Mouse Gesture & Speech Recognition Everywhere

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Tue Jan 17 13:56:23 GMT 2006

On Saturday 14 January 2006 20:39, Sébastien Laoût wrote:
> Hello,
> KHotKeys introduced a lot of good concepts to KDE.
> Some people will say "Go to KHotKeys and make your gesture/speech triggers
> a keyboard shortcut only when the application window is on".
> Erf.
> Does anybody think to that work-arround at first? No. It's not really
> userfriendly.
> And what about if the action we want to trigger have no keyboard shortcut?
> We should assign one before going to KHotKeys and associate the
> gesture/speech to trigger that shortcut.
> KDE 4 will have the possibility to make our life with the computer much
> easier.

 Actually that possibility has been there since ever, it's just that nobody 
has turned the possibility into a reality. You don't need any magic KDE4 for 
that. If you'll need any help with khotkeys feel free to ask.

> We just have to add the properties "Mouse Gesture" and "Speech Command" to
> KAction, make a small bindings to the KHotKeys code, and add those
> properties in the "Configure Keyboard Shortcuts" dialog (and rename the
> dialog to "Configure Shortcuts").
> Every application will then be able to propose simple gesture/speech to
> users.
> Imagine:
> - People will not fail anymore to add a mouse gesture to Konqueror
>   Back/Forward commands, and they will go back from Firefox just for that;
> - Say "Play" or "Pause" and your music player executes!
>   "I, Robot"? A futurist movie? Are you laughing? :-D
> - In KMail, press the right button and move your mouse up and the composer
>   window pops up to create a new message.
> And a lot more.
> Is it on the TODO list of KAction?

Lubos Lunak
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