[SOFTWARE] Experimental Web Browser with MultiTouch support

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by steventsmith, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. steventsmith macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone.

    Just picked up a MacBook Air myself [and LOVING it!]. I've been checking out the multitouch apis now present in AppKit (taken from cocoadex) and I'd like to get some other MacBook Air owners to try it out and tell me their impressions.

    The application is a simple web browser (more info at flarebrowser.googlecode.com) but the multitouch version is an experimental build that's not on the site yet, so if you'd like to try it just post here and I'll let you know the link.

    Using multitouch you can pinch to zoom a page in/out, and three-finger-swipe to change tabs. Am thinking of more situations it could be useful, so please post suggestions!

    Cheers

    Update:
    I have an experimental Intel-only build available from http://flarebrowser.googlecode.com/svn/flare_experimental/Flare.zip
     
  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    why would anyone want to zoom in and out of a web page on a laptop when the monitor is big enough to display the whole thing?
     
  3. steventsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Resolution independence. You can fit more of the page onscreen - it doesn't just scale, it reflows the page and everything as if you had a bigger screen. Also useful when looking at large images in a web browser - you can scale it in and out at will. There's also a slider to zoom the page. Quick example below :)
     

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