Suggestion: Enable mouse gestures by default

chris at chris at
Wed Nov 7 16:06:08 GMT 2007

Am Mittwoch 07 November 2007 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> It would probably be useful to explain what mouse gestures are and what
> problem they solve.
> Scott K

Good point. Actually I found the wikipedia article about 'mouse gesture' [1] 
pretty informative. They got a better wording than I could come up with, so 
here we go:

"In computing, a mouse gesture is a way of combining computer mouse movements 
and clicks which the software recognizes as a specific command. Mouse 
gestures can provide quick access to common functions of a program. [...]
For example, in a web browser, the user could navigate to the previously 
viewed page by pressing the right mouse button, moving the mouse briefly to 
the left, then releasing the button."

Or, in my words; the general idea is to make executing common commands such as 
the mentioned 'back' action (or things like 'forward', 'up' or in our 
case 'new tab' and 'close tab') quick and straighforward. Much quicker and 
less interruptive than the usual search & click on various toolbar buttons or 
menu entries.



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