Edgy Help

Contents

Edgy icon
Edgy menu
Edgy main window
Edgy page
Actions page
Buttons page
Custom actions page
Settings page
About page
Actions
Custom actions
 


Edgy icon

The Edgy main icon appears at the lower right portion of your screen, to the left of the clock.

You can click this icon to access the Edgy main window.

Click the right mouse button on this icon to access the Edgy menu.
 


Edgy menu

The Edgy menu from the Edgy icon has the following commands:

Open open the Edgy main window where you can change settings and customize Edgy's behavior.

Disable this command temporarily turns off Edgy actions. Once you have disabled Edgy, the menu shows Enable instead of Disable. Select Enable to re-enable Edgy actions.

Exit turns off and quits Edgy.
 


Edgy main window

The Edgy main window is where you set your preferences for how Edgy works. There are several pages, each of which is described below. Select the pages by clicking the tabs along the tops of the pages.

At the bottom of the window are the following buttons.

Preview Click this button to view a full-screen diagram showing what actions are currently assigned to what locations.

Register Click this button to enter your registration information after purchasing Edgy.

Close Click the Close button to close the Edgy main window. The Edgy icon will remain in place and Edgy will continue to operate normally.

Exit Click the Exit button to turn off and quit Edgy.
 


Actions page

The Actions page is where you specify what actions you want to assign to the corners and sides of the screen.

At the top left of the Actions page is a picture of a screen with marker positions for the corners and sides. To assign an action to a corner or a side, click the marker for that corner or side. Then, on the list of actions to the right of the screen picture, pick the desired action.

Each side or corner can have up to three different commands depending on the state of the Shift and Control keys on your keyboard.

At the bottom of the page you will see a brief description of the action currently assigned to the selected screen edge.

You can quickly turn off the action for any screen edge by double-clicking the marker.
 


Buttons page

The Buttons page is where you define buttons that are associated with commands.

At the top left of the Actions page is a picture of a screen. Use your mouse to draw buttons on this screen. After you have drawn a button, you can drag it to a new position. The button itself can be resized by dragging its sides or corners while the Buttons page is displayed.

Buttons can be selected by clicking their pictures. Once a button is selected, you can select its commands.

Each button can have up to three different commands depending on the state of the Shift and Control keys on your keyboard.

Click the right mouse button to see a menu of options. If you have defined more than one button, this menu can be used for various button arrangement options.
 


Custom actions page

The Custom actions page has a list of all currently defined custom actions, plus buttons to add, edit, and delete custom actions.

Below the list of custom actions, you will see a brief description of the currently selected custom action.

Add To define a new custom action, click the Add button. See the Custom actions topic for details on defining custom actions.

Edit To edit an existing custom action, select it in the list, and then click the Edit button.

Copy To create a new custom action based on an existing custom action, select the existing action in the list, and then click the Copy button to create a copy. Then, click the Edit button to make your desired changes to the new copy.

Delete To permanently remove an existing custom action, select it in the list, and then click the Delete button.
 


Settings page

The Settings page allows you to customize Edgy's behavior.

Screen edge dimensions

Corner size Use this input to specify the number of pixels (dots) away from the corner of the screen that the mouse needs to be in order to execute the action associated with the corner.

Side width Use this input to specify the number of pixels (dots) away from the side of the screen (left, right, top, or bottom) that the mouse needs to be in order to execute the action associated with the side.

Side length Use this input to specify how close to the center of the sides of the screen the mouse needs to be in order to execute the action associated with the side. This value is expressed as a percentage of the entire length of the side. The larger the percentage, the larger the target area. The smaller the percentage, the closer to center that the mouse needs to be.

Peek settings

Desktop transparency Specify how transparent to make windows. This value is used for peeking through all windows at once. You must enter a number between 1 and 99%. A higher number is more transparent. 99% is barely visible.

Window transparency Specify how transparent to make a window. This value is used for peeking through one window. You must enter a number between 1 and 99%. A higher number is more transparent. 99% is barely visible.

Use gradual fade When this check box is checked, the window that you are peeking through becomes translucent, and changes back to opaque, with a smooth, progressive change. When this check box is not checked, the window changes immediately.

