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Weird Opera gesture
that I wish I could reproduce at will
photon




msg:1584294
 12:53 am on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm using Opera 7.20. I'm a big fan of gestures, and I'm frequently use the right-left button clicks to go back a page. Once and a while (generally at least once a day) when I do this, Opera will actually change to a different tab. I figure my timing is off on the clicks somehow, and Opera's seeing something besides the right-left clicks. But I can't do it on purpose.

Is there a mouse button gesture that switches tabs?

 

bachius




msg:1584295
 12:53 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Could it be the "right click + scrollwheel"-combo?

killroy




msg:1584296
 1:08 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Have any of you ever used Sensiva? I did for a while, but like all gadgets I soon forgot about it. Now, being new to opera, and immediately wondering about that action I'd love to have a gesture for but where there is none, I wonder if they can co-exist.

And can you train new gestures into opera like you can with sensiva?

SN

bachius




msg:1584297
 6:48 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you go to "Preferences->Mouse and keyboard" and then edit the mouse setup you can change the existing gestures as you please, and also add new gestures for any command you'd like in any area of the UI you like.

killroy




msg:1584298
 7:05 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hmm, but I can't really create my own gestures, like in sensive. for example a S shape, or a circle with a diagonal cut across, or diagonal gestures and the like. It looks like it's only compinations of straight lines at 90 degree angles.

SN

killroy




msg:1584299
 7:18 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ok, this is driving me nuts: How can I set up a gesture (ZOOM) for middle click+ wheel scroll? Having to reach for the Ctrl key kinda defeats the purpose!

SN

Sinner_G




msg:1584300
 7:37 pm on Oct 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Back to the original question:
Is there a mouse button gesture that switches tabs?

Not really, but there is one that minimizes the tab you are currently in (right button held while going down and then left mith the mouse), so it may look as if you had switched tab.

photon




msg:1584301
 12:50 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

bachius--

Excellent! I wasn't aware of that option. Thanks very much. Apparently I'm somehow brushing the scrollwheel while I'm clicking. I will be using that a lot now, on purpose.

Sinner_G--

Thanks for the suggestion (and for getting the thread back on track). I'm using a trackball, so inadvertant mouse movement isn't an issue.

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