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StrokesPlus lets you assign shortcuts to mouse gestures [Daily Freeware]

When you need to copy text from one place and paste it to another, how do you go about it? Do you highlight the words, then right-click, then click “copy,” then right-click again in in your text field and hit “paste”? Or perhaps you go up to the Edit menu and select “copy” from there. I’m going to bet that most of the time you do neither of these things. Instead, you probably press Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, because it takes a lot less effort. Now what if you could take that same concept, and apply it to mouse gestures? With StrokesPlus, you can.

Maybe you work in an environment where it’s easier to simply use a mouse, rather than sitting at a desk with a keyboard in front of you as well. Or it could be that someone only has use of one hand, and doesn’t want to have to switch between both input devices. Whatever the reason, StrokesPlus allows you to assign shortcuts like copy and paste to mouse gestures. You can teach the software any gesture that you like, and assign a variety of tasks to that gesture. When you’re ready to carry out one of those functions, just hold down your gesture button (this can be assigned any button on your mouse, or even keyboard) and draw the gesture that you created. It can be something simple like drawing a line from left to right, or a letter of the alphabet. This is certainly one of the more interesting accessibility programs that I’ve come across in a while.

Credit: FreewareGenius

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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