If you ever used a MacBook then you know how pleasant and useful can be the trackpad gestures to change desktops. Unfortunately these gestures are not available by default on the major Linux distributions.
But thanks to Kohei Yamada who developed the application “Fusuma” in “Ruby” to recognise multi-touch input on the trackpad on Linux, shortcuts can be easily configured to different gestures.
You must ensure first that your system touchpad supports the multi-touch.
Steps to install Fusuma in ubuntu
sudo gpasswd -a $USER input
You must logout and login again for the changes to take effect.
sudo apt-get install libinput-tools sudo apt-get install xdotool
Now, install the application Fusuma
gem install fusuma
Configuring the Gestures
In your home directory, go to the folder ~/.config and create the folder fusuma inside of it. Now you must create a file config.yml, in which you will declare the shortcuts and gestures you want.
Add shortcuts to config.yml in ~/.config/fusuma
swipe: 3: left: command: 'xdotool key alt+Right' right: command: 'xdotool key alt+Left' up: command: 'xdotool key super' down: command: 'xdotool key super' 4: left: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+alt+Down' right: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+alt+Up' up: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+alt+Down' down: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+alt+Up' pinch: in: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+plus' out: command: 'xdotool key ctrl+minus' threshold: swipe: 0.4 pinch: 0.4 interval: swipe: 0.8 pinch: 0.1
Start the Gestures
Launch Fusuma on Startup
In the Unity Menu, search for Startup Applications
- Name: Fusuma Gestures Application
- Command: fusuma
- Comment: Application to add gestures to your system.
Now you can restart your computer and Fusuma will run as soon as you login. And start enjoying the Luxurious Life.comments powered by Disqus