easyGestures

easyGestures 4.3

Control Firefox main functions anywhere on the screen

EasyGestures is a Firefox add-on intended to make it easier to control the browser's main functions. It displays a pie menu that can be triggered with a hotkey (the default is the mouse middle button) and which displays Firefox's main navigation buttons, so that you can go forward and back, show bookmarks or load your homepage from anywhere on your screen. View full description

PROS

  • Highly customizable
  • Accessible from anywhere

CONS

  • Not easy to get used to

Good
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EasyGestures is a Firefox add-on intended to make it easier to control the browser's main functions. It displays a pie menu that can be triggered with a hotkey (the default is the mouse middle button) and which displays Firefox's main navigation buttons, so that you can go forward and back, show bookmarks or load your homepage from anywhere on your screen.

This is supposed to be a more comfortable way to use Firefox, but my feeling is that it's just too different from the menu toolbars we're used to. Besides, the pie menu buttons don't have any explanation and you have to leave your cursor on the pie menu central spot if you want some hints as what to use them for.

For those of you who overcome the initial show, EasyGestures is still a good alternative to keyboard shortcuts and can be totally customized to display different options on its menu.

Changes

  • Made eG deleting preferences when uninstalled
  • Made eG displaying on xul/xml
  • Added "Send Link", "View Page Info" and "Toggle Private Browsing" actions
  • Added Turkish (tr-TR) and Czech (cz-CZ) locales
  • Action "Search Web" now opens a popup menu for search engine selection on the fly
  • Action "Undo Close Tab" now opens a popup menu to select the tab to restore
  • Action "Daily Readings" now opens a popup menu for bookmark selection on the fly
  • Action "Highligth/Clear" now opens the Find Bar for previous/next functionality
  • Actions "Next Tab" and "Previous Tab" now open a popup menu for tab selection on the fly. Removed repetition
  • Added welcome page on installation

easyGestures is a free software made for Mozilla Firefox browser. It is a pie menu that pops up inside the browser when you click the mouse and then let you perform various actions at the tip of the mouse pointer with minimum mouse movement.

The fast straight mouse gestures you perform this way save you from reaching toolbars, menus and keyboard and keep you from having to memorize any gestures. All behaviors and actions are customizable.

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easyGestures 4.3