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xGestures brings mouse gestures to all aspects of Mac OS X. Use xGestures to add normal directional mouse gestures and rocker gestures to the Finder, Safari, any of your favorite applications, or to the entire system as a whole.

Actions that can be performed by gestures include closing and minimizing windows, launching and switch applications, picking menu items, performing keystrokes, triggering Exposé, and much more!

What's New

Version 1.75:
  • Fixed issue with keystroke gestures randomly not working in Snow Leopard
  • Improved application detection (Microsoft Office 2008 and Google Chrome should work now)
  • Keystroke gestures should produce the same keystroke regardless of keyboard localization
  • Fixed the Finnish version of the preference pane
  • Preference pane is now properly 64-bit
  • Certain more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Temhawk Member IconReview+1
Temhawk
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The undisputed champion in mouse gesture apps. Amazingly still works* in 10.9 Mavericks despite it being over half a decade since the last update!

* there are some minor hiccups but, by and large, the app still works

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Version 1.75
Tachy0n Member IconComment+34
Tachy0n
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Yay, thanks to Brilliantpebbles https://www.macupdate.com/members/profile/Brilliantpebble suggestion I got it to work in Mavericks!
That's right folks, make an alias of YourHardDrive/Library/PreferencePanes/xGestures.prefPane/Contents/Resources/xGestures.app and right-click on it then choose 'Open'.

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Version 1.75
accountclosed Member IconReview+111
accountclosed
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It's been so long since xGestures got an update, one has to wonder if it isn't abandonware at this point—and what a pity if it is, since it's the only elegant gestures app out there, and essential not only to my workflow but to everything I do on the Mac. The question on the mind of users, I would think, at this point, is whether or not the developer is going to resurface and provide a stability update for Mavericks, sorely needed as sometimes on boot, xGestures fails to load and returns an error. Brian—where are you?!

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Version 1.75
Sergesouszero Member IconReview+42
Sergesouszero
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Still works with Maverick.

P.-S. Why can’t I give five stars for Ease of Use ? xGestures is indeed easy to use.

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Version 1.75
Sergesouszero
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MaverickS

Fontbot Member IconComment+26
Fontbot
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Happy to find xGestures still functional on 10.8 (manually copied from an older system). Certain actions won't work with sandboxed apps, but some can be replaced with keyboard shortcuts (i.e. changing "Quit Application" to "Perform Keystroke Command-Q").

For those having issues with the installer, try running the following command in Terminal while the xGestures DMG is mounted:

open /Volumes/xGestures/.data/EverythingElse/xGestures.prefPane

That should attempt to launch the most recent version and trigger System Preferences to install it.

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Version 1.75
Hexo Member IconComment+1
Hexo
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This sounds like a great idea.. but I can't even seem to create a gesture! When I hit the keys I set for "perform a mouse gesture by..", the lil' cursor comes up (the four triangles), but it is stuck near the lower left corner of the screen and does NOT move.

I do have a wacom tablet, though the documentation says after 10.3 this should work, and I'm on Lion.

This is very disappointing- I was going to set the button on the wacom stylus to the xGestures key, and say hello to amazingly customizable gestures. Something that's woefully missing from both the wacom software and apple's "ink" (aka inkwell?).

Developer, if you can hear me, please help!

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Version 1.75
Lvdoc Member IconComment+534
Lvdoc
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I'm on 10.7.3 and haven't had a single problem with it. It's a totally clean install of Lion; but it also worked fine for me when I updated SL to Lion on another machine. It's too bad the rest of you are having problems. This program is not just a gem; it is critical to how I function on my computer!

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Version 1.75
Cowicide
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Have you tried xGestures with Mountain Lion? I won't upgrade to another OS without xGestures coming along, period.

Lvdoc
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Alas, I no longer use a mouse and now use Better Touch Tool with a trackpad. Can't answer your question. You might try writing the developer; he's responded to me in the past.

Fontbot
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The installer may not work in 10.7+ (never tried it), but the app still does and it should be possible to install manually. See my comment in the Troubleshooting section for one method.

F451 Member IconComment+393
F451
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Man, I miss xGestures. Surely trust the developer will update a version for Lion OS. It was great when it first arrived on the Mac scene and great up until Lion where is it hit a snag (called Lion).

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Version 1.75
Jichi Member IconReview+20
Jichi
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Updated to OS X Lion, and most things worked well except it would complain that if I wanted to open xGesture downloaded from Internet on every start and it also took long time to start xGesture.

I guest it has sth to do with com.apple.quarantine. Wish the developer could fix this.

Just wonder if it is possible to make this app available on AppStore and transfer our purchases there, so that more people will know this gr8t app.

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Version 1.75
Jichi
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Forget to mention: I installed xGesture on my Mac Air with a fresh OS X Lion, rather than installing on Snow Leopard and then upgrading to OS X Lion. It complained sth on installation, but still succeeded at last. And after xGesture started, everything worked fine like Snow Leopard.

Tachy0n
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How did you install in Jichi? I get an error and it wont proceed.

Cowicide
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Any luck with this working with Mountain Lion?

Brilliantpebble
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I figured out how to stop the "This application was downloaded from the Internet. Do you want to open it?" nag with every restart. Do a "Show Package Contents" on the xGestures prefpane and drill down to /Contents/Resources/xGestures.app. Make a copy of this application and move it somewhere else, like your Utilities or Applications folder. Then go to Login Items in the "Users and Groups" prefpane and remove the xGestures app here; it refers to the one buried inside the prefpane. Now add a login item and select the xGestures.app you moved. Now restart/log out and log in; after you've launched this new application once, you won't get the nag anymore, and xGestures will work just fine.

Tachy0n Member IconComment+34
Tachy0n
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Brian's last blog update is from a couple of months ago.
http://guygizmo.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-xgestures-news-plus-getting.html
I emailed him because I can't even install it in Lion. The installer complains about permissions or something.
If I install it manually, will it work? Has anyone else done a Lion upgrade on top of their Snow Leopard with xGestures installed?

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Version 1.75
Cowicide
+1

Ut oh, that's from 2010, so that's around a year ago. :( I really hope a new version comes out.

Korim
+1

I just upgraded Lion on top of Snow Leopard with xGesture installed and after the upgrade the xGesture still works.

Cowicide
+1

Korim, so I guess the issue is it won't install on Lion yet, but it will run if it's already installed?

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Kgx
Version 1.75
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JaeHong
Version 1.75
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Downloads 26,803
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Type Drivers / Other
License Shareware
Date 05 Nov 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $5.00
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