Beta Beat: Firefox 3 betas add support for multitouch
byCory Bohon||December 11th 2008 at 11:10amDecember 11th 2008 11:10 am
Do you own one of those fanciful new MacBooks? You know, the ones with the cool multitouch trackpads? Do you envy Safari users that can take advantage of multi-finger scrolling, pinching and squeezing in their web browsing? If so, you might be a perfect candidate for the new Firefox 3.1b2 beta.
Since October, Mozilla has been releasing preliminary builds of Firefox that allow you to use the gestures that are common among the Safari browsers out there; however, they've added some special gestures that are unique to Firefox. Some of these 3-finger gestures include:
Swipe Left/Right to move backward/forward through browsing history
Swipe Up/Down to move to top/bottom of web page
Pinch in/out to make the text larger or smaller
Twist left/right to move between open tabs
If you want to get your hands (quite literally) on the newest beta of Firefox, then head over to the Firefox 3 beta download website. There's still no word yet on when the final release of Firefox 3.1 with touch support is expected.
Special thanks to Tom Dyas for sharing his early builds.