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StrokesPlus

By StrokesPlus Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 29, 2012

Mouse gestures are one of the simplest -- and, we'd venture to say, most clever -- ways to save time on the computer. With a flick of the wrist you can launch or close a program, adjust your volume, undo your last action, or perform any number of other tasks. StrokesPlus is an easy-to-use program that provides users with a variety of predefined mouse gesture actions, as well as the capability to create others. We think it's a great way to save time and mouse strokes on commonly performed tasks.

StrokesPlus appears as an icon in the system tray, and right-clicking it brings up a menu that gives users access to the program's major functions. Users can choose to employ the right, center, or left mouse button, X1 or X2, or the Control or Alt button. Then it's just a matter of learning the gestures you want to use. StrokesPlus comes with plenty of common actions already configured; a straight line drawn from the bottom up will copy text, while a curlicue will cut it. A diagonal line drawn from the upper right to the lower left will minimize a window, while a circle will run the notepad application. By default the program displays your stroke as you make it, but this can be disabled for advanced users who have plenty of practice with making the gestures consistently. The training mode lets StrokesPlus learn the particular way that you draw gestures, improving its capability to recognize your requests. Overall, we were quite impressed with the features and options for customization that StrokesPlus employs, and we recommend it.

StrokesPlus installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.7.4

Version 2.7.4 reverted the prevention of S+ allowing multiple instances and removed unintended duplicate trim timer.

General

Release August 24, 2013
Date Added August 24, 2013
Version 2.7.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,972
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

StrokesPlus is a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to automate repetitive tasks by simply drawing a gesture with your mouse or performing mouse and keyboard modifiers to fire off an action sequence.

Whether the action sequence you're wanting to fire uses a gesture, mouse or keyboard modifier(s), or both, you begin with pressing the selected Stroke button on your mouse. By default, the Stroke button is assigned to the right mouse button. To begin, press and hold the Stroke button and either draw the gesture or perform the mouse or keyboard modifier(s), then release the Stroke button. If the events are recognized as being tied to an action sequence, StrokesPlus will fire the action sequence.

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