Just installed Elementary on my laptop, switching from Win 10, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable touchpad controls such as swiping up to open multi-task view, swiping side to side to switch between applications?

  • Maybe search around for gesture support. There have been a few questions. Commented Jan 27, 2018 at 22:13
  • Look here,this might help in your case perhaps.
    – BlintWave
    Commented Jan 28, 2018 at 0:15

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This is what I did to my 2 elementary OS laptops. Give it a try. https://neal.codes/blog/adding-mac-like-touch-gestures-to-elementary-os

  • Hi Eleonor, welcome to the community :) It is recommended in StackExchange Q&A sites to summarize the relevant contents of links in answers (it's ok to copy-paste directly, as a quote, as long as attribution is provided). Otherwise the answers force people to an extra click, and there's the risk that the links go down sometime in the future. Please expand your answer to include the relevant details.
    – waldyrious
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 8:04
  • Oh okay. I understand. Thanks for the reminder @waldyrious Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 11:03

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