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    @ganquan

    Capsad beat me to it ....

    Basically you just hold down the left mouse button and 'drag' (move) the mouse in some direction ...

    I find it really useful for opening thumbnails in a new tab ....

    Can I suggest you install nkGestures and see how it works ;-)

    Have to be honest if you were to incorporate this feature into your extension I would seriously consider changing as I think yours has a much more professional User Interface ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
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    Capsad beat me to it ....

    Basically you just hold down the left mouse button and 'drag' (move) the mouse in some direction ...

    I find it really useful for opening thumbnails in a new tab ....

    Can I suggest you install nkGestures and see how it works ;-)

    Have to be honest if you were to incorporate this feature into your extension I would seriously consider changing as I think yours has a much more professional User Interface ...
    Just be curious, why is this one so special? You can open a link in tabs by Ctrl + click or middle mouse key. Also, Mouse Stroke already has this feature implemented, there are 4 link type strokes:
    1. Open link in background tab
    2. Open link in foreground tab
    3. Open link in new window
    4. Bookmark this link

    Did I miss the point of this feature?
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    Tbh ...

    Doesn't matter now, gone back to using ChromePlus ...

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    Rocker strokes, mouse wheel stroke and drag strokes are added in v1.8. Also Linux support is better than previous versions.

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    @ganguan

    As some one who has used 'mouse gestures' of one kind or another on Chrome since they were first available through extensions I have to say this is the best and most comprehensive of them all (I've tried them all believe me)...

    In a previous post I mentioned that I was going back to ChromePlus simply because of it's superior 'mouse gestures'...

    You have excelled with your latest version of 'mouse strokes', enough for me to now dispense with CP ...

    I have one issue (not major), one suggestion and a couple of additional strokes...

    I use the mouse wheel to navigate between my next (up) and previous (down) tabs ...

    However when I get to the tab I want, the right click still seems to be engaged so when I come to scroll down the page using the mouse wheel (which would be normal) I end up going back to the previous tab ...

    The solution is easy enough, just got to remember to right click again before scrolling down the page ...

    However it is extremely frustrating if I forget !!

    The suggestion is quite simple (I think) the 'bookmark this page' gesture (I use drop right) is really good but when you bookmark from the omnibox you get a 'pop up' that allows you to also edit the name and destination folder ...

    Can this be incorporated into the gesture ?

    The additional strokes...

    Goto First Tab
    Goto Last Tab
    Delete Tabs to the Left
    Delete Tabs to the Right

    An option (somewhere) that when there is only one tab left open the mouse stroke that is being used to close a tab either closes the browser or opens the NewTab/Homepage ...

    I think this is a Firefox feature (although I've never used it )

    TBH I haven't gotten round to trying everything out just yet (just so many features) but thanks to you its 'bye bye' ChromePlus

    Just noticed that the New Tab actually opens your Homepage, which is what I guess most people want ...

    However, in the early days of Chrome the NewTab feature was one of the most talked about on forums ...

    Some people wanted their actual Homepage (which is what yours does), some actually liked the Chrome NewTab (not sure why !) and some just wanted a blank page (about:blank as your homepage) ...

    What would be a nice addition (I think) to your extension would be a box to select what you want as your NewTab when the gesture is used ...

    It would be really simple (I hope), just a drop down list with Homepage, NewTab (Chrome's) and Blank ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    However when I get to the tab I want, the right click still seems to be engaged so when I come to scroll down the page using the mouse wheel (which would be normal) I end up going back to the previous tab ...
    This is a bug, I myself is bugged by it too, could you submit a ticket in the issue tracker please? would be nice if you file each of the following bugs/feature requests too, so the status can be tracked.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    The suggestion is quite simple (I think) the 'bookmark this link' gesture (I use drop right) is really good but when you bookmark from the omnibox you get a 'pop up' that allows you to also edit the name and destination folder ...
    I want to do this long ago, but Chrome doesn't provide APIs for extensions to summon such bookmark popups, so there is no easy way to implement it, at least by now. But believe me it's coming sooner or later.

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    Goto First Tab
    Goto Last Tab
    Delete Tabs to the Left
    Delete Tabs to the Right
    I remember someone mentioned this in the issue tracker, is that you ? I'll probably add these in the next release.

