New Devtools Peers: Jim Blandy and Alex Poirot

Please be advised, we have two new peers in the Firefox Developer Tools Module:

Jim Blandy, our Remote Protocol author, has been added as a reviewer for the Debugger.

Alex Poirot (aka “ochameau” on IRC) has been working with Paul on a new App Manager component for debugging apps on B2G. It should be landing soon.

For code reviews,

  • Mihai Sucan, (Console, Net Monitor, Source Editor)
  • Joe Walker, (GCLI, Inspector, Framework)
  • Paul Rouget, (Framework, Inspector, Responsive Mode, App Manager)
  • Panagiotis Astithas, (Debugger, Scratchpad)
  • Heather Arthur, (Inspector, Scratchpad, Style Editor)
  • Mike Ratcliffe, (Framework, Inspector)
  • Victor Porof, (Debugger, Net Monitor, Tilt)
  • Anton Kovalyov, (Profiler, Scratchpad, Source Editor)
  • Nick Fitzgerald, (Source Maps, Debugger)
  • Jim Blandy, (Debugger, Remote Protocol)
  • Alex Poirot, (App Manager)
  • Rob Campbell (Scratchpad, Debugger, Profiler, General)
  • Dave Camp (Debugger, Inspector, Framework, General)

Also, Dave would like to keep an eye on changes to directory structure and the loading of our Tools while we transition to a new top-level /devtools directory. We ask that changes to devtools/Loader.jsm should go to him.

Please be kind to our Developer Tools Peers. Send them lots of patches.

Pinchy Rediscovered

I had a funny moment this morning. I set up my Mac’s wireless keyboard and trackpad and was looking around for Firefox’ gesture preferences. I had setup Shift+Swipe-left / Swipe Right to switch tabs on my trackpad and am fairly used to that behavior. I did a search and found a link on Duck Duck Go was a link to a Firefox support post talking about Pinchy: a simple addon I wrote a couple of years back to set those preferences.

Too bad it requires a manual uninstall but for the most part, it does the trick and I got my gestures back.

  • pinch in == zoom in
  • shift + pinch in == close tab
  • pinch out == zoom out
  • shift + pinch out == toggle full screen
  • shift + 3-finger swipe left == previous tab
  • shift + 3-finger swipe right == next tab

Source: https://github.com/robcee/pinchy

AMO: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/271845/