extension ExtPose

Tablet Gestures

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Description from extension meta

Use 2 finger swipes to control your browser. Supports 8 directions with configurable actions. Tablet optimized.

Image from store Tablet Gestures
Description from store A device with a multi-touch screen (such as a tablet) is required. Supported actions include: - open a new tab - close current tab - go to left tab - go to right tab - go back in current page - go forward in current page - duplicate current tab - reload current tab The default configuration is: - open new tab on "up" gesture - close current tab on "down" gesture - focus left tab on diagonal "top-left" gesture or diagonal "bottom-left" gesture - focus right tab on diagonal "bottom-right" gesture or diagonal "top-right" gesture The gesture is only recognized if your fingers move in parallel in the same direction. If you do "pinches", it will not respond, because the pinch is reserved for zooming the page. You can also configure how many fingers are required to perform gestures in case 2 fingers is too easy to accidentally activate. You can also configure how long the fingers need to travel (in pixels) before a gesture is recognized. The default is 110 pixels which is suitable for medium-sized devices. You don't need to lift your fingers at the end for the gesture to recognize. Just keep moving them in the desired direction and once it reaches the threshold the gesture will activate automatically.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-07-10) Karen Mitchell: AWESOME!! Just what I was looking for to close tabs in the Edge browser using a Dell touchscreen tablet w/no keyboard/shortcuts attached (Windows 11). I didn't get the hang of it the first time around, but I did switch to the Edge Dev Browser and messed around a bit more and bam! I did change the 'distance travelled' down to '50' and learned to keep my 2 fingers completely together (no open space) to complete the gesture. Short and sweet, and I'm closing tabs crazy-easy now. And thanks for providing the practice board, helped me to understand what worked and didn't. Changed the direction I wanted for the close gesture and I'm good to go. Only thing that would make it better is to allow us to set ‘undo close tab' as a gesture option - or any key combo we would like really. Thanks again!
  • (2022-10-25) Bobga Hermann: Doesn't work
  • (2022-04-06) r w: Worked in Win11 gesture mode. Thanks :)
  • (2021-04-25) Rami Magdi: decrease the sensitivity
  • (2020-12-27) John Mauney: The demo screen works perfectly fine for me. I would probably love it if it worked. Unfortunately, outside the demo screen (in any other tab) it never registers any input at all. I have tried opening a new Chrome Window since installed the plugin, but still nothing works excepts the Tablet Gestures demo website only.
  • (2020-08-10) Dante Rediva (RED): Perfetta, complimenti! Su tablet funziona molto bene e il fatto di dover tenere le dita parallele evita anche errori di pressione. Magari va leggermente migliorato il riconoscimento ma va gia molto bene. Purtroppo manca il supporto per TouchPad. Non funziona sui portatili con TouchPad ma solo su tablet ho visto. Potreste aggiungere la funzione anche per TouchPad?
  • (2020-03-12) Mario Nicolas de Martinis: No funciona, esperaba que me ayudara a resolver el maldito gesto de overscroll history navigation.
  • (2020-03-01) Sushi Bushi: I really want this extension to improve because it's everything I am looking for, but as of now it's usable and that's it. Main problem is that activating it is so gimmicky. To begin with, the way the gestures work don't really make sense at all. It should first detect that you are *attempting* a gesture, and only go through with the gesture once you complete it. As of now the extension awkwardly completes the gesture a quarter of the way through the motion which is jarring. In addition, it seems as if this would just give less data to work with for determining which gesture I'm actually trying to execute. I know this setting is customizable, but no matter what the issue will persist. I'm going to tack on here as well that websites scroll as you are attempting a gesture, making it harder to begin gestures. I don't know how this could be easily fixed, maybe tap+hold and then scroll or something? Just to differentiate the initial input from scrolling. A second, smaller issue is the lack of visual feedback. Other extensions have visible lines drawn on the screen while drawing out a gesture, and this not only helps you execute the gesture more accurately but also lets you know you are actually executing a gesture! As of now, I have no idea whether I'm simply failing to input the gestures correctly, or if they aren't even beginning detection in the first place. Overall, I can't recommend anyone use this extension because it's harder than the current methods of executing these functions on touchscreen. But I wish it was better because I've been looking for something like this ever since I got my 2-in-1 device. Browsing in the touchscreen only modes is so unoptimized it's absurd.
  • (2019-12-23) Simon Dee: I only use it for 2 fingers down - close tab. It would be nice to have 2 fingers down - recover last closed tab. And it would be nice to have as option - "When close last tab, close window", because in that case currently nothing happens.
  • (2019-11-20) Chris Vydas: Difficult to trigger but not too bad. Problem is the settings page is unresponsive so user cannot customize gestures and forced to use defaults. Drop down boxes do nothing
  • (2019-09-19) Óscar: Doesn't work.
  • (2019-03-20) Ethan M: Okay, but again --- fingers never ever parallel. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • (2019-01-30) Andrey Gritsay: Doesn't work
  • (2018-12-27) Esti Lubovitch: Doesn't work (Asus Zenbook on Windows 10)
  • (2018-08-26) Uzi Forex: Doesn't work
  • (2018-01-26) Matthew Miner: Unique, helpful extension, but hard to keep fingers sufficiently parallel.
  • (2017-11-09) Bogdan Wróbel: Difficult to use. Waaaaay too sensitive to "fingers not parallel".

