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Old 04-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hi,

I was wondering if there is any way to customize or add gestures to kindle touch using xorg.conf.

I remember adding some cool two and three finger gestures to my old dell laptop synaptic ages ago using xorg.conf (eg. http://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad)

For example it would be much better (IMHO) to have two finger vertical swipe for chapter navigation instead of one finger vertical swipe (which is easy to accidentally trigger).

Or having circling gestures (clockwise or counter-clockwise) for Portrait and Landscape switching.

And I am not that familiar with embeded linux, Or I would have tried it myself.

Have good reading
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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I agree with the fact that the one finger swipe is far too easy to do, and being able to rotate in the book would be very handy. Good luck!

A far as I know, the gestures are part of the java framework, not the lower level parts, which might make it a bit harder to achieve.
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A far as I know, the gestures are part of the java framework, not the lower level parts, which might make it a bit harder to achieve.
I have low-level scripts that read gestures by tailing the log files. There is a small lag, but still quite usable.

I have only published a TINY portion of my experimental code.

EDIT: You can read gestures like this:

tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log

The gestures are numeric "button codes". I posted what they all meant a long time ago. I will search the forum for them...

UPDATE: Found it! You just need to use the right set of search keywords. I started the "Kindle Touch Gesture Engine" thread back in January. I guess it was too far ahead of its time. Perhaps NOW is the time. People can add it to the script code base I have published here.

Here is sample gesture log output (with interpretation) for all the gestures I could get it to report:


The log file is actually quite responsive, and useful for reading gestures with scripts.

The kindle touch does not support 3-finger gestures (other than two fingers on screen while pressing the Home button).



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