Force Touch/Firefox

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adjeff8, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. adjeff8 macrumors 6502

    adjeff8

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    Anybody have any idea when or if Firefox will support the Force Touch trackpad. My MacBook Pro is two weeks old and I love the new trackpad, but I'm already tired of having to use Safari
     
  2. Al2O3 macrumors newbie

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    I can't answer your question, and I don't know how you want to use the Force Touch feature in Firefox, but I have a new rMBP 13" (OS X 10.11.1) with Firefox 41 doing everything I want. In particular, two-finger force-click-and-keep-down lets me use FireGestures just fine, which usually needs a right-click-and-hold mouse gesture or a trackpad with dedicated buttons. Hooray! I can't do without Tree Style Tab and a number of other FF extensions, so I don't run Safari.
     
  3. adjeff8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    adjeff8

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    I just want the features the trackpad can do on Safari, like forceclicking on any word and getting the definition and thesaurus info, clicking on a name and getting the bio and video links, clicking on any link and getting a preview of that link without leaving the page that you are on, and clicking on any file on my computer and getting a quick preview/peek of whats in that file. That kind of stuff
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well I'd imagine that wether firefox brings those sort of features to their browser will depend on wether those same features will become available on other platforms. I can't imagine that mac users using firefox with force touch make a big enough subset to make it worth their while at the moment.
     
  5. adjeff8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    adjeff8

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    Yeah, I figured that. but it's also my bet that this force Touch technology will eventually make its way to the Windows world. This whole Taptic thing that is now a feature on the new iPhones and is a part of the Force Touch technology is bound to spread throughout the technology world
     

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