macbook newbie day FIREFOX question

fallacy

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Hey all,

Just got my macbook, it rocks. Started using the handy trackpad feature double tapping all over internet and heard there might be a plug in for firefox that allows you to go "back" and "forward" with a simple finger motion on the trackpad.. have any of you fine people come across this, and do you have the link? can't seem to locate this on mozilla's page..

thx.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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For mouse gestures you need an add-on, like this one (though it says something about dropping Mac support...)

Edit: Tried it and it seems to work as it should, click and move left for back and click and move right for forward... :)

farqueue said:
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Hmmm... cmd-leftarrow for back and cmd-rightarrow has always worked for me... :confused:
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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bousozoku said:
Two finger horizontal scrolling on the trackpad make it go back and forth and it drives me crazy, which isn't too far. :D
Hmm... on my MacBook two finger horizontal scrolling is just that... horizontal scrolling... doesn't go back and forth... :confused:

Have you been messing with some settings you shouldn't...? ;)
 

fallacy

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thx guy, tried downloading the plugin and wasn't too crazy about it.. I'll stick with the double tap feature.

cheers.
 

bousozoku

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Hmm... on my MacBook two finger horizontal scrolling is just that... horizontal scrolling... doesn't go back and forth... :confused:

Have you been messing with some settings you shouldn't...? ;)
No, and there have been various threads about the problem/feature.

Of course, you're not using a production version of Firefox, are you? You're using version 20 or something, right? :D
 

mkrishnan

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bousozoku said:
No, and there have been various threads about the problem/feature.

Of course, you're not using a production version of Firefox, are you? You're using version 20 or something, right? :D
Oh, so wait... in the production version of Firefox, you can fix this with a very simple preferences change... in the version you and Mitthrawnuruodo use... can you not change it to do what you want?

Once you change the .js file... as long as you're using the same Firefox profile, it should *stay* fixed permanently....
 

Woody56292

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fallacy said:
thx guy, tried downloading the plugin and wasn't too crazy about it.. I'll stick with the double tap feature.

cheers.
yeah I only use mouse gestures for opening up a new tab. ( simple as right click + up ) saves me alot of time.
 

bousozoku

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mkrishnan said:
Oh, so wait... in the production version of Firefox, you can fix this with a very simple preferences change... in the version you and Mitthrawnuruodo use... can you not change it to do what you want?

Once you change the .js file... as long as you're using the same Firefox profile, it should *stay* fixed permanently....
I did fix it a long time ago, but I can't remember how. Still, I deleted my default profile recently thinking that corruption was causing problems. Apparently, the fix is somewhere else, though I couldn't identify it with about:config and searching on "scroll" so there has to be an old thread that tells how to fix it--or un-fix it.
 

mkrishnan

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bousozoku said:
I did fix it a long time ago, but I can't remember how. Still, I deleted my default profile recently thinking that corruption was causing problems. Apparently, the fix is somewhere else, though I couldn't identify it with about:config and searching on "scroll" so there has to be an old thread that tells how to fix it--or un-fix it.
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