Over time, keyboard shortcuts have found so many versatile uses that you just can’t help overlapping two or more different shortcuts meant for different purposes. With the shortcut keys for keyboard so tightly jammed and hard-to-remember, it’s high time you start looking for a better alternative to execute PC commands and actions. gMote offers a brilliant solution, enabling you to perform a wide variety of tasks, such as launching applications, opening menus, and much more all with the simple gestures of your mouse.
The portable application sits on the system tray. Clicking on the g icon will take you to the main interface where you are shown a list of six pre-configured gestures and their corresponding effects.
To apply any of the six gestures, hold the right mouse button and draw the gesture using your mouse. A small notification in the system tray will inform you if the gesture is recognized or not. If the gesture is not correctly recognized, you will receive Unrecognized message. Gestures can be added on your desktop, browser or document.
It also lets you add custom gestures besides the six pre-configured ones. From the main interface, click on the Create gesture link. Left click and draw the gesture in the Recording box to the right.
After drawing the gesture, click on the Do nothing box to assign an action to this gesture. This will open a new window from where you can select and assign more than 35 different actions, which include assigning key combinations, running specific program or file, and a lot more. Click OK to specify a particular action.
You can also add your own programs to appear in the list of actions. To do this, click on the Configure programs button and navigate to the program you’re looking to add using the Browse link. Click OK to add the application.
In the Options tab, you can control the commands that will draw the gestures. By default, it is pressing the right mouse button and drawing the gesture. If you’ve enabled the right mouse button to drag objects, then you can click on Enable timeout so the application ignores the gesture made after the timeout. Another impressive option is the ability to disable the application when certain pre-specified programs are already running on the PC. You can access this option from the Excluded programs tab in Options menu.
A handy tool which not only adds new functionality to the use of mouse for executing commands and actions, but even goes a step further to give users a high degree of control over the actions they wish to perform through mouse gestures. It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7; testing was carried out on Windows 7 x86 system.