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Gesture on the go with StrokesPlus Portable

Use mouse gestures to perform common tasks with this customizable program.

StrokesPlus is a powerful and flexible program that lets users perform a variety of common tasks, such as cutting and pasting text, launching programs, and adjusting the computer's volume, all by making simple mouse gestures. StrokesPlus Portable is, as the name suggests, a portable version of this useful program. Whether you're experienced with using mouse gestures or looking to try them for the first time, StrokesPlus Portable is a great choice that lets you use your mouse gestures wherever you go.

StrokesPlus Portable appears as an icon in the system tray, and right-clicking it reveals a comprehensive set of menus. The program comes preloaded with gestures for many common tasks, but it's easy to create new ones. You can even train the program to recognize your gestures; if the way you make a "P" (which, in StrokesPlus Portable, will play or pause your music) doesn't jibe with the "P" that's preprogrammed in, you can teach StrokesPlus to recognize the letter the way you make it instead. Users can select the mouse keys to be used with StrokesPlus and customize the color, width, and opacity of the line that it draws -- or turn the line off altogether, if you're really consistent in your gesturing. StrokesPlus Portable is simple enough for just about anyone to use, but it also comes with numerous advanced features for users who enjoy tweaking things. The program comes with an HTML Help file that provides a thorough overview of its features. We like StrokesPlus, and we like the idea of taking its features on the go with StrokesPlus Portable even more.

StrokesPlus Portable comes as a zip file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

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