The jEdit GesturesPlugin records mouse movements and executes code based on recognized patterns. To activate it, right click on a buffer and move the mouse. When you release, the gesture is complete and if the pattern you traced matches a defined gesture, an action will be fired. Any jEdit action can be assigned to any gesture. jEdit core actions, plugin actions, and macros can all be fired this way. An option pane is provided to list the currently defined gestures and create new gestures.
The Gestures plugin has five (5) pre-defined patterns. The patterns with the action taken are as follows:
- Close Current Buffer - DOWN then RIGHT
- Open New Buffer - UP
- Switch to next buffer - RIGHT
- Swith to previous buffer - LEFT
- Reload buffer - DOWN then UP