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Questions tagged [multi-touch]

Questions about Ubuntu's multi-touch features.

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Ubuntu 18.04 stops scrolling if a none touchpad area is touched before the touchpad

In my laptop buttons and touchpad separated with thin plastic layer, sometimes when scrolling I touch this area with one of my two fingers before reaching the touch area, and the mouse moves instead ...
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Two Finger Scrolling not working on Ubnuntu 18.04 and Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U Dell Latitude 5495

Recently purchased the Dell Latitude 5495, installed Ubuntu straight away. Immediately started noticing some minor issues: Mouse Pointer would randomly just freeze, like frozen, need to restart to ...
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Adding mac like gestures in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 18 and trying to use this guide to add mac like trackpad gestures, I did everything and nothing happens. my lenovo laptop supports multi gesture. What should I do?
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acer aspire touchpad gestures not working

When I try to load the psmouse module I get: $ /sbin/rmmod psmouse rmmod: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:793 kmod_module_remove_module() could not remove 'psmouse': Operation not permitted rmmod: ...
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Disable two finger right click

I have a Dell XPS 9370 and would like to disabled two-finger right clicking, because at the moment two-finger clicking and clicking the specified area on the touchpad work. The only solution I found ...
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Three finger touch pad scrolling is not working

I have just moved to Ubuntu, but I am having a problem in that I don't believe my touch pad is working with three fingers as it used to with Windows. For example, to minimize the current folder I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchscreen Kiosk – Disable Multi-Touch Gestures

I'm running a kiosk touchscreen through Chromium. I've got it setup so that a Chromium application is running with the --kiosk flag, which prevents access to the OS. The problem I have is with the ...
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Installing Synaptics TouchPad Driver for restoring Gestures in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I'm using an HP BS180TX Laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Out of the box there is no supporting gestures enabled. How can I find the right driver for the Synaptics touchpad so that the gestures work. Only ...
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Need Gestures on my Ubuntu and Lenovo T430

I purchased a Lenovo T450 and Installed Ubuntu 18.04. Its awesome the machine is so fast and efficient and everything is so snappy. Just fantastic. I need a few gestures on the trackpad. Is there a ...
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How to identify touchpad for xorg.conf modification?

UPDATE: I just upgraded from 17.10 to 18.04. Couldn't do this earlier as I was in the middle of a large project, and didn't want to take any risk. The Elan touchpad is now properly reported by xinput. ...
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Disable Multitouch for kiosk mode

We control some public stands for information. These things come with a 4 finger touch screen. Problem is, when a user swipes with 4 fingers, the GNOME menu appears. The user now can do a lot of ...
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Ubuntu 18 - Touchpad Buttons not working

I have installed Ubuntu 18 on my new Notebook Everything works fine, except the right and left click Button of the touchpad. When I tap with one finger (left click) oder with two fingers (right click)...
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Migrate from synaptic to libinput

I have this old code that I copied from which works for synaptics touchpad driver for multi-finger touchpad input synclient TapButton2=0 synclient ClickFinger2=0 synclient TapButton3=0 synclient ...
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Enabling Multitouch gestures

I just installed Ubuntu. Two finger scroll, two finger right click, and three finger middle click all worked out of the box without needing to set anything, but after reading this Wiki article it ...
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Touchscreen doesn't work on HP Spectre x2

I have an HP laptop Spectre x2 Detachable 12t-c000, and I'm trying to run Linux on it. The issue is that the touchscreen and the pen doesn't work on Linux. Also the multi-touch mouse pad doesn't ...
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Touch-pads gesture disabled after connect a bluetooth mouse

My touch-pad's gesture has been disable just after I had connected my mouse in Bluetooth. I deleted my mouse device profile in the Bluetooth manager and disabled Bluetooth. I restarted my system. I ...
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How can I disable the multitouch functionality of a touchscreen?

