Enable, Perform and Create Mouse Gestures

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Mouse Gestures let you speed up navigation and perform useful actions with quick movements of the mouse. You can edit existing gestures and add your own to match your browsing style. Read on to find out more.

Enabling gestures

To enable and disable Mouse Gestures:

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gestures and tick the box for Allow Gestures;
  2. Type “Toggle Mouse Gestures” in Quick Commands;
  3. Create a Keyboard Shortcut for the action.

Performing a gesture

  1. Click and hold the right mouse button (or press and hold the ALT key).
  2. Move the pointer to perform an action.

You can also perform gestures using other input devices, such as trackpads or touchpads. To enable gestures for these devices, tick the box for Perform Gestures with ALT Key in Settings.

Default gestures

To view default gestures, to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.

Making your own gesture

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.
  2. Click on the Add button New Gesture button.
  3. Pick a command from the drop-down menu or search for one by name.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Draw a new gesture in the highlighted area using primary button.
  6. Click Save Gesture.
Settings for making a custom mouse gesture

Editing gestures

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.
  2. Pick a gesture you want to edit.
  3. Click on the Edit button Edit Gesture button.
  4. Draw a new gesture and click Save Gesture.

Gesture sensitivity

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Sensitivity.
  2. Move the slider to set a minimum stroke length to be recognised as a gesture.
Slider for adjusting mouse gesture sensitivity

Rocker gestures

Rocker Gestures let you quickly go back and forward in history.

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Rocker Gestures.
  2. Tick the box for Allow Rocker Gestures to enable this feature.
  3. To go back in history, click the right mouse button, quickly followed by the left mouse button.
  4. To do forward in history, click the left mouse button, quickly followed by the right mouse button.


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