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Here's my setup:

  • Dell precision 5540
  • elementary OS Hera (up to date as of 12/17)

In order to have a macOS like experience I installed lib gesture to switch workspace using a 3-finger gesture.

Unfortunately, it seems to have some weird 2-finger behavior that switches the workspace on a very slight horizontal 2-finger gesture; 2 fingers are to scroll a window content and not switch workspaces.

I disabled lib gesture to test if it was the culprit but no. It's seems to be managed by the OS. If I disable scrolling in System SettingsMouse & TouchpadTouchpad, this gesture is disabled. I only want to scroll window content using 2 fingers, not workspaces.

  • Probably you mean up-to-date Hera, because Juno do not receive any updates anymore. I have libinput gestures also, on a HP Pavilion Powerbook and everything works as it should. Can you share (edit your question and add) your ~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf file? – Bo rislav Dec 17 '19 at 21:25
  • Indeed 5.1 Hera, I apt update/upgrade very often. If I remove comments in /libinput-gestures.conf: gesture swipe up 3 xdotool key super+a gesture swipe down 3 xdotool key Escape gesture swipe right 3 _internal ws_down gesture swipe left 3 _internal ws_up device all Anyway, I don't think that's libinput gesture because I stopped it and my 3 fingers gesture was not working as expected but the 2 fingers gesture was still there.... – damkenso Dec 18 '19 at 7:25
  • I wonder if it's something else, not libinput-gestures, which is managing 2-finger gestures? For me, I can't even select 2-fingers in the Gestures gui (for swiping). – Tomo Huynh Dec 18 '19 at 9:13
  • My guess is that it's the OS because if f I disable in Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Scrolling > 2 fingers, this gesture is disabled... – damkenso Dec 18 '19 at 12:26
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    I am using this on Loki, Juno and now Hera with no any problems. Can you share the guide you followed in order to activate the libinput gestures? – Bo rislav Dec 18 '19 at 17:41
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You need to change the physical clicking from multitouch to hardware default and you will have right click with options inside mouse and touchpad options

Stefan

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libinput conf

Please see my screenshot: That's how I have my gestures configured in order to swipe workspaces with 4 fingers and do some minimize with three. Also three finger Back/Fwd for the browser navigation :)

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