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Software News   Software News : Meridian (2.10) released
   posted by _Steve_ on 10-Jan-2005 12:32:11 (2698 reads)
Meridian is a small 680x0 commodity which is able to create mouse gestures which translate into keypresses (hotkeys). This creates the possibility of being able to do gestures similar to those found for FireFox/Mozilla instead of using keypresses or the toolbar.

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 13:16:47
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os4 version ?

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 13:57:43
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Is it something like a macro? And is it dependent of Mozilla?

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 14:48:30
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commodity noun [countable]

1 a product that can be sold to make a profit: agricultural

2 formal a useful quality: Time is a precious commodity.

It hardly contains Mozilla code, either.

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 16:46:20
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from the docs:

You all know PDAs where you use a pen to draw invisible lines on the display. The PDA is converting these combinations into characters or functions.

Meridian is doing exactly this! Meridian is a small commodity to create virtual hotkeys by using the mouse. You draw a symbol and Meridian is starting the requested action. Since the starting point and the direction is also important, there are countless combinations you can use.

I promise! You'll love it. Flipping screens and windows, closing windows, quitting requesters, starting programs and actions just by moving the mouse. No visible GUI, dock or something like that. Just the mouse pointer on screen. I am using Meridian now for around 24 hours and I can't live without it anymore.

hmm, sounds really interesting.

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Must try

Seems very useful

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 17:26:43
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Hi Guido!
I'll give it a 'look see'!


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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 17:42:34
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Hey, nice!

I use a Mentor CAD package at work and they use this type of thing, they call it "strokes". It is immensely frustrating when you flip back to another app and wave the mouse all over the screen to get it to zoom in / close a window / delete / etc and it doesn't work!

Must check this out.

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
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It is completely independant of anything to do with Mozilla/Firefox. I meerly used that program as an illustration of what is possible with Meridian since many people use the "Mouse Gestures" plugin with Firefox to perform things such as refreshing the page, traversing back and forward etc.

It is a little like a macro in that it records your mouse movements, and is then able to assign that to one, or a combination of keypresses.

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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 19:44:20
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What exactly does it do ?

Does it record your mouse movements, and plays it back at hotkey request.
Or does it map your keys to the mouse, or vice versa or....



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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 10-Jan-2005 20:07:36
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Hey this is ace!

For those that don't wanna read 'tfm'

The standard setup it set like this. Holding down the middle mouse button (This qualifier can be changed to Alt, Ctrl, Left Amiga etc...) & moving your mouse in a particular direction (Or directions) carries out any given function. Eg.

-Holding the middle mouse button & dragging diagonal down & right opens the CD tray (I have been playing with this for minutes now)... Open, close, open, close, open.... Close.

-Moving Up & Right, opens a shell.

-Moving left & right cycles through all of the windows on a your active screen.

-Up & down cycles through open screens.

Very neat. It could help in cutting down on unnecessary icons in AmiDock, or leftout icons.

I have just setup a right then down movement launches NotePad. Not the best example but those cli commands you use all the time can be attached to a mouse movement. Especially the long ones

Also, the amount you move your mouse is up to you. You can move about 6 pixels & release your qualifer or you can use the whole screen for your movement. Lots of options are in the GUI to make it work how you want too.

I'd like to see it OS4 native, but it's very nice. Nice one!


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Re: Meridian (2.10) released
Posted on 11-Jan-2005 1:02:02
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Oh wow!

This gets better & better. Right now I have my diagonals setup like this:

- Down/Right > WindowZip
- Down/Left > Eject & Inject CD0:
- Up/Left > WindowClose
- Up Right > CLI

And blah blah... This is well fun. What next? Do a "P" movement & order a Pizza? And why not?


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