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Summary:

This week I’m covering the Abracadabra plugin for Quicksilver. It brings you the ability to create Triggers in Quicksilver, which can be activated by mouse gestures, rather than the stale, last century keystroke. Ok, so there’s nothing really wrong with Keystrokes, just sensationalizing… So go ahead […]

This week I’m covering the Abracadabra plugin for Quicksilver. It brings you the ability to create Triggers in Quicksilver, which can be activated by mouse gestures, rather than the stale, last century keystroke. Ok, so there’s nothing really wrong with Keystrokes, just sensationalizing…

Quicksilver

So go ahead and check out the screencast. It should hold all the answers you’re in need of. If now, please leave questions in the comments below.

Quicksilver with Abracadabra Triggers Screencast
It’s about 4 minutes long and 19mb in size.

And when you’re through with the screencast, you may be interested in checking out this cool (read: nerdy) hack…which I of course have tried. Basically it details how to take a Gyro mouse and pair it with Quicksilver and Abracadabra to create a magic wand. Nerderific!

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  1. I was wondering something about your desktop. How did you get you HD to look like that? also what is that robot looking icon on your top bar? Awesome vid, it helped me out a lot.

    Losh

  2. Nick Santilli Friday, February 2, 2007

    All I can say about the icon is that it’s from Big Robot Software – They’ve also got a nice little app called Meta you might want to check out. (I’ll be writing some about it in the future.)

    As for the wood HD icon, you can find out more about it from this post here on TAB.

  3. It maybe a very naive silly question though…
    In QuickSilver plugins window
    i do not see any abracadabra option for me to check (at the same place as shown in video)

    can someone tell me how to find it..
    and thank you very much for the screenshot..
    it is really magic!!!

  4. @Anil: Please check if “All Plugins” on the left is selected. Then “Abracadabra Triggers (b)” should appear on the right. Even simpler you can type “abra” in the search-field on the bottom.

  5. Again @Anil: You can download it directly from this location:
    http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/plugins/download.php?qsversion=14168&id=com.blacktree.Quicksilver.QSGestureTriggers

    Then drag it onto Quicksilver.app.

  6. It doesn’t appear in my list either, yet strangely it shows up when I search for it!

    bizarre

  7. @Rolf..the link helped…

  8. Ensure that ‘Enable advanced features’ is checked in the Quicksilver ‘Preferences’ panel.

  9. sammy.snickerpi Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    My Quicksilver is nice, but it is really, really buggy. More times than not, I hit the handy ctrl-space, and nothing happens because Quicksilver has quit. I know it is still in beta, but I was just wondering if it unexpectedly quits for everyone.

  10. Hi,

    is it possible to bind an action like closing a window (or command-w) to a gesture?

    Thanks
    Stefan

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