Foxy Gestures

Foxy Gestures

Mouse gestures for Firefox. A web extension alternative to FireGestures created by a long time FireGestures user.

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What is Foxy Gestures?
Foxy Gestures is a Firefox add-on inspired by FireGestures, granting users extensive mouse gesture options. Offering gesture implementation using left, middle, or right button, along with wheel and chord gestures, the extension equips its users with configurable mapping and the ability to add new commands. It also extends support for customizable gesture timeout, trails, and status text during gestures. However, due to Web Extension APIs limitations, this add-on, as powerful as it is, cannot integrate into about:newtab, about:home, etc., or operate on addons.mozilla.org.
Stats
By: liebs
Version: 1.2.12 (Last updated: 2021-10-18)
Creation date: 2017-04-07
Weekly download count: 292
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • browserSettings
  • cookies
  • contextualIdentities
  • sessions
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 989.66K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Read the addon description below before installing! There are web extension limitations compared to FireGestures.

Starting with FF60 and FG1.1.1, I've implemented optional permissions for bookmarks, clipboardWrite, and downloads. It means those permission are not required unless you assign related commands. For more information, read https://github.com/marklieberman/foxygestures/wiki/Why-Permissions-Are-Required

Starting with FF58 and FG1.1.0, the OSX/Linux right-click issue is resolved.


This addon implements mouse gestures for Firefox and is heavily inspired by FireGestures. Foxy Gestures currently implements a large amount of FireGestures functionality:

  • Mouse gestures using left, middle, or right button.
  • Wheel gestures using gesture button + wheel.
  • Chord gestures with configurable chords.
  • Configurable gesture mapping with many built-in commands.
  • Implement new commands with user provided scripts.
  • Configurable gesture timeout and gesture trails.
  • Status text during gestures with customizable styles.
  • Diagonal gesture support if enabled in options.
Unfortunately, there are many limitations due to limited or absent Web Extension APIs. As a web extension, this add-on will never be as powerful as FireGestures. This extension cannot integrate into about:newtab, about:home, view-source:, etc. Nor will it work on addons.mozilla.com, since web extensions are forbidden from interacting with the add-on store. Mouse gestures don't work until the DOM has parsed.
User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Enables custom gestures for browsing
  • Allows for additional customization with user scripts
  • Works well with certain mouse configurations
Cons
  • Issues with compatibility on Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland
  • May require browser restart after prolonged usage
  • Not compatible with addons.mozilla.com
Most mentioned
  • Custom gestures
  • Compatibility issues with Ubuntu 22.04 and Wayland
  • Need for browser restart
  • Mouse configurations
Recent reviews
I have managed to get it to work all of one time.
by Krysta, 2024-05-15


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Safety
Risk impact

Foxy Gestures is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Foxy Gestures if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Foxy Gestures has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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