Google Chrome Developers working on new version for OS X Lion Gesture Support



Now that we are all used to the new OSX Lion Multi-Touch gestures, it seems we have overwritten an old gesture. If you were in Snow Leopard and wanted to go back or forward a page in your web browser, you would swipe three fingers left or right. But with Lion, a 3 finger swipe moves you between full screen apps and your spaces.


Google has released a new developer build however, build 14.0.835.0, that will help us that were used to just swiping to go back. With the new developer build, if you want to go back or forward, you will swipe with 2 fingers, left or right. So you can leave the 3 finger swipe to change your spaces and full screen apps. We still don’t know when this new version will be released, but we can assume it we be a few weeks until it is public. If you can’t wait that long, and are brave enough for the beta, give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

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David is a Systems Engineer by day and a Competitive Triathlete on the weekends. He is an avid Apple fan who also loves everything Google. He writes on everything and loves to share news with fellow techies.
  • Austin Ritchie

    But what if you’re using left/right scrolling inside the browser? Makes more sense(to me) to have it a four-finger swipe left or right, since Apple doesn’t use any of those by default. Either way, bout time Chrome got a Lion upgrade!