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What are desktop environments, which runs on Ubuntu, with good 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop support?

Notable features:

  • Touch-friendly buttons
  • Cursor disappears when using touch input but shows where it was pressed
  • Screen rotates based on accelerator
  • Keyboard and touch pad automatically disabled based on how far back screen is folded

touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop

  • «the best desktop environment» This is absolutely opinion-based. – Andrea Lazzarotto May 9 '16 at 13:06
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    @AndreaLazzarotto how would you propose restating the question? One may ask simply for desktop environments for these laptops, but then every DE would work - regardless of they worked well for touchscreens or not. – Ulad Kasach May 9 '16 at 16:41
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    See What is required for a question to contain “enough information”?, especially the section about not being subjective. I would suggest you drop the "best DE" part and replace it with something like "a DE with good touch screen support". IMHO that would be a lot better. – Andrea Lazzarotto May 9 '16 at 16:55
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I am not sure about what you mean with «based on Ubuntu». A desktop environment either runs on Ubuntu or it doesn't. Also, «the best desktop environment» is clearly a matter of opinion, therefore I will focus only on your bullet points.

  • Touch-friendly buttons
  • Cursor disappears when using touch input but shows where it was pressed

Ubuntu already ships with such a desktop environment, in fact it is the default one: Unity. It was designed especially for working with both traditional and touch screen devices. As a matter of fact, the first Ubuntu tablets being sold currently make use of Unity for their interface.

  • Screen rotates based on accelerator

This is slightly unrelated to the DE. Screen rotation is related to the graphical server. Scripts automating this exist for different models (e.g. see this link for Microsoft Surface) but they are not universal. Your device might or might no be supported out of the box.

  • Keyboard and touch pad automatically disabled based on how far back screen is folded

This would also depend on the level of hardware support for your specific device.

  • You're right. Which runs on ubuntu. – Ulad Kasach May 9 '16 at 16:36

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