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Bug 752698 - Touch to pan - missing panning tool
Touch to pan - missing panning tool
Product: GIMP
Classification: Other
Component: User Interface
Other All
: Normal enhancement
: 3.0
Assigned To: GIMP Bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-07-22 08:53 UTC by Josef Kufner
Modified: 2018-05-24 15:29 UTC
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Description Josef Kufner 2015-07-22 08:53:18 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.
Comment 1 Jehan 2015-08-10 16:01:41 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Josef Kufner 2015-08-10 17:06:17 UTC
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?
Comment 3 Michael Natterer 2015-08-24 22:41:54 UTC
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.
Comment 4 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-24 15:29:19 UTC
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