xGestures
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Brings mouse gestures to all aspects of OS X.   Shareware ($5.00)
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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 gestures like "Quit Application" should work more consistently in non-English locales now
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 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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xGestures User Discussion (Write a Review)
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accountclosed reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
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?!
[Version 1.75]


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Sergesouszero reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
Still works with Maverick.

P.-S. Why can’t I give five stars for Ease of Use ? xGestures is indeed easy to use.
[Version 1.75]

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Sergesouszero replied on 11 Sep 2013
MaverickS
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Lvdoc commented on 13 Mar 2012
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!
[Version 1.75]

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Cowicide replied on 11 Oct 2012
Have you tried xGestures with Mountain Lion? I won't upgrade to another OS without xGestures coming along, period.
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Lvdoc replied on 12 Oct 2012
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.
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Fontbot replied on 11 Jun 2013
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.
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F451 commented on 01 Feb 2012
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).
[Version 1.75]


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Jichi reviewed on 04 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 1.75]

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Jichi replied on 04 Jan 2012
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.
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Tachy0n replied on 18 Jan 2012
How did you install in Jichi? I get an error and it wont proceed.
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Cowicide replied on 11 Oct 2012
Any luck with this working with Mountain Lion?
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Brilliantpebble replied on 16 Jun 2013
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.
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Tachy0n commented on 23 Aug 2011
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?
[Version 1.75]

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Cowicide replied on 23 Aug 2011
Ut oh, that's from 2010, so that's around a year ago. :( I really hope a new version comes out.
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Korim replied on 25 Aug 2011
I just upgraded Lion on top of Snow Leopard with xGesture installed and after the upgrade the xGesture still works.
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Cowicide replied on 25 Aug 2011
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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Cowicide commented on 15 Aug 2011
Oh dear lawd I hope this works/get updated for Lion. I won't upgrade to Lion until it is.
[Version 1.75]


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Jichi reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
Just want to say THANKS to the developer's gr8 job! And wish the project always alive with Mac OS X!
[Version 1.75]


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Kenbotwinick commented on 18 Nov 2010
Don't buy this until this is straightened out... Just emailed the developer:

"I bought xGestures last night and it won't register. It says it's invalid.

Also, when I go to your website the support and download pages cannot be found:

http://briankendall.net/xGestures/download.htm
http://briankendall.net/xGestures/support.htm

And why do we need an installer, which freaks out trying to find xgestures.app, when all we need is a double clickable preference pane?

What's going on?"

I feel cheated.
[Version 1.75]

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Kenbotwinick replied on 21 Dec 2010
The developer finally got back to me a month later after my second email to him. It wouldn't register because it was checking for my email address to be case sensitive, which seems odd... Anyways, finally registered and the webpages are working again too...
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Cowicide commented on 14 Oct 2010
I find xGesutures absolutely indispensable. I wouldn't upgrade to another version of the Mac OS without it.

The only thing I really wish it could do is have the option to detect when you plug in a mouse and then have the gestures switch from the "Pressing a key on the keyboard" option to "Click and holding a mouse button..etc" option, instead of having to do that manually every time I switch between using my laptops trackpad and mouse.
[Version 1.75]


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Tachy0n had trouble on 11 Nov 2013
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'.
[Version 1.75]


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Fontbot had trouble on 11 Jun 2013
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.
[Version 1.75]


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Hexo had trouble on 25 Jul 2012
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!
[Version 1.75]


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Doug Engelbart had trouble on 08 Jun 2010
xGestures is still the best mouse gesture app for Macs, but unfortunately it causes a jerky mouse arrow movement in games like Diablo II, Baldur's Gate II etc. When I deactivate xGestures, then those games' mouse arrow movement is smooth again.
[Version 1.75]

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Fontbot commented on 06 Aug 2010
If you haven't already, try adding those games to xGestures Applications list, then uncheck "Enable Gestures in this Application"
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Cowicide replied on 14 Oct 2010
Exactly. xGestures can't work with everything and the dev can't know every app/game on the planet. But the dev was smart enough to let you exclude things like that. Not sure why you are complaining about it. Just disable xGestures for that game, end of problem.
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Doug Engelbart commented on 14 Oct 2010
Yes, thank you all. As aforesaid I was complaining because unfortunately it caused a jerky mouse arrow movement in games like Diablo II, Baldur's Gate II etc. But the "exclude" function deactivates that.
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nontroppo had trouble on 26 Nov 2007
Noraa: try deleting what.xgestures.plist in your /Library/Preferences/
[Version 1.7.3]


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strongmantim had trouble on 09 Jun 2006
Version 1.5 does not launch at start-up, despite having the checkbox marked in the prefpane. It can't be added as a Startup Item in the Accounts prefpane. Any ideas?
[Version 1.5]



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Kgx rated on 24 Mar 2013

[Version 1.75]



Mark Collins rated on 30 Dec 2011

[Version 1.75]



JaeHong rated on 27 Nov 2011

[Version 1.75]


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License:Shareware
Date:05 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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!


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