4gang

20/07/2010

Speed up Image Search with Mouse Gestures

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The first steps were in most cases like that :

click the link of an image gallery
– wait, until the window with the image gallery of the linked address has opened and has loaded all the contents
click on a thumbnail
– wait, until the window with the image has opened and finished loading – view the image, save it if you like it
click back
-wait until the window has opened and loaded
click back
-wait until the window has opened and loaded

You can speed up things, if you open multiple links first – and view images after that –
– but still, there is lots of tedious, unnecessary clicking.

Luckily there is a method, to make all this much faster and more easy – with Mouse Gestures

This is, how it works:

All you have to do, is download Redox Mouse Gestures as add-on to Firefox or SeaMonkey – and, to reconfigure exactly 2 gestures:

1) Moving the mouse cursor down: Open Link in New Window

2) Moving the mouse cursor to the right: Open Link in New Tab

Update:
3) Moving the mouse cursor to the left: Open Link in New Window – same procedure as with 1)
(most useful for horizontal oriented links)

Trouble under Linux – see this post from 4711

Now you can handle a link-list of image galleries or a thumbnail link assembly like that:

All you have to do is – moving the mouse cursor (with the right mouse button pressed) – top down – across all the links you want to open !

All the crossed links (the image galleries) will open automatically into new windows – without further action needed !
(the browser window should be maximized – and the task-bar should be set to stay in front – like in the example)

Then – you can close the window – if you can decide from the thumbnail view – or you

move the mouse cursor (with the right mouse button pressed) from left to right across the thumbnails – for closer inspection:

All the crossed thumbs will open as full size pictures into new tabs:

Tab 1 for example:

or Tab 5:

Once you have finished viewing or saving images – just close the window together with all the open tabs –
and step to the next window containing the next gallery.

More ease of use, speed or comfort – is nearly impossible !

Unfortunately the official home page doesn’t exist any more – but here
you can download the Redox Mouse Gestures as add-on for Firefox and SeaMonkey

http://www.mousegestures.org/download/nightly/mozgest_20120202.xpi

Trouble under Linux – see this post from 4711

At the home page, click “Install Mouse Gestures” and then “Click to install Mouse Gestures”

As soon as the add-on for the mouse gestures has been installed successfully – 2 reconfigurations have to be done:

Open the Add-On-Manager

click onto Options – then this window will show up:

click onto General

then click onto Edit Gestures

scroll down until you get to Links and Bookmarks :

mark Open Links in Tabs

then click onto Edit – and this window will open:

type “R” into Gesture code (move mouse to the Right)

and click onto OK

affirm OK – and this window will appear:

Finally you have to proceed as well with Open Links in Windows – here type D (move mouse Down)

Now – this window should appear:

Affirm all changes with OK – ready to go !

You can use my test pages
(which I mainly produced to avoid any copyright violations)

https://4gang.wordpress.com/test-page-1/

https://4gang.wordpress.com/test-page-2/

and, of course, all the links on all the other sites !

Enjoy it !

P.S.

Sure – there are a lot more applications for mouse gestures – but, for the described viewing of galleries and images
just these 2 gestures are all you need !

P.P.S.

It may happen, that for some reason tabs won’t open – even not with the conventional mouse click method.

Then the workaround is such:
Close this window – and open it immediately using Recently Closed Windows

After that – the tabs will open quite normally !

P.P.P.S

Taskbar Shuffle is not only good for rearranging tasks in the taskbar –
it also prevents this most annoying collapsing of task symbols into a single “Multi-Task-Symbol”.
This absurd collapsing of task symbols does always happen, whenever Windows thinks there were too
many symbols in the task-bar.

20/02/2010

Recently Closed Windows

Filed under: PC+Net — 4gang @ 23:20
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Recently Closed Windows

Relativ unspektakulär und vielfach unbemerkt, wurde ab Firefox 3.5 und Seamonkey 2.0 die Funktion implementiert, geschlossene Fenster (und Tabs) wieder zu öffnen. Was so formuliert auf den ersten Blick eigentlich recht sinnlos klingt, entpuppt sich als eine der wesentlichen Neuerungen für ein streßfreies Surfen:

Nämlich die Möglichkeit, unabsichtlich und versehentlich zugeklickte Fenster wieder zu öffnen !

Wer hat nicht schon geflucht, weil er das falsche Fenster in der Fülle der offenen Fenster erwischt hat, oder im Zuklicken noch etwas Interessantes erspäht hat – aber da war’s dann auch schon zu spät zum Reagieren ?
Wer kennt nicht das unangenehme Gefühl, beim Versuch, wieder auf die selbe Seite zu kommen, doch nicht mehr die richtige finden zu können ?

Solches Ärgernis gehört damit endgültig der Vergangenheit an !

Unter History (Firefox) bzw. File (Seamonkey) lassen sich die zuletzt geschlossenen Fenster anzeigen und wiederherstellen.
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Alles perfekt ? Nicht ganz !

Nach der Wiederherstellung des Fensters wird man in der Regel feststellen, daß es nicht mehr an der gewohnten Stelle in der Taskleiste auftaucht, sondern ganz rechts. Und das kann ganz schön irritierend sein, für den Bedienablauf.

Perfekt wäre es, wenn man die ursprüngliche Anordnung der Fenster in der Taskleiste ebenfalls wiederherstellen könnte.

Wie das geht, sieht man hier: Tasks in der Taskleiste verschieben

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P.S.

Als Nebeneffekt läßt sich damit auch ein Browser-Bug einfach erledigen:

Ab und zu  wollen sich die Links partout nicht in neuen Tabs öffnen lassen. Dann einfach das Fenster schließen – und mit “Recently Closed Windows” wieder öffnen. Anschließend funktioniert das Öffnen der Links in Tabs wieder ganz normal.

 

16/01/2010

Schöner Surfen

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Themen-Hinweis

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Link ==> Schöner Surfen

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