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Touchscreen Support Added To GNOME's Mutter On Wayland

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Published on 25 June 2014 12:01 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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With today's release of Mutter 3.13.3, GNOME on Wayland has support for touchscreen support.

The Mutter 3.13.3 release brings touch support on Wayland along with improved behavior of window buttons with comoositor menus, updated window shadows, support for keeping windows on the preferred output and various bug fixes.

The touch support for Mutter when acting as a Wayland compositor is the big change so far for the window manager thus far in the GNOME 3.14 release cycle. GNOME 3.14 will be officially released this September with official Wayland support.

Details on Mutter's touch support for on Wayland is covered via GNOME.org Bug #724442.

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