Libinput-Gestures not working on my laptop

Did you add yourself to group input?

If still not working try easystroke from aur

How do we do that?

  1. sudo gpasswd -a user input

  2. open pamac-manager>settings>enable aur update and then search for easystroke

Don’t forget to reboot after adding yourself to the input group.

He can simply logout and login. No need to reboot.

As I can understand you are new user, don’t forget to disable aur after installing easystroke, to avoid messed up your system with files from aur.

That’s true, I just have the habit of recommending rebooting in some cases even if it’s not technically needed.

That was the issue!
I was not added to the input group, thank you.
Also, do you know how to map a particular key combination to a gesture?
I wanted to add Alt+Tab to a gesture and did so using " xdotool key “Alt+Tab” but that doesn’t seem to work.

you can map your gestures (for all users) via editing global file at
/etc/libinput-gestures.conf (with sudo)
Or better via user custom settings at

I suggest to use the second via cp /etc/libinput-gestures.conf ~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf.

Inside the file are examples you can use like:
gesture pinch out xdotool key alt+tab

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