Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#27867 new defect

Gesturify 2.x does not work with Tor Browser 8

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-8.0-issues, tbb-regression
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As reported on our blog Tor Browser 8 seems to break the Gesturify extension (see:

Add-on installs and configures just fine, but the mouse gestures do not work. No matter which mouse gesture I try, there's always a diagonal line (starting from the upper left corner to the center of the browser window) and then nothing happens.


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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Thorin

might be dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled=false (sorry, I don't have a TBB8* handy to check the default value) - see

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by gk

dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled is still true in Tor Browser. However that might change soon, see: #25794.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by gk

That said, yes, if I disable privacy.resistfingerpring then I get the extension to work. Might be useful if someone could try a bunch of things to figure out what exactly is breaking the extension in this mode.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Thorin

FWIW, comment at

dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled=false no mouse gestures are seen by the extension, as if it's not even turned on
dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled=true mouse gestures are seen by the extension, but no matter what gesture I try, only 'UP' gesture is executed

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