Use Mouse Gestures To Perform Windows Tasks With Gest

Gest is a free portable program, which runs from the system tray and adds mouse gesture support for Windows Explorer (the program on your computer that allows you to navigate through your files and folders). This is similar to the mouse gestures that you see in modern web browsers. In other words you can perform simple tasks by holding down the right mouse button and drawing a few lines (for example, a U shape).

Once the settings are configured, you can use mouse  gestures via the right mouse button to send commands for performing tasks such as going forward, backward, etc.

Gest

To configure settings, right-click on the system tray icon of Gest and select Edit Settings.

Settings

Now, just configure your gestures for performing mouse actions (such as drawing an L to go back to last page). You can add multiple gestures to a single action as well. For example, drawing an R, o RU can perform the same task (e.g. moving to the forward page).

Mouse Gestures

For more information, see the official Gest tutorial here. Gest works on

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

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