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xGestures
xGestures
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xGestures free download for Mac

xGestures

Version 1.9.0

Brings mouse gestures to all aspects of OS X.

xGestures overview

xGestures brings mouse gestures to all aspects of macOS. 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 Mission Control, and much more!

What’s new in version 1.9.0

Updated on Feb 22 2022

  • Is now a Apple Silicon / Intel universal binary
  • Fixed several crashes including one that could occur at pretty much any time
  • Automatically removing quarantine flag
  • Added a feature for bringing windows to the front before executing a keystroke or menu item action
  • Removed erroneous nag about enabling accessibility features in the pref pane
  • Finally using proper punctuation for semantic versioning

Information

License

Free

Size

2.9 MB

Downloads

32103

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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pranavmishrapranav19
pranavmishrapranav19
Jan 5 2022
1.80
0.0
Jan 5 2022
0.0
Version: 1.80
Its working in macOS Monter(version 12.1), but the problem is that it automatically stops working after some time, then again I have to start manually by going inside the system preferences
jorgetejeda0804
jorgetejeda0804
Sep 25 2021
1.80
0.0
Sep 25 2021
0.0
Version: 1.80
it not working with the new IOS update, macOS Big Sur 11.6
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Aug 9 2020
1.80
5.0
Aug 9 2020
5.0
Version: 1.80
Good news! I just installed macOS Big Sur Public Beta and xGestures still works on it.
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Mar 26 2020
1.80
4.0
Mar 26 2020
4.0
Version: 1.80
It needed a modern more graphical interface, but it works! Now 64-bit AND free!
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Jun 12 2019
1.77
0.0
Jun 12 2019
0.0
Version: 1.77
This has NOT been abandoned. The developer is committed to a 64-bit version for the upcoming MacOS 10.15. Here's more info: http://guygizmo.blogspot.com/
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Sep 28 2018
1.77
5.0
Sep 28 2018
5.0
Version: 1.77
Does anyone know about compatibility with Mojave?
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jun 6 2018
1.77
5.0
Jun 6 2018
5.0
Version: 1.77
I just compared this with BetterTouchTool which I've discovered has something called "drawing" gestures. I tried them a long while ago and had issues but thought I'd revisit them. Unfortunately, BTT's implementation is still very hit or miss with drawing gestures — whereas with xGestures my gestures are flawlessly executed each and every time.

That said, one thing that's great with BTT is I can start a gesture without holding down a modifier key or pressing a key to begin a gesture and hitting the key again after the gesture is completed as is required by xGestures.

So I've been using the BTT trial and implemented a 4 finger tap that runs this simple applescript:

tell application "System Events"
key down {control}
delay 1
key up {control}
end tell

This allows me to 4 finger tap, then quickly perform a gesture with xGestures without physically holding down the modifier key. Works pretty good but it could be better. For example, if I don't finish a gesture in time it screws things up. I'd much rather have the modifier key only "auto-lift" after my gesture is complete, but I'm not sure how to accomplish that with AppleScript or if it's even really possible with AppleScript.

So I have only one request for the xGestures dev. Please add the option to perform the start of mouse gestures with four-finger taps, etc. — That way we can simply hit the trackpad with a four-finger tap, then use one finger to draw the gesture.

That's the way that BTT can be configured to work now but BTT's drawing gestures just aren't reliable enough. For example, I have a gesture of 'down and up' to close browser windows and 'up and down' to open new tabs. Often when I perform those gestures in BTT I end up with the application switcher gesture being triggered which is set to "up and right" or "up and left". This isn't an issues with xGestures. When I do a xGestures pattern it works every time without error, ever. With BTT it's very hit or miss every other time I gesture. I made gesture variations in your BTT app to help guard against this, but it's just not helping in this case.

xGestures is still the king of Mac gestures it just needs a small tweak to allow tap gestures to trigger it.
JaeHong
JaeHong
May 15 2018
1.77
5.0
May 15 2018
5.0
Version: 1.77
It`s working! awesome! (high sierra 2013 mbair)
Cowicide
Cowicide
Nov 6 2017
1.77
5.0
Nov 6 2017
5.0
Version: 1.77
Anyone tried it with High Sierra yet?
markicadro
markicadro
Nov 5 2017
1.77
0.5
Nov 5 2017
0.5
Version: 1.77
I couldn't get this to work.. It says it's enabled and working but nothing happens when trying out gestures. Was specifically interested in Rocker gestures. A great alternative I've found was Smooze
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Dec 23 2016
1.77
5.0
Dec 23 2016
5.0
Version: 1.77
Good news and bad news. Good news, xGestures is now free (although $5 is and never was expensive for such a gem). Bad news, it’s free because development of xGestures has now officially come to an end. I’m not a developer, but I’d like the idea of becoming one just to create my own “xGestures”. Brian, if you read this, thank you!
Derekjab
Derekjab
Dec 19 2016
1.77
0.0
Dec 19 2016
0.0
Version: 1.77
Been using xGestures for years very happily. Unfortunately, since macOS Sierra 10.12 it's not really usable as it randomly capitalises outputs so that passwords, for example, are incorrect.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Oct 9 2016
1.75
5.0
Oct 9 2016
5.0
Version: 1.75
CowTip - If you still want to use some gestures to operate Mission Control windows, the old Exposé instructions (i.e., Exposé All Windows, Application, Desktop, etc.) in xGestures don't work anymore since Exposé in Mac OS is now degraded. What you can do instead is have xGestures run AppleScripts to do basically the same things. For example, to show all windows I just use a gesture to run this script I saved in my Documents folder: do shell script "/Applications/Mission\\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\\ Control" To show the desktop, I use a gesture to run this script: do shell script "/Applications/Mission\\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\\ Control 1" ...And so on. It's instant and makes xGestures still work with latest os Seirra, etc.
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Oct 5 2015
1.75
5.0
Oct 5 2015
5.0
Version: 1.75
For those who are interested, xGestures still works with El Capitan.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Feb 11 2015
1.75
5.0
Feb 11 2015
5.0
Version: 1.75
CowTip: Out of curiosity I just tested xGestures with the Mavericks App Switcher and it works flawlessly again. For a long while it didn't work properly in older Mac OS versions. I haven't tested it yet in Yosemite, however.
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Jan 13 2015
1.75
4.0
Jan 13 2015
4.0
Version: 1.75
Hey xGestures fans, I just wanted to share a tip. In the Applications tab, Brian never added a feature where you could see a little graphic of your gesture. However I recently thought to use Unicode characters in the title to remind you of each gesture. Use OSX’s builtin Character Viewer to find characters which remind you of the gestures.
Morlo
Morlo
Nov 4 2014
1.75
1.5
Nov 4 2014
1.5
Version: 1.75
I'm giving this software a bad review because the developer has not updated this software in ages. how can you have such a great idea for an application and let it die like this ? This is an example of a fantastic app left in the dark because the developer thought he had a better chance of success in another project or has left this world to go into deep meditation in the mountains.
Temhawk
Temhawk
May 4 2014
1.75
5.0
May 4 2014
5.0
Version: 1.75
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
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Nov 11 2013
1.75
4.0
Nov 11 2013
4.0
Version: 1.75
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'.
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Sep 11 2013
1.75
5.0
Sep 11 2013
5.0
Version: 1.75
Still works with Maverick. P.-S. Why can’t I give five stars for Ease of Use ? xGestures is indeed easy to use.