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Using the trackpad with firefox

Is there any way to enable the trackpad features, like zoom and three-finger navigation, in firefox?  Thanks. On my Macbook, the three finger trackpad navigation for forward and back does not work in Firefox. =(

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    Which version of Macbook do you have (i.e. when did you get it)? And can you perform three+ finger gestures in other Applications?

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Link to download Firefox with multitouch support... 
Firefox 3 betas add support for multitouch.

Mozilla has been working on getting this added into Firefox so that you may not have to employ any of the below solutions.
SideTrack is one possible solution, the only concern may be you are actually replacing Apple's own driver with theirs.
A less intrusive approach would be use MultiClutch which is a standalone application that allows you to customize how the trackpad behaves with the applications of your own choosing.

Changing just one of Apple's default settings for the trackpad will allow you to right-click.
Apple has not release the application interface code to 3rd party developers, so companies like Mozilla are having to reverse engineer in order to figure out how to make their applications utilize these new features. It is Apple's way of trying to steer you towards only using their own applications.

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Screen is stuck fully expanded on startup screen


Maybe you have turned on the Zoom settings from the Accessibility menu. To zoom out, Triple tap the screen with three fingers until the screen zooms out. To disable Zoom, go to Settings > General > Accessibility, look for Zoom then click to disable.

Tips for Zoom:
- To zoom in or out, triple tap the screen.
- To adjust the magnification of the screen, press and hold with three fingers, then scroll up and down to change.
- To navigate the screen, swipe using three fingers to left, right, up or down.

Hope it helps!

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Two must know usability tips for Mac Laptop users


Here are two general usability tips that every Mac laptop owner must know about. How to simulate a right click with your trackpad, and scrolling through documents much like a scrollwheel. I have long assumed these were common knowledge, but I’ve heard enough complaints and wishes and had to demonstrate them to enough people to prove otherwise. So if you don’t know about these two trackpad features, then you do now, and once you start using them, it’s impossible to go without.
  • Right Click with Trackpad - Hold two fingers on the trackpad while you use the click button
  • Scroll through pages a la Scroll Wheel with trackpad - Place two fingers on the trackpad and move them up to scroll up, and down to scroll down. Works horizontally as well.
If these features aren’t working for you, they are probably disabled. Here is how to activate them:

Note: Several of our readers have pointed out that these tips are not compatible with some older PowerBook and iBook models. However, a program called iScroll2 enables the scrolling ability on these models. Get iScroll2 here. Thanks to all who pointed this out!
To activate these options (assuming they are turned off), go to Apple menu -> System Preferences. Navigate to the ‘Keyboard & Mouse’ preference pane under Hardware. Click the Trackpad tab. Under Trackpad gestures, be sure that “Use two fingers to scroll” and ‘Place two fingers on trackpad and click button for secondary click’ are checked, as shown in the screenshot below. Enjoy2b9e37a.jpg

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My iphone screen is zoomed in


You have probably have the zoom feature enabled.
To zoom back out, double tap with three fingers on the screen.

To turn off this feature, navigate to:
Settings>General>Accessibility>Zoom>OFF

Jun 12, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Icon very big how can i make it small


First of all try this: Tap the iPhone with three fingers twice in succession. The home screen icons will be magnified to 200 percent. To adjust the zoom level, touch the screen with three fingers then move them up to increase the zoom, and down to lower it. The next time you tap the screen twice with three fingers, the iPhone will automatically return to your custom zoom level.
If it doesn't help, follow the steps below and repeat the above (step 5.)
  1. Tap the "Settings" menu from the iPhone home screen.
  2. Tap "Accessibility."
  3. Tap the word "Off" next to "Zoom" to turn the Zoom feature on.
  4. Return to the iPhone home screen.
  5. Tap the iPhone with three fingers twice in succession. The home screen icons will be magnified to 200 percent. To adjust the zoom level, touch the screen with three fingers then move them up to increase the zoom, and down to lower it. The next time you tap the screen twice with three fingers, the iPhone will automatically return to your custom zoom level.
Let me know if you need further help.
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My iphone icons are enlarged


If the icons on your Home screen appear too large, the zoom feature may be enabled on your device. use iTunes to enable or disable any accessibility feature, including Zoom:
  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes.
  2. Locate and click on the device under Devices
  3. In the Summary pane, click Configure Universal Access:
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  1. Click OK and then click Sync to save the changes to your device.

If you do not have access to a computer or iTunes, use the following steps to disable Zoom on the device.

  1. On the Home screen, double-tap with three fingers to exit zoom.
  2. Locate and tap on Settings > General > Accessibility:
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Tap Zoom and turn off using the slider:
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Jan 14, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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New MacBook Pro, getting use to it, has Snow Leopard. For some reason at times when using the mouse it zooms out, making everything smaller. What's up?


Click the Apple menu (upper left corner). Click System Preferences. Click Mouse. Un-check "Zoom using scroll wheel while holding control." See if that fixes the problem. I assume you're using the mouse, not the trackpad. If you're using the trackpad, click Trackpad in System Preferences instead. Un-check "Pinch open and closed" under Two fingers.

Good luck. Let us know if this solves your problem.

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My screen suddenly gets real small or big big I go into view-zoom and reset constantly. How can I make it stop doing this


Well with my experience it sounds like you have one finger on the trackpad and one on the mouse button, if so the edge of your index finger on your left hand is hitting the trackpad and your other finger is moving around causing it to register the pinch zoom manuever you can use to zoom easily. Simply keep your clicking finger still and only one finger on the trackpad

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Iphone home screen zoom in


This happens when you accidentally put the iphone in zoom mode, which is one of the "accessibility" features under the "settings" icon. Most likely the user accidentally "double tapped" the screen with three fingers. This is what launches zoom mode. To change the zoom, double tap the screen with three fingers and drag the three fingers down or up the screen. To avoid this recurring, you can go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Zoom. Then set the Zoom feature to "off".

Sep 12, 2009 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Tap feature on MAcbook 2.4Ghz 2GB


I am running mac OS 10.5.5 and Win XP using parallels.  You need to make sure the system preferences in the mac OS to allow two fingers for secondary click using the trackpad. This allows you to right click in Win XP.
I find using two fingers and clicking the button works more reliably in windows xp.  I usually have to try two finger tapping a few times.

To right click by tapping: Go to System Preferences and choose Keyboard & Mouse.  Select "Clicking" and "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click". This allows you to tap the trackpad with two fingers side by side to get the "right click" effect.  You can also right click without tapping with this setting.
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To right click without tapping:
Go to System Preferences and choose Keyboard & Mouse.  Select "For secondary clicks, place two fingers on the trackpad then click the button". This allows you to right click by placing two fingers on the trackpad and then clicking the mouse button. 0acf97a.png

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Using the trackpad with firefox


Mozilla has been working on getting this added into Firefox so that you may not have to employ any of the below solutions.
SideTrack is one possible solution, the only concern may be you are actually replacing Apple's own driver with theirs.

A less intrusive approach would be to use MultiClutch which is a standalone application that allows you to customize how the trackpad behaves with the applications of your own choosing.
Changing just one of Apple's default settings for the trackpad will allow you to right-click.
Apple has not release the application interface code to 3rd party developers, so companies like Mozilla are having to reverse engineer in order to figure out how to make their applications utilize these new features. It is Apple's way of trying to steer you towards only using their own applications.

Mar 05, 2008 | Apple MacBook Air

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