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Seamless Zoom via Pinch-Gesture

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Hello dear Firefox-team,

I have a question regarding the touch-gestures of Firefox. I bought a new Netbook with a Touchscreen included and now I wanna use Firefox as my favourite browser. But there is one think that doesn't really work perfect in comparison with Internet Explorer.

If I try to zoom a website via gesture it needs some time to see the effect of the action I did. In fact the zooming doesn't seem to be seamless. So it isn't possible to adjust the gesture in that way as it is necessary to decide when to stop the gesture (when the wanted zoom-level is reached).

The Internet Explorer (the normal application, not the Winodows 8-app) solves this better and integrates a seamless zooming-functionality via gestures. That is really good, but I dont wan't to use the IE as I love my Firefox :-)

So can you please help me? Could you perhaps treat this thread as an feature request for upcoming versions of Firefox?

Thank you very much!

Kind regards from Germany Jens

P.S. Sorry for my bad english skills - I hope you understand my question.

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Helpful Reply

Hello, I created a short video that shows first the functionality of Firefox 20 and after that in comparison the Internet Explorer 10 of Windows 8.

The link is: http://www.jens-z.de/transfer/Firefox_Touch.MOV

I hope this helps to understand my issue.

Kind regards Jens