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Launch Programs With Mouse Gestures

Magic Formation is cool! For those who don't know, it is a utility that helps you to start other programs. Kinda like the start menu in Windows in terms of functionality, but different, very different!
Magic Formation creates a circular program dock that can be launched with mouse gestures
Unlike Windows start menu, Magic Formation's program dock can be started with mouse gestures. Just move you mouse in a circular direction! Move it either in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This takes some getting used to.
You can also launch the dock with you keyboard, if you are not comfortable using mouse gestures.
By default, a dock appears with one icon in the center and several icons around it in a circular fashion.

How to use?
Just click any of the icons to start the respective programs. Clicking on the center icon closes the dock. The settings window can be started either by right-clicking the center icon or through the system-tray icon.
Magic Formation is customizable. You can have your own icons, change the circular look to a linear one or manual one.

The memory footprint is also quite low at around 7 MB. Check it out!

[Download Magic Formation (Windows XP Only)]

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Monday, September 22, 2008