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In Firefox, swiping on the touch screen results in selecting text, instead of scrolling (like on an iPad). Is it possible to change the behaviour, so that the touch screen can be used to scroll, while the mouse can be used to select text?
In Chrome, the behaviour is as expected (swipe to scroll, (mouse)drag to select).
I'm using Firefox 50.0 on Linux Mint 18 (based on Ubuntu 16.04). I have dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled set to 2, setting it to 1 does not help either.
Thanks for any help!
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Maybe you can modify the values of related browser.gesture.* prefs on the about:config page via the right-click context menu.
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.
Thanks for your response. Those gestures are all multitouch ones, right? I'm looking for one finger scrolling, so it doesn't seem the right place to look. Or do you have any particular recommendations for values to set?
All values there are the default ones for me, by the way.
I finally found a solution: start firefox with:
env MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 firefox
This enables touch-scrolling for me. Pinch-to-zoom does not work for regular web pages, but it does work on some selected web pages such as Google Maps or OpenStreetMap.