Gestures

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What is a Gesture
Executing a Gesture
Gestures Quick Summary
Gestures for Navigating a Resource

Gestures for Reading Assistance

Gestures for Managing Tabs and Adding to Favorities



What is a Gesture ?

A “Gesture” is a mouse movement which causes Logos to perform a specific action. It allows you to perform common tasks without having to use menus or keyboard shortcuts.

Executing a Gesture

To execute a gesture:

1) Click and hold down the right mouse button.
2) Move the mouse in the direction/shape of the gesture.
3) Release the right mouse button.
4) The associated action is performed and a tip window briefly displays (approx 3 secs) an iconic image of the gesture.

Note: If you are trying to execute multiple gestures in a row, e.g. multiple Go Back/Foward or Previous/Next Article, you may will need to wait for the Tip window to disappear before executing the another gesture.

Gestures Quick Summary

The specific actions that can be initiated by gestures are:

left = Go Back
right = Go Forward
up = Previous Article
down = Next Article
down, right = Close Tab
down, up = New Tab
“C” shape = Toggle Contents Pane on or off
“star” shape = Add to Favorites (to draw star shape try this: up right, down right, up left, right, down left)
up/right diagonal = Reading View
down/left diagonal = Escape Reading View
right angle bracket (down/right, down/left) = Start Read Aloud
square (down, right, up, left) = Stop Read Aloud

Gestures for Navigating a Resource

NB: For more information on other techniques in addition to gestures see Navigating a Resource

Toggle Contents Pane ON / OFF

The Toggle Contents gesture is the equivalent of clicking on the chevron on the left hand side of resource locator bar (>>) or using the keyboard short-cut: CTRL+SHIFT+C

Gesture:

Toggle Table of Contents On/Off

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag ‘C’ shape

Visual:

Go Back / Go Forward

The Go Back / Go Forward gestures are the equivalent of clicking on the back and forward arrows found on a resource toolbar. They allow you to navigate back or forwards through your browsing history within the resource.

Gesture:

Go Back

Go Fowards

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag to Left

Right Click Mouse and Drag to Right

Visual:

Previous Article / Next Article


The Go to Next/Previous gestures are the equivalent of clicking the up and down arrows on the right hand side of the locator bar, near the heading article. The allow you to navigate through the ‘Articles’ within a resource.

Gesture:

Go to Previous Article

Go to Next Article

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag Up

Right Click Mouse and Drag Down

Visual:

Gestures for Reading Assistance

There are two features to assist you in reading. The first, Reading View allows you to put the active resource in Full Screen Mode, what is known as Reading view. The second is Read Aloud uses a computer generated voice to read the resource to you.

Reading View / Escape Reading View

NB: Reading View can be entered and exited using the Keyboard Short-Cut: F11

Gesture:

Enter Reading View (Full Screen Mode)

Exit Reading View (Full Screen Mode)

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag Up/Right Diagonal

Right Click Mouse and Drag Down/Left Diagonal

Visual:

Start Read Aloud / Stop Read Aloud

NB: Read Aloud can also be started and stopped using the keyboard short-cut: CTRL-R

Gesture:

Start Read Aloud

Stop Read Aloud

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag Down/Right, Down Left (Right angle bracket)

Right Click Mouse and Drag a ‘Square’ shape.

Visual:

Gestures for Managing Tabs and Adding to Favorities

New Tab / Close Tab

The New Tab / Close Tab gestures are equivalent to click on the ‘+’ next to the resource title to open a new tab and clicking on the ‘x’ to close a tab.

Gesture:

Open A New Tab

Close Active Tab

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag down and then up

Right Click Mouse and Drag down and then to right.

Visual:

Add current location to Favorities

Gesture:

Add to Favorites

Mouse Movement:

Right Click Mouse and Drag ‘Star’ shape

Visual:



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