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GestureKey Support January 16, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between GestureKey and GestureWorks?

GestureKey uses the incredibly efficient gesture processing of GestureWorks to enable or extend gesture support in Windows applications -- GestureWorks is the “engine” behind GestureKey. GestureWorks is the advanced multitouch authoring solution by Ideum that can be used to develop fully touch-enabled applications using C++,  C# / .NET, Java, ActionScript, Python and JavaScript (HTML5) (with more language support coming soon).

What do Allow Native and Serialize do?

Allow Native: This setting specifies whether native mouse events should be allowed in the target (connected) application; check this box if you wish the mouse to function as normal within your connected application.
Serialize: This setting tells GestureKey to dispatch touch events individually instead of in batches. This can increase compatibility in some programs that have difficulty handling the batched events, however, it may also cause some latency in response within the target application.

Does Gesturekey work with multiple user accounts?

Yes; the Gesture Maps within GestureKey are saved on a per-user basis. Users can share Gesture Maps using the export/import feature (File menu > Export and File menu > Import)

What is the distinction between a Gesture Map and Mapped Gestures?

A Gesture Map is a collection of Mapped Gestures. Mapped Gestures assign a gesture to key or mouse commands, thus enabling the gesture to issue a command within a connected application.