View Full Version : [ubuntu] Switch workspace with multitouch trackpad
February 25th, 2012, 10:07 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a laptop with a trackpad that supports multitouch.
I can use two fingers for right-mouse click and scrolling, and three fingers for resizing windows (with alt pressed). I was wondering if it's possible to use three fingers for switching workspaces, like on a mac. I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere yet.
Does anyone know how to do this?
February 26th, 2012, 07:10 AM
Well, unfortunately, some of these things can be set through Compiz, but others are built-in gestures; the ones that can be set to actions in Compiz are the ones that are regular mouse button events, scrolling, etc. A three-finger swipe isn't a regular mouse-button event, so there's no way for Compiz to recognize it. So, no, I don't think you can set it to workspace switching.
February 26th, 2012, 08:15 AM
A three-finger swipe isn't a regular mouse-button event, so there's no way for Compiz to recognize it.
Seems like "Touchégg", or something similar, could help :D :
Since Oneiric 11.10, it's in the official repos (universe).
February 26th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the replies. I tried Touchégg, but unfortunately it doesn't really work with Unity. At least not with 3 or 4 fingers.
April 18th, 2013, 04:39 PM
For me as well touchegg was a dead end. I wrote a little script that exactly what I want. Please see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2117981
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