toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.63 ( + 2.16 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

FireFox 3.5 has hidden multi-touch gesture for tabs?

updated 09:20 pm EDT, Wed July 1, 2009

FireFox hidden gestures

MacMagazine has released a tutorial on how to enable multi-touch gestures in Firefox 3.5. The gestures allow users to alternate tabs via twisting. By opening a new window or tab in FireFox and typing "about:config" into the address bar, users can gain access to a filter list; in some cases a warning message may pop-up when loading the filter list. Users then search for "browser.gesture" within the filter search bar, in order to get a full list of settings which consists of controls and gestures.

Within the settings users want to look for the options "browser.gesture.twist.left" and "browser.gesture.twist.right", which should be blank under the value portion. To enable the shortcut simply double-click on the first option listed above and a dialog will open, paste the command "Browser:PrevTab" inside it. Next click onto the second option and paste "Browser:NextTab" in it as well. If done properly the effects should be instant and allow users to now alternate tabs by twisting the multi-touch pad.

In order to remove the changes and return the settings to normal users just follow same the steps previously mentioned, except in this case, delete the pasted text and leave them blank again.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. derbbre

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Firefox, not FireFox

    Gotta be picky here. It's Firefox, not FireFox, thanks for the news, though MaCnn.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a for ...

toggle

Most Commented