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Touchscreen support Linux Firerox 52

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Hi, I'm using firefox developer edition (52.0a2 (2016-11-21) (64-bit)). Installed Mozilla repo's (deb experimental firefox-aurora)

I've read that the new versions of firefox, using GTK3+, handle natively touch support, provided you set a env variables, so that's what I tried, and even lauching firefox with;

MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 firefox

Firefox don't handle touchscreen, scrolling using touchscreen just select text, as mouse clicked scrolling would do...

I also tried to change "dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled" to 1 in about:config, but it didn't did the trick...

Is there something I'm missing ? I've also tried with the latest nightly builds of firefox but no support either.

Thank you for your help.

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The version of Firefox you have installed is one built by Debian, not Mozilla. I am not suggesting they have done anything wrong, but please can you try with a version from Mozilla from here.

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I just tested with a recent binary downloaded from Mozilla, as you said, and I've tried using the env var, setting "dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled" to 1... But no, it still don't work.

May that bug be related with the fact that I don't use xinput driver for my touchscreen, but wacom ?