I have an 7 inch touchscreen, I've only configured it through the xinput calibrator and it works perfectly. However, I want to use it as an interface for an application I'm running via Chromium, and I ...
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Single tap working as right click and double tap as single in Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity installed. Mouse was working fine until I updated using apt-get upgrade, after which, single tap opens right click menu. And tapping with two fingers selects the ...
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How can I use the default wacom driver of Manjaro on ubuntu?

On manjaro, scrolling and double tapping on touchpad works perfectly with the default wacom drivers (for intuos art) it's smooth and it's pretty much identical to what you get from windows. On ubuntu ...
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touchscreen doesn't work properly after stylus detection on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic

I have a HP Pavilion x360 convertible 15 br0xx. This laptop has a multitouch touchscreen and an active pen/stylus (non-wacom). On ubuntu 16.04, the touchscreen used with fingers and the pen/stylus ...
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After Upgrade to 18.04 I can no longer mark and scroll text

Today I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my laptop. After customizing everything I have noticed that, whenever I try to mark the text and try to scroll web down with two fingers on touchpad it doesn't ...
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Issues with Acer Swift 3 - Right click (“two finger click”) not recognised

I have an Acer Swift S3 and when I previously had Windows 10 on it, I could use two fingers to click anywhere on my trackpad in order to right click something. It seems that after installing Ubuntu 17....
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Disable three finger paste on ubuntu 16.04

How do I disable three finger paste in Ubuntu 16.04? The output of xinput list-props <Touchpad> looks like this: Device Enabled (142): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (144): 1.000000, 0....
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geisview lists no device

My initial target was to get multitouch gestures work in Spotify (3-finger swipe to change current song etc). I installed Synaptics, created a .xprofile file in home with synclient TapButton2=0 ...
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How to disable touchpad gestures in Gnome 3.18?

There are certain gestures that are part of Gnome itself, and I'd like to disable them since I've only ever activated them accidentally. This and this both address similar issues, but the first link ...
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Can't hold two fingers on touchpad

My touchpad works great when I use only one finger on it. But as soon as I put another finger on the touchpad the pointer freezes. Why is this a problem? Well, it's because I am used to having my left ...
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ASUS touchpad not working properly

I have an ASUS K510UQ Laptop running Ubuntu 17.10. Ever since I installed Ubuntu, I have been having issues with the touch pad. The touch pad very frequently detects double taps when I do a single tap ...
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I found a solution to my elantech multi-touch bug but it involves a patch to kernel 3.9

Here's the Launchpad bug report. Kendatsuba in comment 77 offers a patch that works, and people with the same laptop as me (Samsung np780z5e) confirm it works. The problem is the age of the patch- if ...
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Touchpad issues after installing vanilla-gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 17.10

The touchpad was working great under standard Ubuntu 17.10, including multitouch gestures etc. I installed the vanilla-gnome-desktop package because I like standard gnome better, but this made the ...
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touchpad multi-touch opens unity menu

I have an old Dell XPS 15 laptop running Ubuntu 16.04.3. I've always been experiencing annoying touchpad gesture behavior, for example when I try to scroll (2 fingers) and I touch the bottom of the ...
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Touchpad double tap and two finger scroll is only working when press Window Keys/SuperKey on Ubuntu 16.04

How do I make my touchpad working without having to press Window(super)Key? I am using Ubuntu 16.04.3, I don't use mouse. It is working normal before (Without have to press Win Key) when I first ...
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Multitouch to singletouch on touchscreen Xubuntu 16.04

I have a custom version of VLC (which I didn't work on so I have no idea what's been done to it) and this version doesn't support multi point interpretation. I haven't found an answer on how to ...
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Change touchegg device on Lenovo Yoga 500 (Ubuntu 16.04)

So, I wanted to use some smart gestures in my Ubuntu which I freshly installed on my Lenovo Yoga 500, so I installed touchegg. And touchegg is working pretty well, but on the wrong touchpad :D Because ...
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ELAN touchpad and headphones Asus K555U

