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Friday, October 24, 2008

Multi-touch Firefox!

A developer has just released a multi-touch compatible version of Firefox. Firefox is open-source so any developer can modify it and repackage it. It is only compatible with a MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that has the multi-touch trackpad. The gestures that are in this release of Firefox are:

swipe: move three fingers on the trackpad on any direction
twist: rotate two fingers
pinch: move two fingers away or closer to each other

What you can do with the gestures:

Swipe Left: Go back in history [press Cmd to open it in a tab]
Swipe Right: Go forwards in history
Swipe Up: Go to the top of the page
Swipe Down: Go to the end of the page
Pinch Together: Zoom out
Pinch Apart: Zoom in
Twist Right: Next tab
Twist Left: Previous tab

It is called "Minefield" once you install it, but it is actually the latest experimental build of Firefox with the multi-touch gestures. You can learn more about this version of Firefox and download it here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Rash Rocks said...

Hi,

Minefield is not a development by a developer but Mozilla itself. Its an internal for the next version of Firefox. Also, the available software is nightly builds of Minefield, so it is not recommended if you are afraid of instability.
For more details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/minefield/

October 24, 2008 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

@rash: Yes, but this article is talking about an experimental build of Minefield, not the official build.

October 24, 2008 at 11:53 AM  

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