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Two finger swipe to navigate (back/forwards)



  • Vivaldi is seriously lacking behind other Mac browsers just because of this one feature. A huge part of the Mac experience is trackpad/magic mouse gestures. Being able to navigate back/forwards using just the trackpad is vital if this app is to feel native to OS X.



  • Agreed! Stuff like that would help, just figured I'll give you the tip of using an app called BetterTouchTool, where you can create all of those swipe shortcuts yourself. :-) For any app, not just Vivaldi!

    bettertouchtool.net



  • I have to second this. Swiping left and right for navigation would be a great benefit. For that matter, even being able to create a keyboard shortcut for this would be very helpful. Going through the settings, I couldn't find an option to create a keyboard shortcut for back/forward.

    I've tried BetterTouchTool, but it isn't working for me. I can't seem to mimic the multi finger swipe for navigation.



  • Not supporting Trackpad gestures is like throwing in the towel on the OS X platform. That's what Firefox is doing.



  • Yes, two-finger back/forward navigation is definitely a gap for OS X.

    It would be great to implement this in modular way: Allow user to map arbitrary gestures to quick commands.

    This way you can customize the environment to your liking and avoid overloading. For example, OS X defaults to using three-finger swipe to cycle between desktops. You could instead use 4-finger swipe for this os feature, then use 3-finger swipe to trigger fast-forward / rewind in vivaldi, while 2-finger swipe does normal forward/back.



  • I'm new to the boards - can we expect a response about this? I'm just trying V out and this is a deal breaker for me - swiping is so ingrained into most Mac users now that it feels not being able to do it is a pretty major flaw.



  • +1

    Overall, I'm really excited about Vivaldi thus far. Keep up the good work!



  • Occasionally the two finger swipe works in the browser, but is very unreliable and usually doesn't work…



  • it appears to work if you swipe left and right in the downloads panel for some reason



  • I agree this is a must have feature for any one on a mac.



  • @chuckles:

    it appears to work if you swipe left and right in the downloads panel for some reason

    It also works if you swipe with the cursor in the toolbar or the tab bar.



  • @kode54:

    @chuckles:

    it appears to work if you swipe left and right in the downloads panel for some reason

    It also works if you swipe with the cursor in the toolbar or the tab bar.

    Thanks, I'm using this as a workaround right now. It appears that the gestures are already implemented in the browser but are just bugged, so I presume it will be fixed in a future build.

    Aside from back and forward gestures I use three finger tap for dictionary a lot, it would be great if that could be implemented as well.



  • Getting the two finger swipe would be a huge plus! Right now, cmd+left arrow and cmd+right arrow are bound as back and forward.
    Of course, that doesn't work when you're in a text field as that just moves the cursor the beginning and end of the field.



  • Firefox has gesture support. I use it every day.

    Vivaldi has it too, just on the browser interface, not on web pages which is odd.


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