Window grow, shrink, and move settings

Window grow This input determines how much the window grow actions will move a window on each step.

Window shrink This input determines how much the window shrink actions will move a window on each step.

Window move This input determines how far the window move actions will move a window on each step.

Repeat rate This input determines how quickly the window grow, shrink, and move actions will repeat. The step sizes above repeat as long as you hold your mouse in the selected position. When you move your mouse away, the window stops growing, shrinking, or moving. Set this input to zero if you don't want these actions to repeat. If the repeat rate is set to zero, the actions will be performed once each time the mouse is moved to the selected position.

Wallpaper folders This list indicates the folders to use for changing desktop backgrounds. This list is used for wallpaper changing actions and for the wallpaper timer. Use the Add and Remove buttons to modify the list of folders.

Wallpaper timer This option makes the desktop background change at a given frequency based on the hours, minutes, and seconds you enter. Set the all three inputs to zero to disable changing the wallpaper on a timer.

Order The wallpaper timer can change wallpaper in a sequential, repeating order or at random. Select Sequential to switch to one wallpaper image after the other in order. Select Random to select an unpredictable wallpaper each time the wallpaper changes.

Window transparency Select any window from the list. Below the list, drag the horizontal slider to adjust the transparency for the selected window.
 


About page

The About page contains the Edgy version number and copyright and registration information. There is also a link you can click to go to the Edgy website.

The About page also contains buttons for viewing detailed help.

Web help Press this button to view the online help file at edgyware.com. This is the most current help content and therefore preferable to viewing local help, but you must have an active Internet connection to view it.

Local help Press this button to view the help file that is installed on your computer.
 


Actions

The following actions are available. See the action description page for more details about actions and the action list page for detailed descriptions of these actions.
 

