Firefox 4 + Macbook Pro 2010 = No multi touch support

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  1. Appeltje, Mar 23, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011

    Appeltje macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I upgraded from firefox 3.6, which had multi touch support. Why does firefox 4 not have it. I loved to zoom in and out with my fingers....

    Any suggestion?
     
  2. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    #2
    Did you use multiclutch?

    Having this problem too, I really want to be able to cycle through tabs again.
     
  3. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    fixed it.

    go to about:config and search "gesture"

    for tab switching look for "browser.gesture.twist.left" (and of course, right)

    right click, "modify", enter Browser:prevTab or Browser:NextTab



    for zoom look for "browser.gesture.pinch.in" (or out)

    enter cmd_fullZoomReduce or cmd_fullZoomEnlarge
     
  4. Appeltje thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much it works now :)
     
  5. whiskeyvol macrumors regular

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    i still can't get the scrolling zoom to work, it's like it takes a full motion to get the screen to zoom once, then i have to do the gesture again to get more zoom
     
  6. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    I've never been able to do this, it's always one at a time as you described. How did you set this up previously?

    Also, when you search for "gesture" there are parameters for zoom+shift which allows you to zoom all the way in and all the way out. . .
     
  7. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    So there's no way to get Multi-Clutch working w/ 4.0 yet?

    My previous FireFox had swiping to the right to open a new tab, swiping to the left to close a tab, and rotating to the left and right to switch to different tabs...

    ...But without this, I might as well migrate to a handicap version of Safari.

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  8. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    read post 3.
     
  9. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry but feel embarrased being a part of the forums for so long and having to ask, how the heck do i get to "about:config" ?

    Is this through the terminal, about FF? I simply dont know. . :p
     
  10. tcador macrumors regular

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  11. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Well, that made me feel dumb. :p

    Thank you. Tab switching now works!
     
  12. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Very nice tip, one of the first things I missed.
     

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