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I can't get multi touch gestures working for desktop shifting.
git clone http://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures
sudo make install
sudo apt install libinput-tools xdotool
sudo gpasswd -a $USER input
sudo apt-get xdotool wmctrl
Then I copied the conf file
sudo cp /etc/libinput-gestures.conf ~/.config/
The edited that file
sudo nano ~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf
Added the following on the bottom,
gesture swipe down 3 xdotool super+Down
gesture swipe left 3 xdotool super+Left
gesture swipe right 3 xdotool super+Right
After saving the file, restarting or logging off and then logging back in I don't get any workspace changing on gesture.
My trackpad is capable, it two finger scrolls well.
When I open the keyboard map its noted that my left windows button is listed as 'Super L' and when I try to remap the workspace shifter keyboard shortcut it thinks my left windows key is Super L and displays the Mac command button icon.
This all seems good compared to what others have posted, but I can't get it to shift workspaces.
Ideally I'd want 3 fingers swiping left and right to shift workspaces left and right and then 3 fingers swipe down to open the exploded multitasking view.