Easystroke is a gesture recognition tool that runs in Linux. This is a brief tutorial of how to get it up and running in Ubuntu with some basic, useful examples of gestures.
wmctrl: control an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager
xdotool: simulate X11 keyboard/mouse input
Note that easystroke will store its configuration in
From the menu, start easystroke. It will appear as a small icon in the tray area. Click this icon, choose the Preferences tab and ensure "Autostart easystroke" is checked. This will ensure it starts each time you log in.
In easystroke, click the Preferences tab and make a mental note of the "Gesture Button" (and optionally change it). This is the mouse button that you hold down whilst making the gesture.
In easystroke, click the Actions tab and click the button to "Add Action". Name it as "Terminal". Click in the "Type" cell to ensure it is set to "Command". Click in the "Details" cell and type in "gnome-terminal" and press Enter to accept it.
With the action row selected, click the "Record Stroke" button to record the gesture that will activate this command. Hold the "Gesture Button" down (as per your mental note from the Preferences section) and draw the gesture on the screen. I drew a letter "T" to remind me it's going to run the gnome-terminal. Your gesture is now created and ready to use.
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