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Some Lion OSX swipe features don't work in Firefox 5


I just upgraded to Lion OSX and when using Firefox 5 I can no longer use swipe commands on the trackpad to move backward and forward between web pages. I opened Safari and these features work fine. Prior to upgrading to Lion, all of these features worked in Firefox 5.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

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Firefox developers should be well aware of these; and similar problems with supporting some of the Lion OSX. There are some possible work-arounds. I am not sure what if any progress the developers are making. I certainly have not seen much in the way of official comment, but I am not a Mac user myself.

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