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pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

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pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

Anybody know why pinch open close for the mac track pad suddenly does not zoom in the lastest beta update?

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Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

The prefs that control that action have been reset to empty strings.

You can use modify the related browser.gesture prefs these values to restore the old behavior:

  • 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
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Site Moderator

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

The prefs that control that action have been reset to empty strings.

You can use modify the related browser.gesture prefs these values to restore the old behavior:

  • 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
New User

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

That did it. Thank you!

Site Moderator

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

You're welcome

New User

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

thanks a bunch cor-el, had the same problem, sorted, 30 mins ago didnt even know what about:config was!

New User

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

well I tried this a while bak and it works perfectly....BUT I need to keep doing this each time I open FF which is not something I'd prefer . Doesn't the changes I do supposed to stay that way or am am I missing somthin here.

Site Moderator

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

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BUT I need to keep doing this each time I open FF which is not something I'd prefer.

Try:

New User

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

This problem carried through to the release version, at least on my MacBook Air today when I did an upgrade install of Firefox 4 (from 3). Luckily, I found this post...fixed it. Your preferences fix "took" and is holding after doing it just once. Bad bug to let slip into a release version...a lot of non-tech-savvy Mac users are going to miss this fix and just start using Safari again....sigh.

Here's the place where users of the RELEASE version are reporting this...I cross-linked them back to THIS thread to see your solution:

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/795269

Site Moderator

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

  • Bug 613909 - Disable pinch gestures by default & revert three finger vertical swipe gestures

(please do not comment in bug reports; you can vote instead)

New User

Re: pinch open and close zoom (mac) not working in latest beta update

How do you add the values? Will FF have a update that will fix this?