Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

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Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby f.r3d » 2017-02-17 14:14

Hi everyone!

I read the Debian wiki about Synaptics but I can't figure out how to activate 3 fingers tap... I would like to create a shortcut to show Activities whenever I tap three fingers on my touchpad. Any ideas?

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frederic@frederic-laptop:~$ grep "TouchPad: buttons:" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[     3.388] (--) synaptics: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: buttons: left right double triple


Thank you for your help!

Edit:

So, I did the first part of the job. I think I enabled the three point click by creating this file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf
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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"                      # required
        MatchIsTouchpad "yes"                           # required
        Driver          "synaptics"                     # required
        Option          "TapButton1"            "1"
        Option          "TapButton2"            "2"     # multitouch
        Option          "TapButton3"            "3"     # multitouch
        Option          "VertTwoFingerScroll"   "1"     # multitouch
        Option          "HorizTwoFingerScroll"  "1"     # multitouch
EndSection


Now, how to link it to showing Activities?
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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 point click to show Activities

Postby phenest » 2017-02-17 20:24

Not all touchpads are capable of detecting 3 fingers. What laptop do you have?

What's the output of:
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xinput list

... and whatever the touchpad is called:
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xinput list-props "The Name of Your TouchPad"

Example:
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xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby f.r3d » 2017-02-17 20:34

the command xinput list does not work on my laptop... In the Debian doc about X11 and Synaptics it is said that the command grep "TouchPad: buttons:" /var/log/Xorg.0.log shows if a trackpad can detect three fingers, and mine indicates "triple" (as mentioned above).

Edit:

The package touchegg exists but it is not available in Debian repositories, nor its dependencies (such as utouch).

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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby peter_irich » 2017-02-18 11:06

What you are mean when sayd "xinput does not work?" xinput is in the package xinput.
Also there is package xserver-xorg-input-mutouch, but I don't know is it suitable for your touchpad.
Also xserver-xorg-input-multitouch, x11-touchscreen-calibrator.
Also there is touchcal program in Internet for a sensor screen calibration.

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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby f.r3d » 2017-02-18 11:37

When I type xinput list the terminal answers command no found.
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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby phenest » 2017-02-18 16:15

What about the output of:
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synclient -l
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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby phenest » 2017-02-18 16:19

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Re: Gnome Shell : 3 finger tap to show Activities

Postby f.r3d » 2017-02-18 16:53

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frederic@frederic-laptop:~$ synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 1767
    RightEdge               = 5397
    TopEdge                 = 1637
    BottomEdge              = 4451
    FingerLow               = 25
    FingerHigh              = 30
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 234
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 282
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 106
    HorizScrollDelta        = 106
    VertEdgeScroll          = 0
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 1
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.0374602
    TouchpadOff             = 2
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 2
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 1
    ClickFinger3            = 1
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 200
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 30
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 160
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 0
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 26
    VertHysteresis          = 26
    ClickPad                = 0
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