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Post Posted November 17th, 2002, 2:59 pm

I don't know whether someone already posted this tip, but some of you might find it useful. I'm using Phoenix 0.4.
As the preferences dialog is either not shown, either not responding, you have to use this workaround - look at the profile directory of Phoenix under your computer profile (for Win2k: c:\documents and settings\%username%\Application data\Phoenix\Profiles\default\%account_id%) and find a file called "prefs.js". YOU HAVE TO CLOSE THE PHOENIX WHILE EDITING THIS FILE, otherwise the changes are not commited!!! Here you can find these lines:
user_pref("mozgest.delay", 500);
user_pref("mozgest.grid", 15);
user_pref("mozgest.modifier.alt", false);
user_pref("mozgest.modifier.ctrl", false);
user_pref("mozgest.modifier.shift", false);
user_pref("mozgest.mousebutton", 2);
user_pref("mozgest.navigator", true);

Do I need to say more :-)

P.S. - mouse buttons - 0:left, 1:middle, 2:right

Here we go!


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Post Posted November 17th, 2002, 8:08 pm

Thats excellent, thanks!


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Post Posted November 17th, 2002, 10:09 pm

awesome! thanks vava.

finally.. can do mouse gestures without accidentally closing windows.

u can imagine my surprise... when after composing a 2 page post... i wanted to copy paste a quote... i selected a paragraph.. went down and to the right... it closed my window!! :-/



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Post Posted November 26th, 2002, 6:34 pm

Locate your profile folder:

If you are using a Win system then go to
X:\Documents and Settings\UserName \Application
Data\Phoenix\Profiles\Profile Name\random text string

Find prefs.js and locate the line:

user_pref("mozgest.mousebutton", 0);

Change this to a 2 for the right mouse button.

Make sure that you do this while phoenix is closed however as otherwise it won't save.


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Post Posted December 2nd, 2002, 3:30 pm

Since I've recently become addicted to the rocker gestures, I messed minimally with the 3.5rc XPI to make it play nicely with Phoenix, and it seems to have worked.
I actually have no idea if most of it works, but the gestures I use on a daily basis behave properly.
I'm sure there's a lot of stuff Phoenix doesn't take advantage of (the mail gestures, for example) but I just thought I'd mention that it can be made to work.
If anyone really wants to know what I did, post a message here, and I can try to formulate an explanation, or put the XPI somewhere.
Personally, I barely trust it myself, so I wouldn't suggest anyone else do ;-)

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Post Posted December 8th, 2002, 10:06 am

I found that if one installs chatzilla and runs it. You will have access to the mouse gestures preferences under EDIT- Preferences - Advanced this is how i got mouse gestures to work with right click.

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