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How to enable touchscreen scrolling in FireFox?

This worked for me (firefox 57.0.4, Arch Linux): open about:config in firefox to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled=1 (default is 2). edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf and add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 ...
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How to enable touchscreen scrolling in FireFox?

Found this solution elsewhere: if I start firefox from the command line with env MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 firefox then touchscreen scrolling works for me. To avoid having to start firefox from the command ...
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I need to permanently disable the touchscreen input - Ubuntu 16.04

Try finding your touchscreen XID with xinput --list, then add the following command to your startup applications: xinput disable [touchscreen XID] (for example, if the XID is 9, then the command would ...
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How do I calibrate a touchscreen on a dual monitor system?

As Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin and Paul Lammertsma suggested in above comments xinput map-to-output <device> <output> did the trick for me! you first need to run xinput to get the id of inupt ...
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How to make touch-screen scrolling work in Firefox Quantum?

The same solution for Firefox 50 and Ubuntu 16.xx still works for Firefox Quantum 57 and Ubuntu 17.10: Ubuntu 16 and touchscreen scrolling in FireFox The solution is to launch firefox using: env ...
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On-screen keyboard popping up whenever I touch screen

Caribou also kept popping up to my great annoyance, so I wrote a gnome extension that monkey patches gnome-shell to stop popping up the keyboard when the touchscreen is pressed.. It's only a couple of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 multitouch gestures

I never succeeded in making it work with touchegg. But there is an easy way to achieve it with another tool. Here are the steps: At first download, compile libinput-gestures and install from git ...
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How to disable touchscreen permanently?

It appears that you are referring to files located at /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. Perhaps the libinput driver was recently updated to support your touchscreen? Probably you want to edit /usr/share/...
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How can I disable touchscreen while using Wayland?

Following steps in JNixus' answer on reddit gave me the result: touchscreen is disabled and touchpad still works: https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/76jm9x/...
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Drag-and-drop functionality no longer working after upgrade to 19.04

Yup: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/ShellExtensions/desktop-icons/issues/22 Just the most recent installment of the long, proud tradition of new GNOME releases breaking significant functionality used ...
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Keyboard shortcut for rotating Ubuntu 17.10 Screen

I'm not sure if there's any by default, but You can easily set the one You like! Just tap Super to open Dash, search for Keyboard, go to hotkeys tab and create new one. The commands You need are: ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with laptops that have touch screen features?

Yes of course. I know some Dell and HP models that work well. Take a look at the Ubuntu wiki help page on touch screen devices for tips on configuration.
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Touchscreen with dual monitors

First, list all input sources with xinput --list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (...
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Disabling touch screen only temporarily

To first find the id of the device use: xinput -list From there find the name of the touch screen and then run: xinput disable DEVICE where DEVICE is the device name enclosed in quotes or its id.
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Drag-and-drop functionality no longer working after upgrade to 19.04

I've found a fix for this; you have to disable the experimental views. It can be done in the terminal by running: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences use-experimental-views false
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Keyboard shortcut for rotating Ubuntu 17.10 Screen

I also have an HP. Open the screen as far as you can then tilt the laptop back and the screen will auto rotate back to the correct orientation. Then hit the super key(windows key)+ o and that will ...
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Can ubuntu 16.04 work with touch screen computers?

Yes, it can! According to my experience, Ubuntu 16.04 works perfectly with touch screen and 2 in 1 devices. I have Lenovo X230 Tablet and all of its features, including the Wacom stylus (and 3G module)...
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How do I disable the touchscreen drivers?

Edit file the file with sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf Change MatchIsTouchscreen from "on" to "off" in the Touchscreen section so it looks like this: Section "InputClass" ...
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Unable to disable xinput

I've run through a couple of ways to disable my touchscreen - the one that seems cleanest for me, in Ubuntu 17.10 is to edit the file "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf" and modify the ...
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Enable / disable on-screen keyboard using command line

the command line to enable or disable the Onscreen Keyboard is Enabling: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled true Disabling: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y....
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Is there anything to read and hand-annotate a pdf like on paper on a touchscreen with stylus?

Xournal++ is a feature-rich hand note-taking software: Xournal++ is an cross-platform, open source, hand note-taking software with the target of flexibility, functionality, and speed. It is a modern ...
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One finger scrolling (touchscreen) in Firefox

I had similar issues with the HP Pavilion x360. I found that MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 only works in Wayland, not Xorg. Furthermore, to make it a permanent solution I needed to follow these steps: open about:...
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I need to permanently disable the touchscreen input - Ubuntu 16.04

The link shared by @Whiteboy works. In file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf, changing the "evdev" to the "libinput" in "Driver" section of the touchscreen should do the trick. So now it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 multitouch gestures

You might be able to get touch working by disabling the xinput 2FGT gestures and letting gestures bubble to the xserver. To do this, find out the id of the input method that you want to fix: ...
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My touchpad works like a touchscreen

There is no user space touchpad driver installed. That is why it is treated like a relative device. Run sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-all and restart the session. If you have hwe-16.04 ...
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Restart Touchscreen after resume

This same problem cropped up for me a few months ago on my Thinkpad Yoga 14, running Ubuntu 14.04: while the touchscreen/pen worked perfectly fine for over a year, no matter how many sleep/resume ...
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How can I disable touchscreen while using Wayland?

The hid_multitouch solution above disables all multitouch devices if there are multiple. But the udev route is an issue if your device isn't USB (I think). So what worked for me is to unbind the ...
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5 votes

How to disable on-screen keyboard when using touchscreen

As of Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with Gnome 3.36.8 block caribou extension by @keringar won't work. Instead of it use recent version of it by @lxylxy123456
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On-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

On screen keyboard is already available in Ubuntu 14.04 If you run,sudo apt-get install onboard Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Is there a software for writing anywhere on the system with a pen/stylus on the touchscreen?

Since this question still comes up in the latest search results I want to let you know that it's possible to do more than one Freehand stroke with Okular. You just have to double click the ...
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