Basic Multi-touch Gesture Support

Registered by Daniel Fore on 2013-06-24

Gala should support some basic multi-touch gestures to bring it up to par with Mac OS as well as prepare it for use in a tablet environment.

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Needs approval
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New
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Milestone target:
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I agree that this would be an important feature for both: use with laptop-touchpad as well as tablets. I would suggest:
- swiping left/right with 3 fingers: switching between apps (like Alt+Tab)
- swiping up/down with 3 fingers: showing the Expose-like window-overview
- swiping left/right with 4 fingers: switching between workspaces (like Meta-key + cursor left/right)
- swiping up/down with 4 fingers: showing/hiding of workspace-overview-bar at bottom of screen
-- Felix

My current setup using xSwipe.pl---which could easily be a (hacky) solution---is:
Four finger swipe
- Left/right - Move window with workspace switch

Three finger swipe
- Left/right - Switch workplace
- Up/down - Expose/workspace viewer

Two finger edge swipe
- Left/right - Back/forward

The logic is that three fingers deals with workspaces, four fingers deals with workspaces and windows, and two fingers is for navigation. ~ Jacob

It sounds like we're going to want to wait for LibInput before we really start to do multi-touch stuff. Untargetting from Isis --DanRabbit

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