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How do I enable Three Finger Swipe for Back/Forward navigation on Firefox? (For Windows 8)

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How do I enable Three Finger Swipe for Back/Forward navigation on Firefox? (For Windows 8)

This works on Internet Explorer and Chrome, but not Firefox...

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Re: How do I enable Three Finger Swipe for Back/Forward navigation on Firefox? (For Windows 8)

You can check the related prefs on the about:config page.

  • browser.gesture.swipe.left -> Browser:BackOrBackDuplicate
  • browser.gesture.swipe.right -> Browser:ForwardOrForwardDuplicate
  • browser.gesture.swipe.left.shift -> Browser:PrevTab
  • browser.gesture.swipe.right.shift -> Browser:NextTab
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Re: How do I enable Three Finger Swipe for Back/Forward navigation on Firefox? (For Windows 8)

So should I replace the

  • browser.gesture.swipe.left -> Browser:BackOrBackDuplicate
  • browser.gesture.swipe.right -> Browser:ForwardOrForwardDuplicate

with....

  • browser.gesture.swipe.left.shift -> Browser:PrevTab
  • browser.gesture.swipe.right.shift -> Browser:NextTab

or... Create a new "string" (Pref. Name)?

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Re: How do I enable Three Finger Swipe for Back/Forward navigation on Firefox? (For Windows 8)

The name of the pref tells which gesture to use, so you can change/set the action of that pref accordingly.
You can set different actions for swipe left and swipe left while holding down the Shift key.