Complete Beginer here, how do I enable multitouch?

Asked by peter desevo on 2011-11-08

I don't know anything about code or writing it or writing in terminal. I'm completely clueless.

I installed the uTouch in the software center (ubuntu latest version) and I don't know where to go from there. Is there an app that is suppose to pop up? Like similar to compiz config?

I'm completely lost and all googling had no avail.

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Do you have a multitouch device ?

Multitouch is an evolution of how people interact with their computers. You
don't need a specific app when you type with your keyboard or click on the
mouse, you just use it.


peter desevo (peterdes0) said : #2

I have a magic trackpad. I can scroll with two fingers and right click with two fingers, the basic moves.

But I'm looking for the gestures, like a three finger swipe to activate expose(or ubuntu equivalent) or a two finger swipe left to go back a page.

Does this exist for ubuntu or did I read it wrong?

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) said : #3

I believe the only gesture actually implemented outside of eog and evince is a 3-finger touch to activate window resizing. As you discovered, some gestures are also automatically translated into mouse actions.

More functions are still to come.

peter desevo (peterdes0) said : #4

Thanks Stephen M. Webb, that solved my question.

peter desevo (peterdes0) said : #5

Thanks for the speedy responses!

peter desevo (peterdes0) said : #6