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Is it possible to create custom gestures for Macbook Pro Trackpad and Magic Mouse to custom actions? For example to close a window or launch some application.

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How customized do you want? My popular apps are all custom-swipe-launchable: Swipe to dock on right, the adjust vertically, then click :). – user588 Jan 3 '11 at 17:20
@mankoff: the ones I'd like to have the most are hide/close/quit gestures, since that's what's making me touch the keyboard – Jakub Arnold Jan 3 '11 at 17:23
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Not so sure about the Magic Mouse, but for the trackpad there are a number of options.

jitouch looks very customisable, but costs.

BetterTouchTool works with the Magic Mouse. It gives you a PrefPane that lets you assign loads of gestures with loads of actions, including opening Apps. I'm sure it has capability to close windows as well.

Hope this helps!

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+1 for BetterTouchTool. It allowed me to create some unusual gestures (rotate left and right, for example) that save time every day. – Matthew Frederick Jan 4 '11 at 0:17
+2 for BetterTouchTool – Josh Newman Jan 13 '11 at 15:25

Another useful tool is MagicPrefs, although it really shines with the trackpad.

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