Nano Gestures

Nano Gestures

Adds four basic mouse gestures for browser navigation.

What is Nano Gestures?
Nano Gestures is a minimalistic Firefox add-on that enables mouse gestures for navigating the browser. It supports four basic gestures, which can be modified by the ctrl key, giving a maximum of eight assignable actions. The gestures are fully customizable and can perform actions such as navigating back, creating new tabs, reloading the current page, closing tabs, and switching between tabs.
By: Rotem Dan
Users: 132 ▲ 2
Rating: 5.00 (9)
Version: 0.3.7 (Last updated: 2018-05-11)
Creation date: 2018-03-15
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • sessions
  • browserSettings
Size: 27.52K
URLs: Website
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Note: this extension has only been thoroughly tested on Windows at the moment. Support for other platforms (macOS/Linux) is experimental and requires ui.context_menus.after_mouseup to be enabled in about:config. Since version 0.2.0 the extension attempts to enable this setting automatically upon install.

This is a minimalistic mouse gesture WebExtension supporting four basic gestures:

  1. Hold right mouse button + drag left
  2. Hold right mouse button + drag right
  3. Hold right mouse button + drag up
  4. Hold right mouse button + drag down

The gestures can also be modified by the ctrl key, yielding a maximum of 8 distinct possible assignable actions.

Gesture assignment is fully configurable. The following actions are currently supported:

  1. Navigate back
  2. Navigate forward
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Risk impact

Nano 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 Nano Gestures if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Nano Gestures has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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