Posts Tagged ‘mouse-gestures’

What’s new is Smart Bro v2.6?

Monday, November 27th, 2006

 

We’re glad to announce the release of Smart Bro v2.6. The new version of Smart Bro has received many enhancements that we hope you will like.

we added in this release:


1. Notification support: A notification window will show up when some specific events occur. For example, when there’s a new Smart Bro blog post, the notification window will come up with the new content.

 

2. Mouse gestures: We added support for mouse gestures in this version. To learn more about mouse gestures please read our previous post.

 

3. We added skin support for the splash screen.

 

4. Saving state problems are fixed: We fixed the bug of the rebar band in the main screen not being able to save its state upon closing.

 

5. We fixed the bug of maximize/minimize/restore status.

 

6. We fixed a bug that caused the rss reader to duplicate a headline that was already retrieved.


 

We’re sure that you will like the new features that were added to Smart Bro. If you want to download Smart Bro, please go here.

Browse the web smarter … use Smart Bro


 

best regards,

Tony Sticks

Mind Vision Software (MVS)

Mouse Gestures

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Hi Guys,

 

Today, I’m posting to you an article about mouse gestures. This feature which is available in some web browsers. I hope you will enjoy reading it…

 

In computing, a mouse gesture is a way of combining computer mouse movements and clicks which the software recognizes as a specific command. Mouse gestures can provide quick access to common functions of a program. They can also be useful for people who have difficulties typing on a keyboard. For example, in a web browser, the user could navigate to the previously viewed page by pressing the right mouse button, moving the mouse briefly to the left, then releasing the button.
 

 

The first mouse gesture, the “drag,” was introduced by Apple to replace a dedicated “move” button on mice shipped with its Macintosh and Lisa computers. Dragging involves holding down a mouse button while moving the mouse; the software interprets this as an action distinct from separate clicking and moving behaviors. Although this behavior has been adopted in a huge variety of software packages, few other gestures have been as successful. As of 2005, most programs do not support gestures other than the drag operation. Each program that recognizes mouse gestures does so in its own way, sometimes allowing for very short mouse movement distances to be recognized as gestures, and sometimes requiring very precise emulation of a certain movement pattern (e.g. circle). Some implementations allow users to customize these factors.

The Opera web browser has recognized mouse gestures since version 5.11 (April 2001). Several mouse gesture extensions are also available for the Mozilla Firefox browser, such as the Optimoz Mouse Gestures extension that offer also Rocker gestures performed by pressing one mouse button while holding down the other (this offers two additional commands, usually moving forward/backward). These extensions use almost identical gestures as Opera.

 

Browse the web smarter … use Smart Bro.

 

Best regards,

Tony Sticks,

Mind Vision Software (MVS)