Do you want to use the “Pinch to zoom” gesture to work on Firefox, and you don’t know “how to”? Don’t worry it is really very easy to enable this “zoom function” within Firefox on a Mac!Continue reading “Enable Firefox zoom on Mac OSX”
Saving webcam images from a website using a bash script on your Mac (or other UNIX based system).
My wife is an artist and uses several large kilns in her studio. As the studio is not next to our house, she needed to get over to the studio every time she wanted to check the status and or temperature of the firing program of the kilns. So to spend less time and energy on traveling back and forth, I got my wife a webcam, and programmed it to send photos of the digital kiln controller to her website.
By default the “pinch open” and “close zoom” options are not working in Firefox on OSX. But it’s not that hard to enable the Firefox zoom settings, if you know how to do it…
Go to a new tab, type in “about:config” and hit <Enter>.
Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
You can now modify the related browser.gesture preferences by changing the values as stated below:
- browser.gesture.pinch.in -> cmd_fullZoomReduce
- browser.gesture.pinch.in.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
- browser.gesture.pinch.out -> cmd_fullZoomEnlarge
- browser.gesture.pinch.out.shift -> cmd_fullZoomReset
- browser.gesture.pinch.latched -> false
Once you have changed the preferences, close the tab and the new settings should work. You might want to restart Firefox!?
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