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What is it?
xstroke allows you to draw "strokes" with your mouse buttons that get
interpreted as commands. This is a fairly common interface these days
(mostly thanks to some browsers and browser add-ons) but back in the
late 1990s when I first wrote this it was pretty unusual. I released it
a few years later in 2002 - and soon after saw a number of projects
using the same techniques, possibly inspired by this xstroke, possibly
not. A very common implementation is also called
though it's based off an older library called libstroke which I
was unaware of and was written around the same time as my xstroke.
As a tar.gz (20k) or you can
browse the source
I haven't done much with this code in ages. User beware.
It looks like it would be really useful to have an ability to watch the
root window for strokes for the sake of handhelds - but where should the
button strings go? To a pipe?? (Probably the best solution would be
to call a script to handle each button string)
This software is essentially free, but please read my
Please read the
If you like..