Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer

Mouse gestures allow you to use the mouse to control common Internet Explorer functionality (e.g. go back a page, switch between tabs, close the current tab). Simply hold down the mouse button (usually the right button, but this is fully configurable) and draw a simple shape to invoke the associated action.


  • Integrated with Internet Explorer
    Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer are implemented as a Browser Helper Object. This means that the plugin has full access to IE's object model, allowing most aspects of browsing to be controlled via a gesture.
  • Customisable gesture engine
    Users aren't restricted just to the built in gestures. The gesture editor allows you to write your own - either by using the gesture wizard to recognise a new gesture, or by manually inputting the gesture sequence.
  • Mouse Trails
    As you're drawing a gesture, Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer can draw a trail to show you the gesture you've drawn so far.
  • Scripting Support
    The Mouse Gestures plugin now exposes the internals of the gesture engine so you can write your own advanced scripts.
  • Support for Windows x64
    Windows x64 is fully supported - huge thanks to Eric Lawrence at Microsoft for making this happen.


Click here for Version 1 of Mouse Gestures of Internet Explorer.

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Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer is completely free, but if you want to contribute towards the running costs of this website, then please click on the button on the right and donate via PayPal