[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 149015] Provide a way to disable history gestures (swipe left/right)

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Thu Sep 10 08:42:39 PDT 2015


--- Comment #6 from Sam Weinig <sam at webkit.org> ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> In our implementation of this feature on Chrome (on ChromeOS) we give the
> page first crack at the touch events and trigger the history behavior only
> if the page doesn't consume the events (exactly as for scrolling).  Why not
> consider something similar in Safari?
> Dima works on real-world Google web properties struggling with this issue. 
> It's a shame that the swipe-from-side UX that users are used to from native
> mobile apps and in Chrome on Android can't possibly be implemented in
> Safari.  Is that really the right design choice for users here?

Yes. I think it is the right choice. Users should have a consistent behavior in the web browser. When they want to go back, they should be able to swipe back. The web page should not be able to interfere with that.

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