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       wayv.conf - configuration file for wayV


   Different Gesture Matching Techniques
       wayV  has two different techniques for matching gestures, overtime this
       will expand.

       The key to set is Think, of which there are two possible options:

               1. Pda
                       It works well and can recognize over 40 different
                       gestures. It doesn’t take into consideration the
                       direction the gesture is drawn in. Note this will
                       always find a matching gesture - even if its very
                       baldy wrong.

               2. Pda & Vector
                       Like Pda above except it takes direction into
                       consideration. It works at the moment but further
                       work is required.

                       The direction is recorded in the Gesture sub-key
                       vector, which is comma delimited and set-able to
                       N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW

   Configuring Gestures & Actions
       The main, and required, configuration file is called "wayv.conf".  When
       you  read  the  words  "configuration  file"  from  here on presume its

       In wayv.conf you’ll primarily be interested in the Action sub-sections.

       Every  gesture  has  an  action  associated  with it - to find out what
       action is associated with what gesture have a look at a Gesture section
       -  they start with the text "Gesture {" and end with the text "}", e.g.

       Gesture {
                 name = "A";
                 description = "A";
                 shape =
                  0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0
                 , 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0
                 , 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0
                 , 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
                 , 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
                 , 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
                 , 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1
                 , 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
                 vector = NE, SE;
                 action = "Action A";

       Every Gesture section has a sub-key called "action =", the text between
       the  quotes (after the equal) is the Action section associated with the

       The vector sub-key is a new addition in 0.2.

       Every action section starts with "Action {" and ends with "}", e.g.

       Action {
                 name = "Action A";
                 process = exec "netscape";
                 match = "";

       The action sub-key "name =" is how a gesture is matched with an action.
       When  Gesture.action  =  the action sub-key "process =" is
       used to carry out commands.

       The action sub-key "process =" can compose of three different commands:

            1. exec "COMMAND TO EXECUTE GOES HERE"
                       Starts a program

            2. warp
                       Jumps the mouse back to the initial start position of
                       a gesture

            3. delay "INTEGER OF SECONDS TO WAIT"
                       Wait so many seconds (useful when combined with sendkey)

               4. kill
                       Kill the last command executed by wayV, this is handy
                       for canceling mismatched actions

               5. sendkey "SPACE DELIMITED ALIAS(ES) FROM KEYMAP FILE"
                       Send a keypress to the active application or window
                       manager. Its the same as a key been pressed on the

                       An example of a composite keypress is:
                               sendkey "Control_L+c c"
                       (see HOWTO-wayv-keymap for more information)

       and  there  can  be  multiple  commands each separated by a comma, e.g.
       process = warp, exec "xcalc", sendkey "o n e";

   Activating Gesture Capture & Processing (was Mouse Activation)
       When using wayV you  need  to  press  specific  key  and  mouse  button
       combinations  to  activate  gesture capture. Once a gesture is captured
       its checked to see if there are any associated actions.

       The key in the configuration file to setup  what  actives  the  gesture
       capture  is  the  "Launch  =" key. It can have multiple parameters each
       seperated by a ",". The parameters are:

            Mx (where x is any number greater than 0) = Which mouse
                                 button must be held down when
                           drawing a gesture
            SHIFT = Shift Key
            LOCK = Caps Lock On/Off
            CONTROL = Control Key
            MOD1, MOD2, MOD3, MOD4, MOD5 = Other keys which can
                                           be assigned with the
                                           unix command ’xmodmap’.

       An example of the setup wayV requires to  begin  gesture  capture  when
       mouse button 1 is held down is:

            Launch = "M1";

       Another  example  to begin gesture capture when the Shift key and mouse
       button 2 is held down is:

            Launch = "M2,SHIFT";

       A final example for when the Shift  key,  the  Control  Key  and  mouse
       button 3 is held down is:

            Launch = "M3,SHIFT,CONTROL";

       Note:  There  CAN  only be one mouse button used as part of activation,
       i.e. you cannot hold down multiple  mouse  buttons  but  multiple  keys
       pressed at once can be setup and used.

   Controlling The Display
       The  display  has  been considerably improved and rewritten for version

       The structure that has to contain the keys for the  display  is  called
       Pretty.  We’ll go through each key in it in turn, note that some of the
       keys do interact with each other and change the overall result:

               1. display
                       This is the main key - controls what type of
                       gesture input window, if any, appears. When a
                       gesture input window appears the path followed
                       by the pointer through it should be shown.

                       Can be set to:
                               - yes
                                       full screen input window that
                                       pops up on gesture activation
                               - no
                                       no input window but the gestures
                                       are still capture on gesture
                               - X, Y, WIDTH, HEIGHT
                                       always on screen input window

                                       X = Upper left hand corner
                                           the input window starts
                                       Y = Upper left hand corner
                                           the input window starts
                                       WIDTH = width of the input window
                                       HEIGHT = height of the input window

               2. managed
                       Turns on or off whether the window manager attempts
                       to control the input window. This is only relevant
                       for input windows that has the X, Y, WIDTH, HEIGHT

                               - yes
                                       input window is exactly like all the
                                       other applications on your desktop
                               - no
                                       the input window cannot be moved or
                                       managed. This is handy for PDAs (personal
                                       digital assistants)

               3. color
                       Not yet usable

               4. size
                       If an input window is used this controls the width
                       of the lines drawn by the gesture path.

               5. feedback
                       A very handy feature which I think is quite handy. If
                       its on a text box appears in the middle of the screen
                       after a gesture is inputted.

                       The text box tells the user what Action is matched with
                       the inputed gesture.

                               - yes
                                       Especially handy if used in combination
                                       with a gesture for the kill command (see
                                       above in "Configuration Gestures & Actions")

                               - no
                                       no user feedback box

               6. wait
                       Length of time the user feedback, if its on, appears
                       on the screen.


       Right that should be enough to get people started. Have a look  at  the
       wayV  website for more information and at the mailing lists for further


       wayV was written by Mike Bennett (smoog at stressbunny  dot  com)  with
       contributions from various others.


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