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Use a twist gesture to switch tabs in Firefox 3.5 Web Browsers
I've written a tutorial (in Portuguese; English version via Google Translate) on how to enable the multi-touch gestures in Firefox 3.5 so that users of Apple's latest laptops can switch tabs via twisting.

[robg adds: In case the original ever vanishes, here's the condensed version of the how-to:
  1. Enter about:config in the Firefox 3.5 URL bar. If you get a warning about voiding your warranty, click the "I'll be careful , I promise!" button to continue.
  2. In the Filter box, enter browser.gesture.twist. You'll see a few entries, including the two you need to modify: browser.gesture.twist.left and browser.gesture.twist.right.
  3. Double-click on browser.gesture.twist.left and enter Browser:PrevTab in the dialog that appears. Double-click on browser.gesture.twist.right and enter Browser:NextTab.
That's all you need to do; close the config window and you're done. I've tested this on my MacBook Pro, and it works as described.]
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Use a twist gesture to switch tabs in Firefox 3.5
Authored by: chimerical on Jul 06, '09 03:52:04PM

In case "twisting" is vague without visuals, imagine using your thumb and index finger to twist the cap of a Snapple drink counterclockwise (previous tab) and clockwise (next tab). It's a bit sensitive, so it'll take a few tries to get used to the right motions.



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Use a twist gesture to switch tabs in Firefox 3.5
Authored by: bhines on Jul 07, '09 01:45:05AM

this is great.

the browser.gesture.twist.latched setting is also good, when on, the twist gesture will only move one tab per gesture, to avoid overshooting.



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Use a twist gesture to switch tabs in Firefox 3.5
Authored by: griffindy on Jul 08, '09 08:22:21PM

you can also go back a page or forward by swiping three fingers to the left or the right.
in about:config type gesture into the filter and look for "browser.gesture.swipe.left" and enter "Browser:BackOrBackDuplicate" and to go forward "browser.gesture.swipe.right" enter "Browser:ForwardOrForwardDuplicate"

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Use a twist gesture to switch tabs in Firefox 3.5
Authored by: bobbyjean on Jul 15, '09 08:14:39AM

I would love to change tabs by twisting in Safari... is it possible?



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