Re: mouse gestures

Hi Tom;

I had thought about why a 5x5 grid wasn't used.  It would allow you to have
more shapes
S, w, v, A, etc.   But as I saw it render the shapes, I realized that you
wouldn't want complex
shapes as they would be easily mistaken for the wrong sequence.

E.g. Consider a V  - it may be considered 147863 or 18963. With 5x5 you get
more possibilities.
I'll play when the hurricane passes.

   Adam



On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 8:03 PM, <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:33:06 +1000
> <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> After some experimentation, I decided to try a 5X5 grid for gestures,
> mainly to make it easier to work with shapes ^, V, <, >.  This increase has
> also reinforced my view that some intelligent auto-smoothing is needed.
> Another TODO.
>
> Regards
> Tom
>
> > http://svn.emelfm2.net/offcuts now includes files to make pointer
> (mouse) gestures usable and configurable (and optional). There's still some
> polishing to do, one known thing not working (configuring multiple buttons
> for a gesture) and I have to presume there are undiscovered bugs, but
> hopefully they won't be serious.
> >
> > Design parameters were:
> > * support > 1 pointer device (MPX is due in the next Xorg, I understand)
> > * support 1 to 32 buttons, and any combination thereof, per device (yes,
> I know, but there's 32 bits needed, easiest to enable them all)
> > * support 0 to however-many-there-are modifier keys, and any combination
> thereof
> >
> >
> > To try this, you'll need to:
> > 1. get current code from svn
> >
> > 2. edit emeflm2.h. There's a line
> > //#define E2_MOUSECUSTOM
> > which needs to be un-commented
> >
> > 3. get from offcuts, and place in the src dir in code tree, these extra
> files
> > e2_mousebinding.h
> > e2_mousebinding.c
> > e2_mousegesture.c
> > stroke.h
> > stroke.c
> >
> > 4. get from offcuts, and place in the src/dialogs dir (or anywhere in
> code tree, really)
> > e2_gesture_dialog.c
> >
> > 5. clean and rebuild
> >
> > 6. backup any config data you want to retain
> >
> > 7. run, open config dialog and click the "default" button
> >
> > Click on a gesture cell on config page to open a dialog. New or revised
> gestures can be 'drawn' and/or entered/edited manually. Gestures are
> described by sequences of grid-numbers. Currently it uses 3X3 grid so 1 =
> top-left, 9 = bottom-right. I put in a few default gestures for example
> purposes, maybe better ones will be suggested or identified.
> >
> > Remember that events in some part of the main window also apply to the
> window as a whole, so careful about conflicting gestures between the
> "general" category and anything more specific.
> >
> > Regards
> > Tom
> >
> >
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