Created attachment 129657 [details]
Currently Strict Finger Placement
So I was digging through the source code attempting to figure out how to resolve this but got lost.
The main issue I am encountering is that when using this library the function calls are only triggered if all 3 fingers are lined up horizontally on the trackpad which makes it really hard to trigger. <<-- most important part of this bug report.
I am using a Macbook pro 2010 built-in trackpad running elementary os.
I have 3 finger swipe up tied to super+Up and as a test I had it tied to just a single letter in a text document. It seems that the placement of the fingers on the trackpad determine if it's triggered. The natural position is a triangular pattern for the 3 fingers.
It would be nice in the configuration to be able to set the length of the swipe gesture and maybe a flag to make finger position not important.
Essentially if any 3 fingers in any spot are on the trackpad (or even defined spots, I don't know how that would work in the config) and the group moves a certain direction and distance at a certain speed threshold.
That would open up a lot of different possibilities for fast swipe vs slow swipe. swipe to top right or top left. Ect.
in case that's not obvious from the long silence - I'm quite busy with other things and haven't found time to work on this yet, sorry.
*** Bug 100533 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
somewhat related but not fixing this particular issue:
Author: Peter Hutterer <>
Date: Thu Apr 26 11:18:58 2018 +1000
gestures: if two fingers are in definitive pinch position, pinch
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