Friday, March 24, 2006

It occurs to me, after my little exchange with Kevin Tofel about gestures in Firefox, that not everyone realizes how friendly the browser can be with the pen and tablet interface. Sure, there aren't any inking options, but for web surfing with a pen, Firefox can be tricked out pretty well with a few extensions.

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  • GeckoTIP: If you want to use the floating TIP, you need this extension, refined and maintained magnificently by Malorkus.
  • All-in-One Gestures: Trick out the gestures however you want. Easily open and close tabs, switch from standard window to full screen, and navigate with intuitive movements.
  • Grab and Drag: Scroll in any direction without reaching for the scrollbar. Great for long reading or trying to read overly wide pages.

Make Firefox Pen-Friendly


  1. Awesome stuff! I've used Gecko since its beta, but I'm really excited about those other two plugins. Thanks for the tip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/24/2006 11:50:00 PM

  2. I'll be checking these plugins out Mark. Thanks for the heads up on all of them!

    By Blogger Kevin C. Tofel, at 3/26/2006 08:02:00 PM

  3. THX! I have added the grab and drag plugin and already love it.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 7/24/2008 11:11:00 AM

  4. Thanks for click and drag! Just what I needed for my Lenovo X61t tablet PC with a mt/MV LCD screen

    By Blogger Mike, at 3/02/2009 12:36:00 AM

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