Firefox Introduces Multi-Touch Gestures for Mac Users

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mozilla’s Eddie Lee has produced an experimental version of Firefox that allowed Mac users to control the browser with multi-fingered gestures in v3.2 Beta 2, which have been made official. gave it a try, and the gestures are even better than those in Apple’s own browser, Safari. Here’s the list of what you can do, provided by MacRumors.

Swipe means a three fingered sweep:

  • Swipe Left: Go back in history (hold Command to open it in a tab)
  • Swipe Right: Go forward in history
  • Swipe Up: Go to the top of the page
  • Swipe Down: Go to the end of the page
  • Pinch Together: Zoom out
  • Pinch Apart: Zoom in
  • Twist Right: Next tab
  • Twist Left: Previous tab

This is a pretty handy and attractive feature for Mac users to use Firefox. Combined with the new Private Browsing mode, you can actually find Firefox going way ahead of Safari for Maclovers also.

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