trackpad gestures in edge: next tab, next page, random, save pdf, etc.

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We have discussed the 2x to close tabs last time. i think that using browsers without the need to use the keyboard is the best browsing experience we can get. this means to use only trackpad and the mac display. 


At the moment on ghostbrowser i use gestures like 3 tap go to next tab; extensions to go back, next tab, merge windows, etc. 


i think you should implement something like



better touch tool (there are different gestures example) in edge.



-drag a tab with 2 finder down = reopen the main page (this mean if i visit a then b ... to z, you open again a)*

- 4 finder tap: save pdf

- spread fingers to open a random page or to open multiple random pages* (example if the website has a link like you open page 35, 46, 87). we configure such things (like how many tabs, the exact interval for each website) inside setting.

- circle with 1 finger to search selected text in pubmed, with 2 finders in edge store



other example (that i don't use at all, because i don't like it) are



for what would we use gesture?

  • save/download
  • go next/previous page (from page 3 to 4)
  • previous/next tab
  • merge windows
  • search
  • open tabs (random, or open page 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 at the same time, then other 10, so 11,12,...,20)*
  • go to the first page you opened*
  • copy/share urls
  • etc.

* this can be added inside edge without gestures too, because at the moment is not possible (except via extensions).


PRIORITY IN MY OPINION: 5 in a scala 1 (low) - 10 (high)

You can find this suggestion on Chromium too: CHECKLATER*

All my other suggestions are here:

Suggestions I liked from other user here:
Chromium suggestions list 1: and 2:

From end 2020-10 all suggestions are written on both Edge and Chrome at the same time, suggestions before 2020-10 are available only on Chrome.


*to avoid a ban from Google, I submit only limited post pro week.



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