Latest issues

  • (2022-03-20, v:0.1.1) Cionfo Sbernecchia: vivaldi browser
    doesn't work with vivaldi browser
  • (2021-07-16, v:0.1.1) margaret rosita hector: Tablet gestures
    I mean Its A Very Amazing /Great Concept how can i be Against your Extension dam well knowing it can help many ppl i will never be discouraging of it i wanna see it progress and prove Them wrong those who dislike it how? >Answer= by Giving it your all not qaurter Not even some or half all of it updating it each month maybe Ever month After will surely do fequent updates are important To All apps etc an update is Like food to an App clearly Right ik and by Giving it an Ability of switching Tabs Like mobile Weather Tablet or A phone Android chrome Really To be Exact you will ensure its good enough to become A Top well known web store add on Being Able to Launch a site by A mouse /Touch Gesture is A very Very very Rare Feature 1 id surely Like to see your Extension have color and size picking of the mouse/finger Trail is good also yeah Like all things your Extension is imperfect but can still be Good enough to be A favorite so much so a person never will need to seek Anything different i need you imaging How useful this can be to an Elderly person who really dont understand how to use A computer much Like >you / i< would theyd simply draw something by A friend or family Member And get around from There Everyone Knows yt and google even Elderly folks who may have A smart Tv knowing What Yt does and what exactly YT is  for so yeah plz keep working on it by Time it will progress all it need is to be updated frequently aswel as those features then whala
  • (2021-05-22, v:0.1.1) Soran Richards: Tablet gestures
    Yk This really is indeed A Great app however i would Love to see it be Able to Navigate to Any site by drawing A Letter or shape Like dolphin browser for Tablets and phones
  • (2020-08-10, v:0.1.1) Dante Rediva (RED): Aggiunta della funziona per TouchPad per i PC portatili.
    Salve, apprezzo tantissimo questo strumento e vorrei che inseriste le stesse funzioni anche per TocuhPad con possibilità di replicare i gesti salvati per lo schermo o di personalizzarli a piacimento.
  • (2019-01-30, v:0.1.1) Razvan Bolohan (razvanab): Option to open link \ video... to new tab
    Option to open link \ video... to new tab. I use to open few tabs of youtube videos at once and watch them one by one.
  • (2018-06-22, v:0.1.1) Santiago Rojas Ricaurte (Sajhu): it stopped working!
    no gesture is recognized
  • (2017-11-14, v:0.1.1) help
    i do not want it and i do not know how to delet it


930 history
2.5238 (21 votes)
Last update / version
2021-02-08 / 0.1.1
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