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    An option (somewhere) that when there is only one tab left open the mouse stroke that is being used to close a tab either closes the browser or opens the NewTab/Homepage ...
    This is also requested by someone, will be in future releases.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    Just noticed that the New Tab actually opens your Homepage, which is what I guess most people want ...

    However, in the early days of Chrome the NewTab feature was one of the most talked about on forums ...

    Some people wanted their actual Homepage (which is what yours does), some actually liked the Chrome NewTab (not sure why !) and some just wanted a blank page (about:blank as your homepage) ...

    What would be a nice addition (I think) to your extension would be a box to select what you want as your NewTab when the gesture is used ...

    It would be really simple (I hope), just a drop down list with Homepage, NewTab (Chrome's) and Blank ...
    New Tab and blank page are OK, but extensions don't have access to the user's homepage settings, no APIs for this yet.


    Seriously, thank you Steve, for bring up so many good suggestions.

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    @ganquan ...

    In order ...

    Shame about the 'bug' will post an issue (at least there's a work around, as long as you don't forget -haha)

    No big deal on the bookmarks, will just have to wait for Chrome to get it's act together ...

    Yes it was me that posted on the issue tracker ...

    Look forward to the 'last tab' issue in a future release ...

    As for the last item, the NewTab page, let me clarify as to what I think is needed...

    When you open a new tab using your extension, it opens whatever is customised as the Homepage on the Basics Tab In Chrome (which is good)...

    So its either 'Use the New Tab page' or 'Open this page'...

    Most people use the 'Open this page' and have their Homepage URL...

    The problem has always been that if you click on the NewTab 'plus' you always get the Chrome NewTab page and not what you've customised as your Homepage ...

    So what I think is needed is to rename the New Tab to Homepage which will do as the current New Tab Gesture does ....

    Then a new New Tab gesture which you can customise to either the Chrome NewTab, a URL of your choice or 'about:blank'...

    Because I always have my Homepage open (or Alt+Home if I've closed it by accident), if I want to open a New Tab I would much rather have just a blank page than another copy of my Homepage ...

    I hope this makes some sort of sense ....
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    @gangquan ...

    Just remembered this one (I will post it on the issue tracker) ...

    A few months ago the first extension for mouse gestures (on this forum) was called Chrome Gestures for which I had quite a bit of input ...

    One of my suggestions (which was subsequently implemented) was for what I called a 'Privacy' gesture ...

    Basically when you're browsing you don't always want people to see which web sites you are visiting, normally the solution is to navigate away from the page, but this can be slow (and embarrassing)...

    My solution was to 'double click' (anywhere on the page) and replace the current page with a blank page, 'double clicking' again would restore the original content ...

    Note: I think this worked without having to use the right mouse button, so long ago can't remember now ...

    It worked pretty well
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    This is definitely the best mouse gesture extension for Chrome. Thanks ganquan.

    I was just checking back in this thread because I seem to be experiencing that bug as well or at least, something similar to it.

    One of my most often used gestures is 'Down-Up" to reload a page. Sometimes though, it switches to my previous tab instead. I believe this might be the same bug.

    Thanks again for your work

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    Can I say, with the latest release (1.9) you have a truly great extension ...

    I'm impressed that you have taken on board so many of my suggestions and I fully understand the reasoning behind you not wanting to pursue the 'double click' Privacy gesture ...

    However thanks to a post from 'vigacmoe' on your support page I have now got a solution ....

    He provided me with the code to create my own gesture which worked fine ...

    But the principle behind the 'Privacy' gesture was somewhat defeated by the fact you have to use the Ctrl key aswell as the mouse stroke ....

    However what I found was that user created gestures actually appear in the list of 'Built In Strokes' ...

    So what I did was to use the Mouse Rocker Stroke (Left Click) and assign my Privacy gesture to it...

    Now all I need to do if someone is trying to look over my shoulder and see what I'm doing I simply use my Mouse Rocker Stroke to hide the page and when they've gone just repeat the operation and my page reappears ...

    There's no need to scramble to hide the page and hence no embarrassment !!

    Simple but extremely effective

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