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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  19:37:18  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello all!

I think it's time to revisit the default gestures and actions. When I put them together over a year ago, it was rather hurried and not well thought out.

So I'd like to clean up and recreate the default settings (for a brand new user). Which gestures/actions do you think should be included?

What about what should be ignored?

Pre-defined apps (Chrome, etc.)?

My goal is to provide the really good set of gestures/actions for the new S+ user, especially for those folks who don't feel comfortable with scripting/programming in Lua.

Thanks in advance!

My list in progress and for feedback:


Maximize or Restore
Open Explorer
Open Web Browser
Next Window (Ctrl+Tab)
Previous Window (Ctrl+Shift+Tab)
Cycle Applications
Switch to Last Application
Exit Application
Close Window (MDI)
Disable Next Gesture
Send Windows to Next Monitor
Volume Up
Volume Down
Next Track
Previous Track
Toggle Mute


(Ignore) Maximize or Restore
(Ignore) Minimize
(Ignore) Close Window (MDI)
Shutdown (same gesture as Exit Application in Global)


Open Link in New Window
Open Link in New Tab
New Tab
Full Screen
Open Last Closed Tab
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Open Home Page
Bookmark Page
Open Bookmarks
View Downloads


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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  05:17:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I reviewed my actions and didn't found something that might be popular and ordinary.
I think new users may need to see many templates with comments in form of deactivated gestures. A well made video tutorial would be perfect for them.

for Chrome may be add "zoom in" - acSendKeys("^{PLUS}"), "zoom out" - acSendKeys("^-")
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  05:20:56  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by breakcore
I think new users may need to see many templates with comments in form of deactivated gestures. A well made video tutorial would be perfect for them.

That's a very good idea.
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  08:27:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Add actions for all major web browsers.

That can be simplified thanks to regular expressions.
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Posted - 01/08/2013 :  08:14:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The actions I currently have on my work PC:

- Close program
- Copy
- Cut
- paste (copy, paste & cut are rarely used because the shortcut-keys are faster and pretty much uniform anyway)
- Google it
- Launch explorer
- Launch IE
- Launch outlook
- Launch word
- Maximize
- Minimize
- show desktop

For IE:
- back
- close tab
- forward
- gmail
- Home
- New tab

For Outlook:
I have quicksteps assigned for each task I can perform with an email: Archive (send to map and categorize), Archive & reply, delete (recycle bin), delete & reply, do (make a task of it), do & reply, delegate (make task and foreward it), delegate & reply

This results in 8 actions, I use the 8 quadrants and the diagonals in between (in combination with the CTRL-key) to send the shortcuts for each action.

The result is that for each email, I just make a gesture and it's removed from my inbox, either archived, deleted or transformed to a task with a deadline (witch can be delegated). Allows me to manage a mailbox in minutes. By the end of each day I always have an empty mailbox and I have tasks reminding me of the stuff I needed to do, based on the emails I got.

It's just a translation of the inbox management-paradigm: "Do now, Do later, Delete, Delegate"

Commands mentioned above, but that have more to it:

Google it
Display an inputbox that takes the input and looks for the string in the default browser in google
local sSearch = acInputBox("Google me", "What would you like to search?", "")
if sSearch ~= "" then
	sSearch = ''..sSearch
               "url.dll,FileProtocolHandler "..sSearch, nil, 1)

New Tab
If a new tab is dragged from a link, then the link opens in a new tab, otherwise just a new blank tab opens (a contraction of 'open link in new tab and open new tab')
if acGetMouseCursorType() == "HAND" then
    acMouseClick(gsx, gsy, 1, 1, 1) 	

Edited by - durexlw on 01/08/2013 08:17:13
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