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New Firefox 3.1 beta adds Mac multi-touch support

updated 03:50 pm EST, Wed December 10, 2008

Firefox 3.1 B2 adds touch

A newer beta version of Firefox adds multi-touch support, Mozilla has announced. For owners of MacBooks with multi-touch trackpads -- new and old -- Firefox 3.1 beta 2 includes a variety of supported gestures, mainly swipes. Swiping left and right with three fingers will move forward and backward through a browser's history, while swiping up and down will jump to the beginning or end of a page.

Twisting clockwise and counterclockwise cycles through tabs, with the ability to loop around to the first or last tab from either end of the browser. Pinching allows users to zoom in and out of a page, much as in Safari, but with the notable difference of continuous zoom, as opposed to having to zoom one level at a time.

by MacNN Staff





  1. 64stang06

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It's 3.1 beta 2, not 3.2 beta 2.

  1. DCJ001

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I was about to say the same thing!

    You beat me by about fifteen minutes.

  1. GreenMnM

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no, it's Firefox 3.2

    No, there is a "nightly build" of Firefox 3.2 (which is different from the 3.1 beta 2) that includes gesture support.

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