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Old 06-24-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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konqueror mouse gestures - how do i activate?

I'm running KDE 3.3.2 and can't seem to get mouse gestures going in Konqueror (or anywhere else for that matter).

- KHotKeys daemon is running (I can use my custom keyboard shortcuts)
- Konqueror Gestures are not disabled
- Under Global Settings, gestures are not disabled, timeout is set to 300ms, and I've tried both mouse button 2 and mouse button 3.

In Konqueror, I try to use a mouse gesture by holding down the right (or middle) button, dragging the mouse left, and letting go. This should in theory invoke "Alt Left" which is "Back". However, it does nothing :/

Anyone know if I'm missing something? Anything I can do to troubleshoot?
Old 07-19-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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how about this?

Have you actually performed a training of a gesture? As in, have you followed these steps:
Start the tool khotkeys (part of the kdebase system)
Expand the Konqueror gestures
Pick one gesture to modify, e.g. "New Tab"
On the right, switch display to "Gestures"
You can see the current gesture(s) as an image.
Click on Edit
Click on "Clear" to reset the gesture.
Draw your new gesture 3 times (use the left mouse), you will see them in the lower left.
If they were 3 times the same, click on OK.
Change all gestures to ones you like and click on Apply.
The default is to use the middle mouse button (mousewheel button).
To change that, go to "Global Settings".
Pick "Gesture Settings" and select the desired mouse button in the dropdown.
Start Konqueror and try the settings.
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