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Why was the increase text keyboard+mouse shortcut combination removed?

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To easily increase page text size in the previous version of Firefox, I used to be able to press control + option + two finger swipe up or down (trackpad equivalent to scrolling up or down). This functionality seems to have been removed in FF 17.0.1. Can it please be re-added?

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You can restore the zoom feature by changing the values of the related prefs on the about:config page.

  • browser.gesture.pinch.in -> cmd_fullZoomReduce
  • browser.gesture.pinch.in.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
  • browser.gesture.pinch.out -> cmd_fullZoomEnlarge
  • browser.gesture.pinch.out.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
  • browser.gesture.pinch.latched -> false

These are the defaults for that action, so you can consider to change them to use the above posted commands.

  • browser.gesture.swipe.down -> cmd_scrollBottom
  • browser.gesture.swipe.up -> cmd_scrollTop
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Chosen Solution

You can restore the zoom feature by changing the values of the related prefs on the about:config page.

  • browser.gesture.pinch.in -> cmd_fullZoomReduce
  • browser.gesture.pinch.in.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
  • browser.gesture.pinch.out -> cmd_fullZoomEnlarge
  • browser.gesture.pinch.out.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
  • browser.gesture.pinch.latched -> false

These are the defaults for that action, so you can consider to change them to use the above posted commands.

  • browser.gesture.swipe.down -> cmd_scrollBottom
  • browser.gesture.swipe.up -> cmd_scrollTop

Question owner

Thanks so much. This works great.