 fingers, it minimizes all the windows and goes to the desktop, if you swipe upwards with 3 fingers, it'll re-focus all the windows back.

Is there a way I can make it do the same in Ubuntu?

  • For libinput you might be interested in libinput-gestures. My touchpad unfortunately doesn't recognize gestures (i.e. 5 point of trobleshooting), so it doesn't work for me, but it should work for you. – Hi-Angel Aug 25 '17 at 20:57

There is an application that allows you to use specific gestures to issue commands, this may let you enable support for 3 finger gestures. The program is called easystroke. Its in the software center. You can search by the following name: Easystroke Gesture Recognition.

Here is a link to the developers website.

You can also check this already answered question. Which states:

In Ubuntu xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is used. It can detect only 2-finger swipes, vertical and horizontal.

There is no code that detects 3-finger swipes. The only way to add this feature is to code it into the user space driver.

So I guess checking out the application is the better choice.

  • Could you include the specific steps to achieve the result? – Andrea Lazzarotto Aug 21 '17 at 13:13
  • I am sorry but I am on Desktop. There is an option to record action after you launch the application. Probably you will be able to record the gesture there. I haven't tried this application myself yet, but this is the only one I could find. – Russo Aug 21 '17 at 13:24

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