Ubuntu: Need help using Touchegg with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04



Question:

I have installed Touchegg using

sudo apt-get install touchegg  

I created the configuration file using

mkdir ~/.config/touchegg  gedit ~/.config/touchegg/touchegg.conf  

and created a gesture to go back on webpages:

<gesture type="DRAG" fingers="3" direction="ALL">          <action type="MOUSE_CLICK">BUTTON=8</action>      </gesture>  

Nothing is happening when I perform a 3 finger gesture in Chrome. I understand that Touchegg cannot be used with Unity, but I haven't seen anything regarding compatibility problems with Gnome 3.14.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Solution:1

Is it only for 3 finger and less gestures? if so, it may be because synaptics is using them, try

synclient TapButton3=0 && synclient ClickFinger3=0  

that will disable 3 finger actions from synaptics and use touchegg's actions. Similarly by disabling 2finger scroll and tap, you can get touchegg's 2 finger pinch to work (along with touchegg's inferior 2 finger scroll).


Solution:2

This works on Ubuntu 15.10;

Create a .xprofile file in ~ with:

synclient ClickFinger3=0  synclient TapButton3=0  touchegg &  

Reboot and Touchegg works.


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