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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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Erratic Touchpad Scrolling 18.04

Dell XPS 13, ~2018. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic Intel® Core™ i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 8 Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) Gnome ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Unity Desktop, Touchpad gestures

I have trouble getting my new installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS working with my touchpad. I installed Unity described in this article: https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-unity-desktop-ubuntu-18-04-lts ...
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Synaptics touchpad behaviour/config problems: 2-finger click and scroll, typing palm

I know there are many questions answered about touchpads on Ubuntu 18.04, and I've tried combinations of most of them, using Tweaks apps, synclient etc. But I simply cannot find a configuration that ...
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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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Gestures on Dell XPS 7390 2-in-1 in 19.10

I'm wondering if anyone has managed to get gestures like two/three finger swipe working on this laptop (or similar ones with similar touchpads). This one is a precision touchpad. When running ...
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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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Switch windows with touchpad gestures

I'm using ubuntu 18.03 on my laptop and I do like to use touch pad sometimes, but I'm missing some windows 10 gestures like switching between windows with swipes. I'm using gestures but if I set up ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 inconsistent two finger 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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Any way to speed up gesture detection with Libinput on 19.04?

I have an HP Spectre x360. The touchpad seems to be having trouble with fast gestures. If I use a single finger, the pointer is tracked without any problem. But if I try to do anything with more ...
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4-finger workspace switching not smooth

When you read the title your first thought may be to blame my graphics drivers or the general performance of my computer. But I don't believe that to be the cause. Bear with with me: When I perform ...
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how to do multitouch on waveshare screen with touchegg and synaptic input driver ubuntu 18.04?

i have board with intel core i7, connected with WaveShare multitouch screen (1280x800). i installed ubuntu 18.04 from usb, libinput input driver comes as default. since WaveShare screen support only ...
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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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How to enable touchpad pointer movement when second finger touches (ZBook14u G5)?

SynPS/2 Synaptics touchpad works very well but: When I put a second finger anywhere on the touchpad the mouse movement stops immediately. this is very annoying because also the two "mouse buttons" ...
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How do I fix Dolphin file manager to work with my touch screen?

When I drag with my finger, I expect the window to scroll but instead the lasso is enabled and files are selected. Is there a way to configure Dolphin so that it scrolls by dragging or is the answer ...
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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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Add a dead region to touchpad

I'm constantly fighting with my touchpad. It keeps randomly interpreting two-finger taps (which I have set to middle click) while I'm attempting to type. This appears to be due to the touchpad's ...
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Help Needed! — Left-Click Function (mouse AND trackpad) Randomly Stops Working

Dell Latitude E7440 i7-4600U. Ubuntu 18.4 LTS. Semi-non-techie (mid-level novice), new Linux user (~2 months), layperson here. I have no idea why it happens, but sometimes the left-click ...
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touchpad drag stops working after sleep (18.04/18.10)

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th, on startup the touch-pad works fine, I can click on something with one finger then drag it with the other. After sleep I can only click but not drag... I have the ...
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Touch pad of Asus VivoBook freezes after touching it with two fingers

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16 LTS on an ASUS VivoBook Max. The touchpad doesn't seem to be working properly. It freezes after touching it with two fingers and the functionality is not recovered ...
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Touchpad stuck in horizontal scroll box

Using two-fingered scrolling on the trackpad has become second nature to me as a former user of OS X. I made the switch recently to Ubuntu 18.04 and am surprised to find how difficult two-fingered ...
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Libinput-gesture maximize/unmaximize and minimize window :: Wayland

I use wayland and gnome 3.28. I would like to set libinput so that a 4 finger swipe up maximize/unmaximize the currently active window, and a 4 finger swipe down minimize it. I digged a bit and it ...
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18.10 - Laptop Touchpad - Two Finger Click and Drag Stops Working After Update

I have come across an issue with clicking and dragging on my Lenovo L380 laptop. On a fresh install or using the Live CD/USB I am able to physically click the touchpad with one finger and then drag ...
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Two-finger-scroll won't autorotate (18.10)

I have a Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 and with Ubuntu 18.10 everything works ridiculously well. There is one (admittedly rather minor) issue though. When I go into tablet mode the two-finger-scroll won'...
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Is there anything that allows me to smoothly zoom in with a trackpad

I've googled to hell and back about this and I cannot find any information. Is there A browser An Extension Any program That allows me to smoothly zoom a Webpage with a pinching gesture on my ...
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Touchscreen multitouch works in XWayland but not Xorg

I have a Thinkpad X1 Tablet running Ubuntu 18.10. Using two fingers to scroll, zoom around, etc works great (in e.g. Chromium) when running under XWayland, but only a single touch point seems to be ...
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Improve Ubuntu's two-finger scroll

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. It is possible to enable two-finger scrolling from the settings. But the feature is not as good as in Windows. When I scroll with the two fingers vertically, Windows ...
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Kubuntu 18.10 touchpad cannot be configured

Most of the touchpad settings are grayed out, so I can't alter things like touchpad sensitivity our multi-finger clicks. I ran Official Ubuntu (GNOME) 18.10 a few days ago on the same laptop without ...
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One user has two finger scrolling the other does not

I'm trying to troubleshoot my husband's computer, running 18.04. My gnome shell on his machine has two finger scrolling that works just fine. His gnome shell "mouse and touchpad" settings are ...

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