Screen saver actions
Screen saver on Turn on the screen saver while the mouse is in the selected position
Screen saver disable momentary Disable the screen saver while the mouse is in the selected position
Screen saver disable persistent Disable the screen saver until it is re-enabled
Screen saver enable Re-enable the screen saver
Power actions
Monitor off Turn off the monitor while the mouse is in the selected position
Monitor low power Monitor low power while the mouse is in the selected position
Hibernate Hibernate while the mouse is in the selected position
Suspend Suspend while the mouse is in the selected position
Lock computer Lock the computer
Log off Close programs and log off the current user
Shutdown Close programs and shut down the computer
Restart Close programs and restart the computer
Show desktop actions
Show desktop momentary Show the desktop while the mouse is in the selected position
Show desktop toggle Alternately show and hide the desktop
Peek actions
Peek desktop momentary Peek at the desktop while the mouse is in the selected position
Peek desktop persistent Peek at the desktop until it is re-enabled
Peek desktop undo Re-enable the desktop after peek desktop
Peek window momentary Peek through a window while the mouse is in the selected position
Peek window persistent Peek through a window until it is re-enabled
Peek window undo Re-enable a window after peeking through it
Minimize / maximize actions
Minimize momentary Minimize the active window
Minimize persistent Minimize the active window until it is restored
Maximize momentary Maximize the active window while the mouse is in the selected position
(nothing will happen if the active window is already maximize
Maximize persistent Maximize the active window until it is restored
(nothing will happen if the active window is already maximized)
Restore Restore the active window
(nothing will happen if the active window is not maximized)
Minimize all momentary Minimize all windows while the mouse is in the selected position
Minimize all persistent Minimize all windows until they are restored
Maximize all momentary Maximize all windows while the mouse is in the selected position
Maximize all persistent Maximize all windows until they are restored
Restore all Restore all maximized windows
Window arrangement actions
Cascade Cascade all active windows
Tile horizontal Tile all windows in a horizontal layout
Tile vertical Tile all windows in a vertical layout
Tile left Tile the active window on the left half of the screen
Tile right Tile the active window on the right half of the screen
Tile top Tile the active window on the top half of the screen
Tile bottom Tile the active window on the bottom half of the screen
Window grow and shrink actions
Enlarge window Make the active window almost large enough to fill the screen
Grow window left Make the active window smaller on its left side
Grow window right Make the active window smaller on its right side
Grow window top Make the active window smaller on its top side
Grow window bottom Make the active window smaller on its bottom side
Grow window width Make the active window smaller on its left and right sides
Grow window height Make the active window smaller on its top and bottom sides
Grow window all Make the active window smaller on all sides
Shrink window left Make the active window smaller on its left side
Shrink window right Make the active window smaller on its right side
Shrink window top Make the active window smaller on its top side
Shrink window bottom Make the active window smaller on its bottom side
Shrink window width Make the active window smaller on its left and right sides
Shrink window height Make the active window smaller on its top and bottom sides
Shrink window all Make the active window smaller on all sides
Move window actions
Move window left Move the active window to the left
Move window right Move the active window to the right
Move window up Move the active window up
Move window down Move the active window down
Move window up and left Move the active window up and to the left
Move window up and right Move the active window up and to the right
Move window down and left Move the active window down and to the left
Move window down and right Move the active window down and to the right
Web browser actions
Next page Go to the next later Web page in browse history
Previous page Go to the previous Web page in browse history
Next tab Switch to the next tab if more than one tab is open
Previous tab Switch to the previous tab if more than one tab is open
Close tab Close the current tab
Refresh Reload the current web page
Scroll up Scroll one line up (towards end of page)
Scroll down Scroll one line down (towards beginning of page)
Scroll page up Scroll one screen up (towards end of page)
Scroll page down Scroll one screen down (towards beginning of page)
Full screen momentary Show full-screen while the mouse is in the selected position
Full screen toggle Toggle full screen mode on and off
Full screen momentary (Chrome) Full-screen while the mouse is in the selected position (Google Chrome)
Full screen toggle (Chrome) Toggle full screen mode on and off (Google Chrome)
Zoom in Make text larger
Zoom out Make text smaller
Home Go to the home page
Add to favorites Add the current page to favorites
Clipboard actions
Cut Cut the selected text or item to the clipboard
Copy Copy the selected text or item to the clipboard
Paste Paste the selected text or item from the clipboard
Copy screen to clipboard Place an image of the screen on the clipboard
Copy window to clipboard Place an image of the current window on the clipboard
Wallpaper actions
Cycle wallpaper Change the desktop background in sequential order
Random wallpaper Change the desktop background in random order
Toggle wallpaper Turn the desktop background alternately on and off
Close window Close the current window
Misc. actions
Save document Save the current document
Sound volume Adjust the sound volume
Edgy settings Open the Edgy settings window
No action Don't do anything when the mouse reaches this position

 


Custom actions

Custom actions can be used to configure Edgy actions that are not pre-defined. Custom actions appear at the bottom of the list of actions on the Actions page and the Buttons page. Use the Custom actions page to add, edit, and delete custom actions.

The Edit custom action dialog box is used to add new custom actions or to edit existing ones. The dialog box contains four fields:

Name Enter a brief name for the custom action. For example, Command prompt.

Description Enter a phrase explaining what this custom action does. For example, Open a command prompt.

Beginning action Enter the command to be executed when the mouse reaches the selected screen edge.

Ending action Enter the command to be executed when the mouse leaves the selected screen edge.

You can enter either a beginning action, an ending action, or both. If you enter both, they can be the same or different.

Commands can be program names such as "notepad". If a program is not found automatically, try using a complete path like "C:\Garmin\MapSource"

Commands can also be documents. For example, "C:\robert\documents\todo.txt" will open todo.txt with the default program associated with txt files (such as notepad).

You can enter program names with parameters (arguments) for an action. Separate them with spaces. For example, "notepad C:\Users\Robert\Documents\todo.txt".

Edgy comes with the following pre-defined custom actions. You may edit or delete these custom actions, or just add your own.

Action name Action description
Batch file Example of how to perform a custom action using a batch file
Command prompt Starts a command prompt
Control panel Opens the control panel
Documents Opens your documents folder
Edgy Website Example of how to open a Website using a custom action
Explorer Starts a Windows Explorer
Sound volume Runs the Sound volume program, where you can adjust or mute the sound volume
Script file Example of how to perform a custom action using a script file

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