Have GNOME touchscreen gestures changed lately?

Hey. Anyone experiencing different touchscreen behaviour after the last couple of updates? I mean these:


“Activities” overview used to work on tap, now I have to “tap & hold”.

I can no longer display notifications list or system menu by swiping down on them, now I have to “focus” them by tapping first, then swiping down, or double tap.

The “return” key on the on-screen touch keyboard no longer works, at all.

Other gestures seem to work fine. I ask because I’d like to discover if this a kernel thing (bumped 5.9 to 5.10) or a GNOME thing. Thanks!

Nope. I can’t reproduce any of that on my touchscreen laptop.

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Thanks for the reply, off debugging I go then.

Rolling back to 5.9 did not help, so it doesn’t seem like a kernel regression.

Here is my system information:

  Kernel: 5.10.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=3d602789-1835-41c1-8102-7191ec174ae9 rw quiet 
  root=/dev/mapper/luks-132c5d8e-e482-4120-acbd-bfdd75f0599a apparmor=1 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.2 tk: GTK 3.24.24 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Convertible System: HP product: HP ENVY x360 Convertible 13-ay0xxx 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 31 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 876E v: 12.35 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.11 
  date: 06/22/2020 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 36.5 Wh condition: 46.0/51.0 Wh (90%) volts: 11.9/11.6 
  model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Discharging 
  Device-1: hid-0018:04F3:2AF4.0002-battery model: ELAN2514:00 04F3:2AF4 
  serial: N/A charge: N/A status: N/A 
  Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 
  type: MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 60 (96) stepping: 1 
  microcode: 8600102 L2 cache: 4 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 31959 
  Speed: 2495 MHz min/max: 1400/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 2495 2: 1248 3: 1247 4: 1247 5: 1397 6: 1397 7: 1397 8: 1397 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, 
  STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: AMD Renoir vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1002:1636 
  Device-2: Chicony HP Wide Vision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-4:3 chip ID: 04f2:b6b6 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell 
  driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.40.0 5.10.2-2-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.0) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.1 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.1 chip ID: 1002:1637 
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel 
  alternate: snd_pci_acp3x bus ID: 04:00.5 chip ID: 1022:15e2 
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.2-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce 
  port: 2000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c822 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 76.72 GiB (16.1%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 size: 476.94 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> 
  rev: 20120006 temp: 29.9 C 
  ID-1: / raw size: 467.84 GiB size: 459.5 GiB (98.22%) 
  used: 76.72 GiB (16.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 
  mapped: luks-132c5d8e-e482-4120-acbd-bfdd75f0599a 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 424 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1 
  mapped: luks-67217d83-2c7f-40bd-855a-3d53e5420777 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.8 C mobo: 20.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 38.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 327 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 291 Memory: 15.09 GiB 
  used: 1.95 GiB (12.9%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 
  pacman: 1268 lib: 403 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal 
  inxi: 3.2.01 

What should I try next? The gestures don’t bother me that much, what I mind is the return key not working with the GNOME on-screen keyboard, as that means i can’t use the device in tablet mode very well. Should I report a bug? Where? Does the on-screen keyboard have its own repo?

A weird thing i noticed; most of the time I work with EN (USA) keyboard layout, but when I switch to CS layout (my language), then the backspace on-screen keyboard key stops working too.