cocoa gestures bring us closer to minority report interface

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by beatle888, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    this is from a reply i made at another site

    I posted this a few months ago, but I'm sure there are many who didn't catch this beauty.

    Summary of features:

    Allows mouse gesture commands (similar to Black and White or Opera) in all cocoa applications. Gestures can be customized, added, deleted, etc.

    I might also add that the gesture response is much greater with Safari than Omniweb.


    my god, i gave this a shot the other month but was to lazy to enjoy it.
    but NOW and their already supporting SAFARI actually any cocoa app.
    i am gonna use my new WAVE OF THE HAND browser commands and
    master them. then i'll move onto path finder to control the finder...

    this is you know if it works off of inkwell? i already have
    SAFARI *apples new toy they made for us free* i swear those guys
    are like santa claus. anyway. i have SAFARI reloading, opening new
    window, refreshing, going back, going forward, minimizing to dock,
    OH poop also i have it going to certain web pages AND now i
    dont even need the freaken browser address/tool bar, i even hide
    the book mard bar....people that hate the brushed metal will be
    offered an extra can train your browser to react
    to hand movement to control your you can minimize
    all the chrome in SAFARI (except a 1/4 inch at the top that has
    the webpage name. and get this. if i want to view my book marks
    bar...i figure since i need to go to the top to select a book mark
    from the bar, i may as well create a gesture that with a simple right
    click and drag up towards the book mark bar ? the book mark bar
    slides into view and i select the book more upward right
    click and drag tucks it back up and out of about an elegant
    browser. and this applicaction lets you control it with a brand new
    way .....sorta like minority report movemient with your mouse.

    this coupled with the huge transparent docks you can make with
    dragthing that lets you launch and email with the click of a button.
    makes the mac a completely different experience...makes it ahead
    of its time.

    cocoa jestures kicks @SSSS

    just give me the fncking download
  2. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Originally posted at OSX Hints....

    ..maybe you should try out the various "keyboards" from Fingerworks:

    I have the "Touchstream LP", and it is really cool. Open a file? Select it and move your hand as if you were opening the screw-on lid on a jar. Close a window? Move your hand as if you were closing the lid. Zoom out in Photoshop by starting with your fingers spread out, and bring them together. Zoom in by doing the same in reverse. There is a bunch of ready-made application specific gesture sets, and a comprehensive global set.

    Unfortunately you can't build your own gesture sets yet, but that seems to be on its way.

    end quote.

    Now that IS Minority report style.
  3. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I cant get them to work....though i am still using my Microsoft Intellimouse drivers....maybe thats bad news.

    It said to diable the drivers and use USB overdrive.

    Think that will help me?

    I can get the little G up but the gestures are not described anywhere in any how your supposed to do it...i can do it fine in Black and White...but im not sure if its the same style..this stuff really interests me.
  4. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I think there is some issues with the Intellimouse...or microsoft mice in general. And gestures. A real shame...lets hope future updates are better off.
  5. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    new gestures don't do anything, they just bring up the config window. premade ones work well, but i may have to make a better looking mouse icon.
  6. beatle888 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002

    Im using an intellemouse and its ok.
    just ignor the "rl" or "rludrs" in the gestures
    set up panel. those gestures are to complicated.

    once you have gestures installed...go to any
    cocoa apps menu, for instance, in SAFARI go
    to the SAFARI menu to the left of the FILE
    menu, then selected COCOA GESTURES....this
    will bring up COCOA GESTURES configuration

    you would probably have better luck if you did
    what i did and that was to ignore the predefined to make your own.... go
    down to gestures and double click on one under
    the GESTURES column. a window will pop up.
    this is were you make a gesture that you want
    to use.....i dont use letters...i just use a simple
    right click and drag UP (for example) and at this
    point the gesture window (where you just
    drew your gesture) will dissapear. Now back
    to the Gesture Panel to set up what you want
    that gesture to do. to the right of the gesture
    you just made under the FUNCTIONS column,
    double click and you will get a prompt asking
    you the behavior you want your gesture to
    perform. so go up to the SAFARI menus and
    choose something...for instance VIEW RELOAD

    and viola, you just created a simple right click
    drag UP gesture that will refresh your browser
    window whenever you want. i hope i made
    sense...and hope it works for you :D
  7. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  8. beatle888 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002

    it worked :D

    im happy for you :D

    i played with it all night last night.
    now that i have my custom gestures pretty much
    sett up in SAFARI, i downloaded Path Finder
    so i can use gestures for the finder. i already
    made one to launch my mail app. im doing
    all my gestures with just the mouse. im
    trying to get away from the keyboard for
    most tasks...and just wave the mouse around.
    its so cool to see the future.

    hey i love that keyboard link you posted above.
    i want one of those gesture THAT
    would be GREAT :D

    do you think apple is aware of these gestures?

    i love them.

    everybody is coming up with these wonderful
    ideas. osx is really gonna prove its potential,
    then all the whinners will.....well they will
    still whine :D

    anyway thanks for the keyboard link :D
  9. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Im thinking Apple must have had some clue...due to these gestures only working in Cocoa. Which is an Apple baby isnt it? I wasnt sure.

    Yeah those Keyboards w/ Gestures would totally make it like Minority Report.

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