The new 3.2, beta 2, of Firefox for Mac takes advantage of the multi-touch gestures available on recent MacBooks. Users of Safari will know finger gestures are already present in this browser and can be used to navigate backwards and forwards through previously visited pages, and pinch and push to increase or decrease text sizes. […]
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Firefox 3.1 (Beta 2) for Mac Boasts Multi-Touch Support

The new 3.2, beta 2, of Firefox for Mac takes advantage of the multi-touch gestures available on recent MacBooks. Users of Safari will know finger gestures are already present in this browser and can be used to navigate backwards and forwards through previously visited pages, and pinch and push to increase or decrease text sizes. The new Firefox is to include all these gestures, plus some more — twisting clockwise and anti-clockwise on the trackpad will cycle through your open tabs.

Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers available and I for one will welcome the multi-touch gesture support. On my Mac, the broswer I use most is Safari, however I do use Firefox for some things, including posting to Mactropolis. Being used to Safari, I often find myself trying to use finger gestures within Firefox and I get frustrated when they don’t work.

Other improvements in this version include:

  • “private browsing” mode
  • faster JavaScript engine
  • improved rendering

Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, have warned that the Beta 2 of Firefox is intending for testing only. At present, there is no word on when Firefox 3.1 will officially become available.

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