problem with using 3-fingers gesture in firefox

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kanon14, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Have anyone encountered this problem? I cannot use the 3-fingers back/forward gesture in firefox 3 beta. The gesture works fine under Safari though. I can't find anywhere to turn on gesture manually under firefox (2-fingers scrolling works).
  2. macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    Only works in apple apps so far.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Firefox hasn't made use of the new gestures as of yet. Only the MBA has it and it's brand new. You can't do pinch or anything like that in Firefox.

    You should try out the new safari though. I like it better than firefox now.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    New safari?

    what exactly is the new safari? I have 3.0.4 is the new one everyone is reffereing to?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    New gestures are only on the Apple made apps.

    Use safari, you'll like it.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    Hong Kong
    I have 3.0.4. too. Is that the new Safari? I don't wanna use Safari for because 1) I can't use the cmd-# short-key to switch between tabs (is there any short-key to do that in Safari?) and 2) the login screen to my school's webpage/webmail doesn't like Safari :(
  7. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Command-Shift-LeftArrow (or RightArrow)
  8. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2006
    too many keys. i too would switch to safari, if i could use the MUCH more convenient (and familiar) command+1/2/3/4/5/etc to switch tabs. its REALLY frustrating to be on a page in safari, and i hit apple 1 to refer to the other tab and sure enough it instead goes to even worse when its a secure site, with text entered.

    i hope mozilla sorts out the 3 finger gesture soon!

  9. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2006

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    Jul 12, 2008
  11. macrumors regular


    Nov 19, 2007
    multiclutch (google it, it's the first hit) let's you add three finger swipes for firefox, it is fantastic :)

    I like safari but I have to use firefox because I use foxmarks to sync across windows, mac and portable devices :apple:

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