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StrokesPlus v2.8.6.4

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

StrokesPlus is a a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to automate repetitive tasks by simply drawing a symbol with your mouse or performing mouse and/or keyboard modifiers to launch predefined action(s). Includes a powerful but lightweight embeddable scripting language (Lua), endless gesture and modifier combinations, granular control over program settings, and actions and the possibility to create global hotkeys for actions without using the mouse.

Non-Admin users: The application will not be able to control other programs running with admin privileges (e.g. maintenance, antivirus, etc.)

Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights are necessary for full functionality.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Open Source (multiple, primarily MIT)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StrokesPlus.exe.
What's new?
  • Added code to update all actions when renaming a gesture, so it applies the new gesture name to all existing gestures using the previous name.
  • Reduced gesture scale width/height, certain gestures were showing outside of the view container.
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StrokesPlus on 2013-01-08 08:29

I'd like to note that for Windows Vista+, if you extract the signed version of S+ to a folder under Program Files and manually install the StrokesPlus.cer certificate into Trusted Root Certification Authorities, S+ can be run without administrative privileges and still interact with programs which are running with administrative privileges as well as interact with Windows 8 screens (Start screen, task switcher, etc.).

Yes, I also understand that at that point (installing a certificate), you're no longer really using S+ in a truly portable fashion; but wanted to mention it anyway =)

AndTheWolf on 2014-01-22 18:30

There is a typo in the link, which is pointing to a non-existent strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zippip, rather than to

Checker on 2014-01-22 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for the info ... and sorry for the typo.

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StrokeIt v0.9.7

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

StrokeIt is a mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. By "drawing" symbols on the screen while holding the right mouse button, you can perform various actions such as controlling the web browser, minimizing all windows on the desktop etc. StrokeIt currently recognizes more than 80 unique mouse gestures and can be easily trained to recognize many more.

Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstall.exe and shortcut on Desktop
  3. Create an empty file called strokeit.ini within the same folder
  4. Launch strokeit.exe
What's new? StrokeIt .9.7 Released - 4 January, 2010

- New Pro version with Lua scripting and support for 4/5 button mice.
- Fixed all known crashes on Win95 through Win7.
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2010-10-28 16:29

Combine this with PopSel and you got a pretty decent file launcher!

ChemZ on 2011-05-18 10:30

Wrong version number... it's V0.97, not 9.7. Fixed, but everything else is the same.

bajaatan on 2011-06-25 11:33

7-zip can extract from installer.
Move all from $_OUTDIR to program folder
Delete $_OUTDIR, $COMMONFILES and $0
Create empty file strokeit.ini.

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gMote v1.41

I am Baas on 5 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by acgrego

gMote provides fast access to frequently-used actions via mouse gestures. By default, drawing a gesture is done by holding the right button down and dragging the mouse pointer across the screen. You may record a "W" shape to launch your favourite browser, a circle to enter your name, an "S" to invoke the Start Menu, a "P" to print etc.

Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstall.exe
  3. Launch gmote.exe
  4. To disable auto-update, click on the tray icon, select "Options" and uncheck "Check updates automatically"
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[BOT]Fluffy on 2009-07-05 16:20

ComputerWorldKraft: StrokeIt is free for personal and non-profit use. The 10 day trial only applies to business usage, which is a common clause for freeware applications. Take the time to actually read the information provided by the author in the future.

Marcus on 2009-07-09 10:18

Beware! gMote is SENDING INFORMATION over the internet!!!! SPYWARE?!?!

blablabla on 2009-08-24 08:51

Gmote is not sendig, gmote is looking for updates, looks normal, you can stop this in the options menu.
Dont be scared of your firewall ;-)
Great program, uses a lot of memory, but once started you dont notice any slowness.
Thx Craig

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