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Windows 8 - How to adjust the Gesture Control settings

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How to adjust the Gesture Control settings


The gesture functions enable you to perform various operations on applications with a hand gesture recognized by the built-in camera on your VAIO computer.

Notes
  • The gesture functions are disabled by default.
  • The camera gesture functions may not work correctly in the following cases:
    • Someone or something is moving behind you while you are making a hand gesture.
    • Your computer is placed in an unstable position.
    • You are using your computer in a dark room.
    • You are making a hand gesture out of range of the built-in camera.
    • You move your hand too fast.
  • When an application that supports the gesture functions is launched with the functions enabled, the built-in camera indicator light turns on.
  • If the built-in camera is pointing directly to a light source, such as a fluorescent light, your hand gesture may not be recognized correctly.
  • If the built-in camera does not recognize your hand gesture correctly, put your hand back down and try again after a while.

How to enable

  1. Launch Search charm from the Start by pressing “Windows + C”
  2. Select Search
  3. Select “VAIO Gesture Control”
  4. Confirm that the camera is selected
  5. Try some of the gesture controls for : Forward/Back, Pause, Volume Adjustment
  6. Select Next
  7. Select the Applications that’s you would like to utilize gesture
  8. Select Finish

Basic overview of gesture functionality

Media Gallery
Flick right     Plays the previous track.
Flick left     Plays the next track.
Flick down     Pauses playback.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

Windows Media Player
Flick right     Plays the previous track.
Flick left     Plays the next track.
Flick down     Pauses playback.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

Internet Explorer
Flick right     Goes to the previous page.
Flick left     Goes to the next page.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

PowerDVD
Flick right     Plays the previous chapter.
Flick left     Plays the next chapter.
Flick down     Pauses playback.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

Microsoft PowerPoint
(The gesture functions are available only during a slide show.)
Flick right     Goes to the previous page.
Flick left     Goes to the next page.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

Google Chrome
Flick right     Goes to the previous page.
Flick left     Goes to the next page.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.

PlayMemories Home
(The gesture functions are available only during a slide show.)
Flick right     Goes to the previous page.
Flick left     Goes to the next page.
Rotate clockwise     Turns the volume up.
Rotate counterclockwise     Turns the volume down.