Firefox 5 trackpad swipes not working

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kule, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. kule macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else have issues with swipes (forward/backward, top/bottom of page etc) not working in Firefox 5 on GM build?
     
  2. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    for me swiping is working in no other browser then safari itself in lion GM. None of the other browser seem to work anymore, with three finger swipe now sliding the desktops around.

    too bad because i prefer Chrome Sooooo much over safari. sigh.

    plus i cannot get used to the fact that i now have inverted iOS swiping on my mac.
     
  3. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    Use Safari. Turning out to be a lot better than Chrome or Firefox for me now, never really used it in Snow Leopard but it does everything I want it to do in Lion.
     
  4. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    You know you can switch it back in preferences right?
     
  5. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Some of the features only work on native mac Applications..
     
  6. haravikk macrumors 65816

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    It must be implemented via the new gestures API(s), which is a little annoying, I would have hoped the OS would just be issuing a Command-arrow or whatever so it would work with anything.
     
  7. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    yes i do, but i wanted to give it a try. i still think it's a silly change, it's no iPad this MBP when i want to go down i scroll down. too much iOS in lion for my taste.
     
  8. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    a browser that doesn't let me search in the address bar with few extensions stands no chance for me to be a primary browser. the reader and top sites are just bling that add nothing functional. safari is fast but in features still in 1999.
     
  9. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the Trackpad preferences to change 3 finger swipes back to being back/forward. Fixes Chrome, Firefox, and Finder. (!)
     
  10. kule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that; you can even change it to work for both 2 and 3 finger swipes which at least gets back/forward working in Firefox.
     
  11. idkmybffjon macrumors member

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    4 fingers is the new universal swipe. as for the pushing the content back and forth in safari. it is and always will be safari only, that is until someone rips them off on that too.
     
  12. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    Switching to 3 finger swipe only make chrome crash for me..
     
  13. Discaciate macrumors member

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    I wish I could do that. But I have become so used to pinned/app tabs. It's really impossible to let go of those features presente in FF5 or Chrome. I hope it comes to Safari someday.
     
  14. hyperpiper45 macrumors regular

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    I have also moved back to safari. I am liking the fullscreen browsing and gestures are just too screwed up in chrome at the moment.

    I might switch back when google manage to sort everything out, but for the moment I'm staying with safari.
     
  15. yulik macrumors newbie

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  16. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this! Too bad FF5 is crashing like no other.. :confused:

    I too use alot of greasemonkey scripts that are FF/Chrome only not Safari
     
  17. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Firefox crashes like it's it's job for me as well. Quite annoying cause I dont like Safari!!
     

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