Two-finger Forward/Back gestures [$35]

Bug #1006115 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-05-29
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Bug Description

It should be possible to go forward and back by using a two-finger horizontal swipe gesture.

This is freaking awesome in Safari on Lion. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlBmWgvee-M

Bonus points for 1:1 finger tracking and an animation.

Massive bonus points for doing this in a way that we can easily copy to other apps.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-05-29
tags: added: gesture
Avi Romanoff (aroman) on 2012-06-17
Changed in switchboard:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Avi Romanoff (aroman) on 2012-06-17
Changed in switchboard:
status: New → Confirmed
Avi Romanoff (aroman) on 2012-06-17
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: none → 2.0
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-06-25
Changed in midori:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-08-12
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Adding Granite here, since there is NavigationBox

Changed in granite:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-04-15
Changed in granite:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in midori:
status: New → Confirmed
gue5t gue5t (gue5t) on 2013-04-25
summary: - Forward/Back with gestures
+ Two-finger Forward/Back gestures

How would applications even be able to handle that, there is nothing like that out for gnome 3.8.

I suggest that we include touchegg, but its already to late for this cycle.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-06-22
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: 1.1 → 0.3-beta1
Linus Bobcat (biobunny-exe) wrote :

With this gesture, it might make scrolling sideways impossible. Why not use three finger swipe?

Cameron Norman (cameronnemo) wrote :

Observing Linux Bobcat's point that this would obviously break horizontal scrolling with two finger scrolling, should this be (re)assigned to UX?

Personally, I think three finger swipe is good.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

In Mac OS, horizontal scroll is still respected and it only activates if you cannot scroll further.

If we want to keep a hierarchy (1 finger pointer, 2 finger app, 3 finger shell) it wouldn't make sense to jump to three fingers. And I think we want to use as few fingers as possible. 4 finger swipe to change desktops would be a pain.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-03-08
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: isis-beta1 → none
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Okay, so the Gestures branch just landed in Gtk 3.14 and the gestures developer has example code for swiping (that doesn't inhibit horizontal scrolling!). Check it out: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=730656

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-02-01
no longer affects: granite
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-03-26
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-05-01
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Maxim Taranov (png2378) wrote :
summary: - Two-finger Forward/Back gestures
+ Two-finger Forward/Back gestures [$35]
tags: added: bounty
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-02-03
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-08-15
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: none → loki+1-beta1
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: none → loki+1-beta1
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2016-12-08
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: 2.2.0 → juno-beta1
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2017-02-01
Changed in switchboard:
milestone: 2.2.1 → juno-beta1
Erick Ozaki (erick-ozaki) wrote :

Hi, fellows
I don't even know if this is the right place for it, and I am sorry if it is not, but I use elementary for a while now, and used touchegg which you seem to be looking into. It has an issue when it comes to gestures over plain desktop, since it counts on gestures being made over a window to work properly. I stopped using it and now use fusuma (https://github.com/iberianpig/fusuma), which works pretty fine, even over plain desktop. Thought this could be a good suggestion.

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