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How to Enable the VAIO Gesture Control in Windows 8?

How to Enable the VAIO Gesture Control in Windows 8?

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

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.

Flick down

-

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 for during a slide show.)

Flick right

Goes to the previous page.

Flick left

Goes to the next page.

Flick down

-

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.

Flick down

-

Rotate clockwise

Turns the volume up.

Rotate counterclockwise

Turns the volume down.

PlayMemories Home
(The gesture functions are available only for during a slide show.)

Flick right

Goes to the previous page.

Flick left

Goes to the next page.

Flick down

-

Rotate clockwise

Turns the volume up.

Rotate counterclockwise

Turns the volume down.