Friday, September 13, 2019

xGestures 1.80 is up

xGestures 1.80 is now out of beta and available for download here:

I wouldn't be surprised if there were still more bugs to fix, particularly in Catalina. But for the time being I think it's good to go. I'll try to keep fixing any more bugs I find!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New 64-bit beta build of xGestures

For the few of you still following this blog, I've been working on a new update to xGestures. It's 64-bit and intended to be Catalina compatible. I've also fixed a number of long-time bugs that have been festering for a while, like the "Uninstall" button not working, an application's list of gestures getting annoyingly mixed up and out of order, and there not being separate actions for zooming a window and making it full screen. I've fixed a number of crashes too, though I suspect there's still plenty more lurking around in there somewhere.

This build is most of the way done, but I haven't tested it extensively in Catalina yet. Please shoot me an email if you try it out and encounter a bug!

Here's a link (version 1.80b3):

Friday, May 31, 2019

64-bit xGestures and macOS 10.15

I've received a few emails wondering about the future of xGestures and macOS 10.15, which will no longer support 32-bit apps at all. The good news is that I am working on a 64-bit version of xGestures! The trouble is that, since I originally wrote xGestures in 2004, a lot of it used old 32-bit Carbon APIs that are no longer supported, so a bunch of the app has to be re-written.

I do have an in-progress 64-bit version for those you want to try it out. Here's a link:

The one feature that's missing is visual feedback when gesturing. I'm going to try and reimplement it before 10.15 comes out.

I've found that it seems to work better in 10.14 than version 1.78.

If however xGestures is currently working fine for you, then there's no reason to update.