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.