I don't speak very good english, excuseme. I have a laptop Asus K555U, I installed Ubuntu, the touchpad run perfect, but when I hold my finger in the corner (right click), I can't move the cursor ...
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Elantech touchpad annoying behaviour (gestures don't work well)

I am having problems with my Touchpad Elantech on Acer Aspire E1-572G. I tried both Ubuntu 16 and 17 (and also other Linux distros), but no luck. My problem is that the gestures (two-finger tap for ...
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How to enable multi touchpad just like in windows

My mouse-touch pad is capable of multi touch because all of the gestures work in that operating system just fine. How ever in Ubuntu, multi-touch is not working and I want to know if there is a way ...
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Mapping Keyboard keys to mouse/touch click/down on certain location

Is there application to map keyboard event to genymotion touch? Like one on the memu/nox i want to map keypress to click/touch event on certain location on the screen.
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Is there a way to use full functionality of Magic Trackpad with ubuntu 17.10

What way would you recommend to take advantage of multi-touch gestures with MagicTrackpad2 on Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome)? Next aspects are of particular interest: possibility to configure 1 to 4 finger ...
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Two-fingered scroll direction inconsistent between browsers (Xubuntu 16.04)

Got a bit of a weird one; can't seem to find the answer anywhere. I'm running Xubuntu 16.04. In Firefox 56.0, tapping the mouse touchpad with two fingers and dragging up scrolls the page down. (This ...
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TOUCHPAD Tap to Click: Enable two-finger-tap for right click but disable one-finger-tap for left click?

OS: Ubuntu 17.10 x86_64 Host: Inspiron 7558 A07 (Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop) DE: GNOME WM: GNOME Shell My current setup has the touchpad setting "Tap To Click" which applies to both one-...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Touchpad: two-finger-tap action

Hi i just installed Ubuntu 17.10 and was configuring it so that i 'can work' with it. and i stumbled over the touchpad configuration. my touchpad has two hardware buttons for left and right click (...
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HID-compliant touchscreen NOT working Ubuntu 14 & 16

Ive been searching this site for help with a touchscreen issue I am having through using Ubuntu 14. I noticed that there are a few users on the site having the same particular problem that I also am ...
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Touchscreen is being recognized as a mouse

I plugged in a 3M touchscreen to my Linux PC. It appears as it recognizes it as a mouse. Here's my xinput output: xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳...
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Ubuntu UI laptop/ touch

First post but longtime Ubuntu user! So about two yars ago I bought an Acer Aspire R14 laptop, which has a touch screen and can flip around to a tablet and be all fancy. The problem I have always ...
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Why does my touch screen have smooth scroll, momentum and elasticity but my Magic Mouse and touch pad do not?

Possibly Relevant Facts I have a Razer Blade 14 laptop which has a built-in QHD+ touch display. I am using Ubuntu 17.04.3 + GNOME 3.24 I have a Magic Mouse version 1 (and version 2 but that's not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Touch pad froze on restart - fixed it but scrolling is still not working

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty version. I installed APM Planner yesterday and upon restarting my computer, my touchpad stopped working. (frozen but buttons working) ...
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Disable double tap (but keep one tap to click enabled) on touchpad

I normally used the intuitive touchpad options on my MacBook Air under macOS (i.e. tap to click, three finger swipe to change desktops, three finger swipe up to show the window manager...) and want to ...
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Setting up Synaptics Touchpad Gestures in 2017

I have a lenovo t450s and it has a synaptics touchpad. In windows there are lots of gestures supported. In ubuntu 17.04, the only ones working are two finger vertical scrolling and right-click with 2-...
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multitouch gestures thinkpad x240

I have a problem with multitouch on my thinkpad x240 (Ubuntu 16.04, Unity). I have tried touchegg with no results. Geis shows that my touchpad can recognize only two fingers. But according to tech ...
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Two finger scrolling not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu to find two finger scrolling in my touchpad was no longer working. I came across this post and it shows that I should be having that option in my system settings. However,...