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Questions about Ubuntu's multi-touch features.

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Libinput: Two touches released but jus one event “TOUCH_UP”

I'm working in a project using wxWidgets and a RaspberryPi 3 model A+. It uses a CTPM FT5406 touch screen for the application. The problem is: When i touch in both the extremity of the screen, the ...
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Disabling Multi Touch Gestures in Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Desktop

I am Using a Critical Application which needs to be on the screen all the time , and user should not be able to logoff or should not be able to acess any other Application , The Device is equipped ...
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how to allow linux shell to detect maximized windows?

i am one a gestures project where i use xdotool key Ctrl+d to come back to home screen and xdotool key super to got to application menu. now on a mac, these both swipe up gestures can do two stuffs ...
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After upgrade to 18.04: extended text selection in Unity lost

In Ubuntu 16.04 (using Unity), I have been able to perform the following action: I was able to mark parts of a text with pressing and moving one finger on the touch-pad. Quite often, I haven't been ...
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Touchscreen Touch works like clicking all the time

so I'm new to linux and like a first time User. I installed ubuntu 20.04. Everything smooth so far but the touchscreen. Every touch is like a double click. I installed a drawing app to see whats ...
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Does 20.04 support multi-touch gestures out of the box?

I don't have a touch display so am asking this question to see if it's worth purchasing one and also would like to know if there is any specialized setup required to get a multi-touch gesture display ...
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xdotool and gestures plugins doesn't register first gesture

I'm using two tools to provide gestures on my dell xps laptop. libinput-gestures-setup xdotools They work very well except for one flaw which makes the whole workflow a huge pain. And that's the ...
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Touchpad bugs: 2 fingers scroll stops working, sensitivity increases, cursor moving on its own after a move

On Ubuntu 20.04, my Touchpad is having weird bugs that start at random moments that I couldn't link to any special activity. It seems to just start randomly. Here are the different effects that I can ...
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Is there anything to read and hand-annotate a pdf like on paper on a touchscreen with stylus?

I have a DELL touchscreen convertible and I would like to be able to read, but also annotate with a stylo like I am used on paper, a pdf, so to say bye bye to paper. I can't find any PDF reader ...
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Can' t make touchegg work on KDE

I'm on a fresh install with KDE and just installed touchegg, but I don't seem to be able to make it work. I followed the installation instructions and copied the default config file but nothing ...
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How to install Ubuntu 20.10 on the new XPS 17 (9700)?

I saw a few posts online of people having some issues setting up the new XPS 17 as a Linux machine so I thought I'd share my journey here in case it'd be of anyone's interest. I've been using Ubuntu ...
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MacBook Pro trackpad: Must lift all fingers before tap

With the trackpad on my 2013 MacBook Pro using macOS, I use my middle finger for navigation and forefinger to tap. In this scenario, it is unnecessary for me to lift my middle finger to tap. With ...
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Mac OS X-like and gestures in Ubuntu

Anyone knows of a solution which exists in order to have Mac OS X like gestures in Ubuntu? Something extremely close to this is being developed for the next version of Elementary OS: https://blog....
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How to tune the touchpad?

My machine is lenovo yoga s730 on Ubuntu 20.04. I have several problems with my touchpad. Firstly, it's active while typing. Even though there is 'disable while typing' option in the settings, it does ...
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How do I move mouse's arrow with 1 index finger on topside of touchpad while other index finger touches left bottom area of the touchpad?

How do I move the pointer around with one index finger on the topside of the touchpad while my other index finger is static and touching the left bottom side of the touchpad? I can do this in Windows ...
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Fusuma gestures not executed

I run fusuma on startup but it doesn't seem to work most of the times. If I open a terminal and run fusuma and do the mouse pad gestures the terminal shows that the gestures are recognized but not ...
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Touchpad features, like right click and scrolling with two fingers not working

Hello everybody Am new to ubuntu linux and i have ubuntu 20.04 and before this i was using windows 10. In windows i had all the features of touchpad like right click and scroll with two fingers etc. ...
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Iiyama 10 point touch screen

Is there any way to get my Iiyama prolite 10 point touch screen to work with Ubuntu 20 as it is quite important as i use it as a mixing desk
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Four finger gesture in Fusuma/xdotool to change tab in Chrome?

I'm trying to use Fusuma/Xdotool to do a 4 finger swipe left/right to change tab in Chrome (i.e. to trigger alt+tab and alt+shift+tab. However, it doesn't seem to work. Other 3 and 4 finger gestures ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Not Recognizing Touchscreen Double tap

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Touchscreen Display. Installed the new Dell touchscreen display unit (Dell P2418HT), most all functions work, but I am unable to get the "Double-Tap" to open folders in the ...
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Move a window in a different gnome workspace using touchpad gestures

As you might know, in gnome-shell you can switch workspace by dragging 4 fingers up/down on your touchpad. Is there a way to use this very same gesture, in combination with some key, so to move the ...
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Multi touch gestures for Lubuntu are messed up

(Linux noob here running Lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 32-bit) My laptop is an old HP Presario V3000. It ran Windows 7 for all its life except the last week after I installed Lubuntu on it. It feels very ...
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ETPS/2 Elantech multi finger dkms patch in ubuntu 20.04

So, after looking for a solution during the last couples of weeks, I've only found an old patch related to the kernel bug related to the Elantech touchpads. The thing is, the patch is done for dkms cd ...
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How to set up multi finger gesture control in 20.04

How can you setup Multi-finger (3 and 4 finger specially) gesture controls in Ubuntu 20.04? I am new and this is my 1st question.
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Does anyone have a driver for Timelink Multitouch touch frame

Can anyone assist me please, i have a Timelink Multi-Touch frame that does not respond to any touch at all. I have tried downloading the touch driver from the manufacturers website "http://www....
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MATE 16.04 touchpad xinput (Just want a basic mouse pad) can't disable tapping, scrolling, swiping

I have been attempting this for weeks to turn off every non-basic gesture (I just wan't the touch pad to control the cursor position) No tapping - there are left and right mouse buttons for that no ...
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Is there a way to use multi-finger gesture controls using a multi-touch touchpad?

