A lot of Opera users would be familiar with the concept of mouse gestures. It’s one of the many awesome features available in Opera. Simply told mouse gestures allow you to perform specific predefined tasks by simple movements of the mouse. For e.g. if you right click on a link and drag is slightly downwards it will be opened in a new tab in opera. Or if you right click anywhere in the page and drag your mouse left Opera will open the previous page (same as back button). I hope you get the idea. Mouse gestures work wonderfully well during browsing and people who have got used to it just can’t go back to a life without mouse gestures. This can be guessed from the popularity of Mouse Gesture extensions like Mouse Gestures Redox for Firefox.
With StrokeIt you can now use Mouse Gestures across your system. Stroke it fully supports Windows Explorer and Windows Desktop along with a host of other applications like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, Safari, Winamp, Windows Media Player, Photoshop etc. StrokeIt has an extensive list of built in gestures that should help you get started. You can view the full list over here. But don’t let yourself be limited to only the built-in set of mouse gestures. You can easily create your own gestures to carry out a task.
A software like StrokeIt takes some getting used to since it changes the way you fundamentally interact with the operating system and support. Instead of moving your mouse to the top of the screen to click the back button every time you can simple flick your cursor left to do the same. However, once you get the hang of it, chances are that you would love it. I can’t go without StrokeIt if I have to use a 3-button mouse and have been using this software for years. StrokeIt is not just fun it is a huge productivity booster. And the best thing is that it’s free for commercial use and very light-weight. Go ahead and give it a try.