Switch workspaces with a multi-touch gesture

Bug #1007659 reported by Daniel Fore
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Bug Description

It would be nice to be able to switch workspaces with a 3 or 4 finger swipe gesture.

bonus points if there's 1:1 finger tracking.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit)
Changed in gala:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel Fore (danrabbit)
tags: added: gesture
Changed in gala:
status: New → Confirmed
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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff (shnatsel) wrote :

We can probably look at Unity code for this and clone it.

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Kathen Brewster (booiscute) wrote :

One of the things I envy most about OSX, this would be really really nice.

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Yair Maimon (maimon-ya) wrote :

It's silly that the 12.04 distribution's Unity interface "reserves to itself gestures with 3 and 4 gestures making impossible to Touchégg make use of it. ".
basically making it impossible for people who want to try and enable their own 3 or 4 finger gestures.
I for one am working with a z380 lenovo laptop with a synaptics clickpad and cannot seem to enable 3 finger gestures in Unity.

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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff (shnatsel) wrote :

Synaptics touchpads don't seem to support any gestures that involve more than two fingers, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch

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Andrew DeMaria (lostonamountain) wrote :

I would also like to see this. How nifty would it be to change workspaces with a three finger swipe?

Daniel Fore (danrabbit)
Changed in gala:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
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DasJott (das-jott) wrote :

I believe this is a must-have.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit)
Changed in gala:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
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Cody (stillcms) wrote :

I really would love to see this! Although I definitely encourage four finger swipe up and maybe four fingers to swipe right and left and change workspaces. Also it needs to be four fingers because I love to use three fingers to move my windows around instead of the click and drag. I use touch egg for window moving but it would be really cool to have this as a native feature.

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Cody (stillcms) wrote :

Or at least have a way to customize it so it is possible to have both. I think this should be a setting added to switchboard like keyboard shortcuts since not all computers have three or finger gesture ability. But for the ones that do four and three are definitely super useful.

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orlando rodrigues (djcoper-rodrigues) wrote :

With the number of touchscreen devices rising, this is a much for future proofing elementary os.

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orlando rodrigues (djcoper-rodrigues) wrote :

With the number of touchscreen devices rising, this is a must for future proofing elementary os.

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