GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 752698
Touch to pan - missing panning tool
Last modified: 2018-05-24 15:29:19 UTC
I have Wacom digitizer and Synaptics touch screen digitizer in my Thinkpad Yoga 12. That means I can touch my display with pen or finger and input layer can distinguish these two "tools". So for example in Xournal I use fingers to pan and pen to draw. I want the same in Gimp, but there is no obvious way to set it up.
I managed to configure input devices in a way that mouse pointer and wacom pen each have their own tool, so I can use my finger as eraser and pen as a pen. But still no panning.
I guess the easiest sollution would be to add "Pan tool" next to "Zoom tool" in the toolbar. Then I would assign it to my finger and everything would be fine.
Well it could definitely be interesting to use finger capacities of late tablets, not only to pan, but also (with 2 fingers) to zoom, or rotate the canvas, etc.
Yes, it would be nice :) But I'm pretty sure it will much more time to implement than adding simple pan tool. So, I guess it would be better to create another bug for full multitouch touchscreen support?
We will get (multi)touch events pre-processed in GTK+ 3.x. Given our limited
developer resources I don't think we should add special code for this now.
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