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