Is there a way to use multi-finger gesture controls using a multi-touch touchpad in Ubuntu 20.04? Windows has this feature built-in which is extremely convenient for laptop users. I have tried this ...
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Are there settings in Ubuntu 20.04 similar to multiple figure gesture controls in Windows?

Are there settings in Ubuntu 20.04 similar to multiple figure gesture controls in Windows? If there are how do I activate and configure them? At least, is there an extension that can do this? See ...
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Installed libinput-gestures to have mac-like gestures but it is not working for some reason

new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general. I installed libinput-gestures, following these instructios. Everything went smoothly (I am assuming, as I got no errors) and the GUI worked without any problems....
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Controlling music with touchpad

i just started using linux coming from a windows system. I tried installing extensions to control my media like spotify with my touchpad. I am used to using 3 fingers to skip songs left and right, 3 ...
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How to disable pinch, zoom and swipe on touchpad of wireless usb keyboard?

I am using an Intel NUC with Ubuntu 20.04. It is mainly used as an HTPC and to browse the web. I want to use a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad. I have tried two, each has similar problems. ...
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Degraded multi-touch touchscreen capabilities from 18.04 to 19.10

I just got my new Lenovo L13 Yoga, and briefly tested several Live-Versions in order to get the best solution out of the box. My experience (tested w/ Firefox and LibreOffice Draw): Ubuntu 19.10 (...
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Is there a command-line command to cycle through gnome-shell 3.34 workspaces?

The context here is that I'm using cunidev/gestures to set up mac-like three-finger gestures for my laptop, for window switching. What I have right now is: a three-finger upwards swipe triggers dbus-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 inconsistent scrolling behavior

Issue: When the touch-pad is touched with two fingers the page will scroll to the very top or bottom of the page. How to reproduce: I open an application for example chrome, and scroll half way ...
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How to select a file or directory and drag it while scrolling rapidly?

I am using Gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 19.10, but I had similar experiences with 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04. Sometimes I want to select some files in a window (i.e. in a Files/Natilus window), and move them ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 - Touchpad recognized as mouse - Multitouch gestures not working

I'm having a problem with my laptop, as the title says: The trackpad is being recognized as a mouse, so I don't have multitouch gestures, other than scrolling. I can't switch apps with gestures, I ...
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How to ignore third finger tapping when two fingers are resting on the touchpad?

On my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04, resting two fingers on the touchpad and tapping with a third is registered as a three finger tap, while resting a single finger on the touchpad and tapping with another ...
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Send touch events from touchpad?

I was wondering if you can configure a synaptics or libinput powered touchpad to also expose its touch events, so that an API such as Xinput2.2 can consume them. Using evtest I can see that five ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crash due to startup application

I am new to Ubuntu and had been running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS dual boot with Windows 10. I just installed touchegg and added it in startup applications using the following procedure : https://www....
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Gestures: Tip Tap and three/four finger click

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop and a big fan on gestures on the trackpad. Sadly ubuntu doesn't support a lot of them by default. But I would love to have support for many more gestures like "tip ...
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ELAN0504:01 04F3:309E Touchpad Multitouch

When running in Windows, I'm able to use multitouch gestures with my touchpad. Unfortunately, when running on Ubuntu 19.10, I can't do a two-finger back gesture in my browser or any three or four ...
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Libinput two finger scrolling problem

The problem is the following: my touchpad starts reacting on two-finger scrolling gesture wrong. It seems like it doesn't react on quick gesture at all and very bad on slow gesture. For synpatic ...
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Enable middle mouse button touchpad emulation for xubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS 15

How can I map a three-finger tab on the touchpad to a middle mouse click? In another question I've found synclient TapButton3=2 and this works, but it seems a bit strange to run a shell script on ...
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How to enable 2 finger touchpad pinch to zoom gesture (not ctrl+/-) Ubuntu 19.10?

It seems in 19.10 the touchscreen 2 finger zoom is finally working correctly out of the box. So why is same behavior not on the touchpad? Is there any driver, software, Ubuntu flavor, Linux ...
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Can't zoom with Thinkpad T480s touchpad in 18.04

Zooming with a pinch gesture on the touchpad of my Lenovo Thinkpad T480s does not work. Does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support it? I tried fusuma but it didn't help. How may I troubleshoot this?
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Am I able to use two mice in my Ubuntu desktop?

I'm using an Acer laptop, and Ubuntu 19.04. I want to use my laptop touchpad and my wireless mouse separately with two cursors.
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Horizontal scrolling controls volume (Ubuntu 19.04)

I am on Ubuntu 19.04, GNOME Shell 3.32.1, on a Lenovo laptop. I have installed libinput-tools and some touchpad gestures work fine. However, there is a gesture that I cannot find in the libinput ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 touchpad multi finger gesture on Ubuntu 19.04

Having installed and set-up my Ubuntu 19.04 to my liking I found out that I missed the multi-finger gestures that were available on Windows 10. The two-finger scrolling works fine. Examples of ...
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How much Multitouch does my computer support?

I've got a Dell notebook at work, but I don't know much about which model it is, except that it is a XPS. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on it. Now, I know, that the Monitor and the Touchpad have some ...
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How can I use multitouch gestures under LXQt with a touchscreen?

There is no global recognition of touchscreen multi-touch gestures in LXQt. This is unlike in the default Ubuntu Shell desktop environment, where for example a long-press touch event on the ...

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