Firefox 3.5 includes support for the multi-touch features of the latest and greatest MacBooks, but leaves out a “twist” motion that moves forward and back through browser tabs. A quick about:config hack brings it back.
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CrunchGear points out that the easiest way to get at and configure the “twist” motion, made by turning two fingers as if they had a rubber ball between them, is to launch into about:config from the address bar, confirm that you won’t mess up anything, and type “twist” into the filter bar. The two items you want to double-click are browser.gesture.twist.left and its .right counterpart. Set them to Browser:NextTab and Browser:PrevTab, respectively, and you’re on your way.
You may want to modify the timing of the twist motion’s responsiveness, or do the same kind of modifications to other multi-touch gestures, so hit the link below for more suggestions and an original instructions link.