Does the two finger swipe work in browsers other than Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by karansaraf, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

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    The (I believe) two finger swipe that allows you to go "back" and "forward" through your browsing history that was demonstrated at the WWDC on Safari is a great addition. I was wondering whether it works in browsers other than Safari? I'm going to buy a MBP as soon after Lion comes out and will not be using Safari at all, so it would be a shame if I couldn't take advantage of this cool feature.
     
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  3. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    It must be a core animation level API, I presume?
     
  4. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    I doesn't on my MacBook Pro 5,1. I have the latest dev build of Chrome.
     
  5. jiminaus macrumors 65816

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    It does work on my Magic Trackpad with Chrome 12.0.742.100.

    The application has to support the swipe gesture, but in theory any application can.
     
  6. Holraven macrumors newbie

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    NOT working on Opera 11.50 beta build 1049...
     
  7. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    I have it working great in Firefox 5, and 4 before that. In ur settings have it set up like I am posting a screen shot, hope that helps!
    Just tried it in the latest version of Chrome and its all go there too! :)
     

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  8. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    I think we're talking about two different things.

    First, there is the gesture of swiping with two fingers and causing forward/backward events to be sent. This works the exact same way as in Snow Leopard (and as you can see in the screen shot above, you can set it to three fingers like in SL, too.)

    Second, there is the animation in Safari that happens when going forward or backward using the swipe motion. This is app-specific. My Safari luckily doesn't do it (I hate it. It's a useless animation that just slows down the experience.)
     
  9. Balaamsdonkey macrumors 6502

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    Two finger swipe between pages does not work on my mid-2010 MBP. Three fingers does work though. I have a friend with an older model MPB report the same thing.
     
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  11. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Swiping in Safari

    It work work better if the page didn't keep reloading every time u do it.
     

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