Basic Gestures

Basic Gestures

Basic mouse gestures for back/forward, new/close tab and scroll to top/bottom.

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What is Basic Gestures?

'Basic Gestures' is an Edge add-on that offers simple, user-friendly mouse movements to execute common browsing activities. Hold the right mouse button and move it in different directions to perform commands such as going back/forward, scrolling to the top/bottom of a page, and opening/closing tabs. The add-on, updated to Manifest V3, now includes new gestures and customizable features.

Users: 4,364 ▲ 52
Rating: 3.60 (16)
Version: 1.4 (Last updated: 2022-08-18)
Creation date: 2020-12-29
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 13.63K
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Basic Gestures
Basic Gestures (v1.4)
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Basic mouse gestures for back/forward, new/close tab and scroll to top/bottom.

This simple extension adds basic mouse gestures for back/forward, new/close tab and scroll to top/bottom.

Hold down right mouse button, move mouse and then release button to execute one of the following commands.

Left => Back Right => Forward Up => Scroll to top or Open new tab (can be changed in the preferences) Down => Scroll to bottom Down + Right => Close current tab Right + Down => Close current tab

Linux and Mac users: Press right mouse button twice to open context menu.

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User reviews summary
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  • Simple and clean, works perfectly with muscle memory
  • Does not require too much personal data
  • Closes pages with two simple mouse movements
  • Does what it should do
  • Unable to stop drawing mouse trails on certain sites such as Figma
  • Lack of ability to edit/disable certain gestures
  • Does not work on browser pages like settings, add-ons page
  • Does not work on Edge (Dev channel)
Most mentioned
  • Desire for more customizable options
  • Works well with basic actions
  • Wish for certain exclusive features to be added
  • Certain non-web pages cannot be closed
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Risk impact

Basic Gestures is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Basic Gestures has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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