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Add Multitouch Gesture Support to a TouchPad-Equipped Laptop

Jun 11, 2008, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Multitouch interfaces provide a great deal of benefits for integrating new interaction modes within applications. Newer hardware and drivers on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows allow for a variety of gestures beyond point and click that create more efficient application navigation. This article provides tools and code needed to add some of this new gesture support on older Linux-enabled hardware. Building on the output of the synclient program, the Perl code presented here allows you to assign specific application functions to 'Three-Finger Swipe,' as well as open- and close-pinch gestures..."

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