Apr 29, 2013

How to disable Unity default multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu

You might want to disable Unity built-in 3-fingers and 4-fingers multitouch handling. Maybe you do not like how the touchpad/trackpad gestures are handled in Unity, or you just want to install Touchégg.

I have just updated my post to setup OS X-like multitouch gestures for Macbook Pros running Ubuntu. It should now work for any modern Ubuntu release, from 12.10 to the latest 13.04 Raring Ringtail. In order to disable the arbitrary default multi-touch gestures on any laptop, follow the instructions in section 2, Disable Unity built-in gestures.

Read it here.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

  • Gabriel Sep 2, 2015 Reply

    Unfortunately, the title links back to this page. Why not just put a link in the paragraph?

    • dgraziotin Sep 3, 2015 Reply

      Thanks. I put the correct link at the end of the post.

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