FireGestures is a great little add-on for the Firefox Web
browser that allows you to perform many different actions, such as
going back to the last page or opening a new tab, with your mouse
and a quick flick of the wrist.
You typically use FireGestures by holding the right mouse button
and moving the mouse in one or more directions–up, down, left or
right. The add-on comes pre-configured to assign gestures for many
tasks, such as left for going back in the history, or up-down to
reload the page. You can quickly re-assign a gesture or assign a
gesture to a new task using the FireGestures options.
To help you along, FireGestures can trace a colored line as you
move the mouse (after holding the right button) so that you can
tell what kind of gesture you’re making. You can also choose to
bring your mousewheel into the mix for some gestures.
FireGestures is one of my must-have add-ons for Firefox. Sure,
much of what it does also has an associated key combo (such as
Ctrl-T for opening a new tab). But use it, and you’ll quickly see
how much more convenient it is to use your mouse.
Note: This link takes you to Mozilla.org, where you can
automatically install the file into your Firefox browser.