Author Topic: In love with the Gesture keyboard  (Read 435 times)

justice

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In love with the Gesture keyboard
« on: August 13, 2015, 11:19:06 am »
While the concept is difficult it has completely changed how I use my tablet.

The concern was that when I was using custom gesture setups for each program, I ended up creating 4 or 5 different setups. This became more and more difficult to quickly remember and apply the gesture that was custom to that program.

I decided that the best way to do it was have the entire alphabet mapped to the keyboard and to put modifier keys on the screen. This would allow me to learn the actual keyboard shortcuts for the program and apply the same exact keyboard gestures in each program.

Game changer. Made so much sense after I started putting it together.

I went through a variety of different versions of the keyboard and have settled (for a few months now) on the same setup. It's based off the frequency of letter use charts online. The most common and most frequently used letters are mapped to the easiest to use and apply gestures.

I'm not completely sold on the concept being perfect, it's not. But it's a far cry easier than any other tablet setup I've had before.

Here is a link to my current setup.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz0s_tG9uKY3WmdCRmhsUWtHcjQ/view?usp=sharing

I've also been using a text expander program for things like my email (*eml) or longer words or phrases that have numbers in them.

The 5 finger gestures I've been constantly changing. Not sure I know what is the most useful or cool thing to put there. I imagine it may end up back at copy, cut, and paste sometime soon. 

I will as we move further along create a "gesture alphabet for creatives" video to help with the learning curve.


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bjarkirafn

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Re: In love with the Gesture keyboard
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 05:01:42 pm »
I'm really interested in what I think it is? I have been using mouse gestures application for many years, like StrokesPlus in combination of Autohotkey. I'm pretty handicapped without them in my daily workflow.

So the settings file you are sharing, how do I make it functional!?

Thanks!
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Re: In love with the Gesture keyboard
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 10:40:52 am »
load the file into the universal settings under general. sorry i missed this post.

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Re: In love with the Gesture keyboard
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 03:02:09 am »
I need to try this out. 
I too use mouse gestures for Maya.  I love it, it makes everything really quick for me.