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Only Click When Finger Touching Touchpad?

Since I use 2 daily driver OSs (Linux & MacOS), I realized that, on MacOS, when you press down on the touchpad with your finger, it clicks on the button (or whatever you're hovering over), but if ...
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Disable multitouch / pinch to zoom with touchscreen kiosk

I'm operating on a kiosk setup with a touchscreen PC that has multitouch capability. The PC is running Ubuntu 18.04 and a custom GUI software on top of Xorg. Currently it is possible to e.g. pinch-to-...
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Precise scrolling & pinch to zoom broken in Firefox on 22.04 after working on 21.10

How do I enable precise scrolling and pinch to zoom in Firefox? I just put the default installation of the latest LTS on my laptop yesterday, and precise scrolling in Firefox is broken (two finger ...
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Disable middle click with Wayland

I switched my ubuntu from 21.10 impish to 22.04 jammy which implied to leave x11 for wayland. I prevented unsolicited selection paste or unwanted closed tabs by completely disabling middle click with ...
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Trouble with touchpad when I start Ubuntu

I have a dual boot laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad P14s) with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 21.10. Often when I start ubuntu, the touchpad decides to not function: sometimes it does not work at all; other times, ...
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Three Finger Touch intermittently failing

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Thinkpad L14 gen2 AMD. I have the latest BIOS update. On a fresh restart, a three finger tap acts as a middle click. But after some arbitrary amount of time, it stops ...
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How to disable swiping with 3 fingers from popping up a Virtual Desktop configuration window?

On a fresh Xubuntu 20.04 LTS installation with Chicago95, I've created 4 virtual desktops. When I swipe across my laptop trackpad with 3 fingers, a window for configuring my Workspaces shows up, ...
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Disable multitouch

I have a kiosk system, input is via a touchscreen, OS is Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome. It is currently possible to switch workspaces with a 4 finger swipe, which I want to prevent. Either by disabling ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - Touchpad three finger gestures stopped working

This morning, I started ubuntu (installed alongside windows 11) and 3-finger gestures weren't working and the display feel laggy. I had installed Nvidia cuda, I checked the recent installation in /var/...
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Three finger tap delay on touchpad

When trying to make use of a three finger tap to perform the equivalent of a mouse middle click on my laptop's touch pad, I notice a delay in the action in being executed. I use it mostly for opening ...
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how we can switch between apps and open windows like mac os?

I want to switch between open apps or desktops on linux like mac os (with 4 finger on touchpad or ctrl + left and right arrow keys) how can i do this? thanks
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Touch Monitor gesture control management with Windows in a VM

We are a small volunteer run Museum with two touch monitors for public use with our own applications. However we are having to disable the touchscreens (Dell and Viewsonic) as there is no way to turn ...
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Touchpad is not behaving as it used to be in Ubuntu

Touchpad is not behaving as it used to be, at least not to what I've been accustomed to. Steps to reproduce the behavior: boot either kubuntu or lubuntu Live-CD 20.04 and use the touchpad after GUI ...
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Restoring touch functionality for a touchscreen laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu with KDE on Latitude 5289, it's a Dell laptop that normally has some pretty nifty touchscreen functionality. For example, on Windows, this machine would be able to scroll up ...
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Disabling Wayland / Gnome touch gestures for touch monitor (or entirely)

Has anyone figured out how to disable touch gestures in Gnome when using Wayland? I am used to X11 where I can use full 10-finger multi-touch in Bitwig Studio (a great audio recording tool, for those ...
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Disable touchpad upper left corner

On my Thinkpad L13 with Elantech Touchpad running Ubuntu 20.04 I want to disable upper left corner of touchpad to avoid double contact when I click or keep my finger on the left mouse button and at ...
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How to completely disable 3 finger tap by any means in libinput

What I want is to be able to just disable 3 finger tap because I never use it and it also messes up what code I write. I use libinput and synclient is not an option. I also use X11 instead of Wayland. ...
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Right click and middle button click swaped

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and the right click is not working in the right way. If I tap with two fingers on the touchpad the system reads a middle button click. But if I tap with 3 fingers the ...
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How to adjust Trackpad "Tap Sensitivity" without adjusting mouse speed

Im on Ubuntu 20, GNome Desktop. The touchpad on my Dell Precision 5550 is huge and just way to sensitive causing lots of undesired effects while typing. I'd like to keep my "Touchpad Speed" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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