Do you use mouse gestures?

Discussion in 'polls' started by malexous, Jul 11, 2011.

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Do you use mouse gestures (any application)?

  1. Yes.

    27 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. No.

    80 vote(s)
    69.6%
  3. I used to.

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Other.

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

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    I am in the process of setting Mouse Gestures Redox (nightly) up for Mozilla Firefox 5.
     
  2. Sully

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    I assume the browser is what most will be replying for.

    I don't use browsers that don't have mouse guestures.

    From what I recall, Opera was the first to use them that I remember, back when Opera was not free but did have an "ad" version.

    Sul.
     
  3. moontan

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    i use Mouse Stroke for Chrome.

    i just discovered mouse gestures a few months ago but it's something i could not do without while browsing.

    Microsoft will be releasing a gesture mouse around August 15.
    i'll be reading the reviews to see if it's worth picking up.
     
  4. Sully

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    I use Smooth Gestures for Chromium.

    Sul.
     
  5. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Nope. I have nothing against them. I just never remember to use them. o_O
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Definitely not. On a laptop, keyboard shortcuts are a thousand times faster.
     
  7. littlebits

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    I never have used them. To me they are aggravating, if you move your mouse in the wrong way then you will get unexpected results.

    The first browser that I recall seeing mouse gestures was Maxthon Classic (MyIE), they were enable by default. I didn't take me long to disabled them since all they did was it is difficult for me to use Maxthon.

    Thanks.:D
     
  8. Sully

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    They can be, depending on what you are doing. Opera has some nice hotkeys to navigate tabs, the best IMO.

    As for mouse gesturing, to "go back" and "close a tab" or "open in new tab" I have yet to find a hotkey that is as quick.

    @littlebits

    I agree, too many is not so much fun at times. I usually limit mine to about 4-6 functions and turn the rest off.

    Sul.
     
  9. guest

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    No, but I might in the future.

    Used them regularly when I was an Opera user (a few years ago).

    But after abandoning Opera, somehow I lost the custom.
     
  10. siberianwolf

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    never did. in a near future, i suppose, voice command will replace mg's. :p
     
  11. majoMo

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    Always used it with Maxthon (since Maxthon was called MyIE years ago).
     
  12. Sully

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    That might be neat, but every voice type tool I have ever used is either far from accurate or takes a LOT of training to get to work decent.

    Sul.
     
  13. disten

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    I absolutely love mouse gestures. I first used them on opera and now y have a plugin installed in firefox to have the gestures too ;)
     
  14. siberianwolf

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    for the time being, unfortunately that's true.
     
  15. Pedro

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    Only rocker gestures (back and forward). It's one thing Opera really does better, very smooth and quick.
    In Firefox, i find them a bit messy, except for one, FF Rocker, which doesn't work properly in Linux :ouch:
    But the keyboard is what i use more, Alt-left/right for back/forward, and Ctrl-PgUp/PgDown to navigate tabs, Ctrl-W to close tab, Ctrl-L to focus address bar, etc.
     
  16. J_L

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    Barely used them a long time ago. Neat, but not that useful for me.
     
  17. NRProia

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    Hello,

    I use StrokeIt for system-wide mouse gestures:
    http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/

    Although I only have two gestures programmed at the moment:

    Down (Ctrl + End):
    / Down
    \ Down
    Down

    Up (Ctrl + Home):
    / Up
    \ Up
    Up

    I removed all of the default gestures.

    Regards,

    Nathan
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  18. PJC

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    Nope...o_O
     
  19. NRProia

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    Hello,

    Since I have a Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550, I configured Logitech SetPoint so that a flick of the center button to the left will Close the current application, and a flick of the center button to the right will Maximize the current application.

    Regards,

    Nathan
     
  20. jadinolf

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    I don't use them.
     
  21. chrisretusn

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    I don't use mouse gestures, however, I on occasion have been known to gesture at my mouse. ;)
     
  22. cozumel

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    I didn't vote as I wasn't sure what you counted as a gesture. For instance, are you including drag and drop? If so, then it is yes otherwise the answer is no.


    lol - Need a separate poll asking which Wilders members require counselling for their anger management or behavioural issues.

    Edit: Decided to vote 'other'
     
  23. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Mouse Gestures? who needs that crap when you have a keyboard :rolleyes:
     
  24. Trooper

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    No never have.
     
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