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Multitouch Trackpad Gestures coming to Linux

Apr 21, 2010, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alessondra Springmann)

"Have you wanted multi-touch support on your notebook's touchpad, but were out of luck because you've been running Ubuntu? Synaptics announced today the extension of its Gesture Suite to several Linux operating systems, which means that you can now zoom, flick, rotate, and ChiralScroll to your heart's content on your Linux box.

"Gesture Suite supports an array of multitouch gestures, including Three-finger Flick to page rapidly through documents; Two-finger Twist and PivotRotate to rotate images; PinchZoom to shrink and enlarge maps, photos, and browser text; ChiralScrolling to continuously scroll through long documents by moving your finger in a spiral; and of course linear scrolling to move up and down (or right and left) in documents."

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