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patrickcas Posted - 09/09/2018 : 02:47:25
Hi everyone

First of all let me say that is THE MOST incredible software I have ever found for Windows! It is a pity that my knowledge of "tecnical stuff" is very poor, but I sense that StrokePlus could be very useful, if used at its own full potential. I apologize to you all if my question is either simple or already explained elsewhere.

So far, my usage has been very basic, but it has been saving me a lot of time with its many features.

I would like to use it also for positioning windows, for exemple move a windows in a way that it goes left (occupying 50% of the whole screen) or right, in the same way.

Is there a way to do that?

In case not, I've found a freeware can do that, by shortcuts via keyboard (i.e. Ctrl + A: window go left, etc...). would it be possible in this case associate such instructions (double keystrokes) to a gesture?

Best compliments again for this amazing software and please let me know if it can do that, too!

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patrickcas Posted - 09/13/2018 : 11:16:00
Rob, you are (as usual, because you helped me a lot in the past... ;---) VERY VERY kind: you even downloaded the software I had mentioned, you set my own settings and tried to apply that to StrokePlus... your last post "forced me" to look EVERYWHERE in order to find out what was wrong with my settings and... I FOUND IT!

I do not know why but - when I created the gesture - "left Button" in "Mouse / Key modifiers" has been checked. I took it off and... voilą: job done!!!

Thanks, THANKS again, and best compliments for this amazing software!

A BIG ciao from Italy!
Rob Posted - 09/13/2018 : 08:44:10
I just installed Aquasnap, set the key binding for Alt+Q to dock the window to the left, then made a script with only:


And it worked fine.
patrickcas Posted - 09/13/2018 : 08:32:11
Thank you for the hint Rob: I tried but still nothing happens....

Could you confirm that the only thing to write in LuaScript: space is this:


for simulating "Alt" and "Q" keys?

(Now I have a doubt... is "Alt THEN Q" or "Alt AND Q at the same time"?)

I woud find very useful a gesture for positioning windows... am I the only one? ;-)
Rob Posted - 09/13/2018 : 06:30:03
Try a lower case q, acSendKeys("%q")

Upper case Q also sends SHIFT behind the scenes, to make it upper case.
patrickcas Posted - 09/13/2018 : 04:07:58
Thanks Giuseppe, but it is not working... I've also tried:
(since in Aquasnap I set "Alt + Q" in order to move the window to the left, occupying 50% of the screen), but the result is the same: no effect at all, nothing happens... ;-(
Giusepppe Posted - 09/11/2018 : 06:37:21
you can just try windows's own shortcut in strokes plus, for example for occupying 50% of the whole screen with windows's own shortcut; use this Lua Script:


Have a nice day!
patrickcas Posted - 09/09/2018 : 04:46:20
Thank you Giuseppe for your kind reply.

I would like to say that I already found a software for positioning windows via keyboard (aquasize), but keyboard and I are not close friends: I have always to look at it, and if keys are distant from each other and I must use both hands it is even worse (and I lose contact with the mouse, too).... ;-)

So I would like to use gestures as much as I can, to speed up things....

You wrote that "Workspace utilities can be combined with StrokePlus": if you could describe how (step by step please, because I am very poor at "PC things"), I'd be very grateful.

P.S.: Giuseppe sounds italian to me; if so, we both are!
Giusepppe Posted - 09/09/2018 : 03:19:52

i normally wouldnt want to suggest you another software for that, but in that case a small application called "Workspace Utilities" works literally has window positioning shortcuts which you can combine with strokesplus and also has 'space reserving' which is very useful.

also have you tried [winkey] + [Left] for any window to takes %50 of whole screen on left

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