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Status: Fixed
Closed: Feb 2
EstimatedDays: ----
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OS: All
Pri: 3
Type: Feature

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Issue 2384: When the tabStrip has focus, switch tabs using mouse tilt wheel

Reported by, Sep 16 2008

Issue description

Product Version      : future builds

This is not a bug as much as a GUI request.  

My mouse has a scroll-wheel.  The wheel can tilt left and right.  

In Firefox, with multiple tabs open, I am able to click on a tab so that it 
gains focus (visually a box-marquee around its title), then I can navigate 
to adjacent tabs by simply nudging the tilt-wheel left/right.  With any tab 
selected, I can use the scroll-wheel to navigate up and down the page in 
combination with this tilt behaviour.  This works so long as I do not click 
anywhere inside the browser page, in which case the focus would become lost 
from tab to page.

This is very useful and would be great to see in chromium.

Comment 1 by, Sep 30 2008

Labels: -area-unknown Area-Misc

Comment 2 by, Oct 15 2009

Labels: -Type-Bug -Area-Misc Type-Feature Area-BrowserUI
Ben, could you triage?

Comment 3 by, Nov 16 2009

Status: Available

Comment 4 by, Dec 18 2009

Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Area-UI-Features label replaces Area-BrowserUI label

Comment 5 by, Feb 17 2010

Labels: -Area-UI-Features Area-UI

Comment 6 by, Dec 2 2010

Labels: Feature-TabStrip

Comment 7 by, Dec 2 2010

Summary: When the tabStrip has focus, switch tabs using mouse tilt wheel

Comment 8 by, Jun 9 2011

 Issue 6118  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 9 by, Mar 10 2013

Project Member
Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-TabStrip Cr-UI-Browser-TabStrip Cr-UI

Comment 10 Deleted

Comment 11 by, Jun 16 2016

Labels: -Hotlist-OpenBugWithCL

Comment 12 by, Jun 21 2017

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Labels: Hotlist-Recharge-Cold
Status: Untriaged (was: Available)
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Comment 13 by, Jun 21 2017

Labels: -Pri-2 -Hotlist-Recharge-Cold Pri-3
Status: Available (was: Untriaged)

Comment 14 by, Feb 9 2018

Hello everyone. I looked over this issue. It seems tilting  can generate either "App command event" or "horizontal scroll event". The first one is handled as "Navigating page back / forward". So I think switching active tab when it's horizontal scroll event is a possible implementation. If it sounds okay, I'd like to work on this. Please give me your opinions.

It seems Firefox navigates back and forward on app command and scrolls tabstrip on scroll.

Comment 15 by, Sep 13

Status: Archived (was: Available)
Archiving old bugs that haven't been actively assigned in over 180 days.

If you feel this issue should still be addressed, feel free to reopen it or to file a new issue. Thanks!

Comment 16 by, Jan 15

Status: Assigned (was: Archived)
I think this is still applicable. Let me take a look :)

Comment 17 by, Jan 17

Thank you sangwoo108. It sucks I have to boot into Ubuntu just to utilise this wonderful & browser enhancing experience. As an IT consultant any time I install Daniel Gatti's tool to complement such a feature ( for a Chrome user on windows, they're amazed by the immediacy of their increase in productivity while multi-tab browsing. As one on HN eloquently said on the topic of tab hoarding: "TABs are "living bookmarks" for me."

Comment 18 by bugdroid, Feb 2

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The following revision refers to this bug:

commit 90496b3b21c0aee9844e7eaf3b457abfa761092f
Author: sangwoo.ko <>
Date: Sat Feb 02 12:50:46 2019

Activate the next/previous tab on horizonal scroll

This CL allows us to use mouse with horizontal scroll function,
such as tilting wheel or separate wheel for h-scroll.

Bug:  2384 
Change-Id: I770c629bb2391343ce66a398e4d73ad69dde569e
Commit-Queue: Sang Woo Ko <>
Reviewed-by: Peter Kasting <>
Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#628588}

Comment 19 by, Feb 2

Status: Fixed (was: Assigned)
Hello, everyone! I'm happy to inform that a patch for this patch was landed. Peter helped me a lot. (Thanks, Peter!)

If tilting doesn't work as expected, please check out mouse driver setting first.

* When the active tab is not changed - Is tilting mapped to horizontal scroll? It might be mapped to "Navigate back/forth" 

* When the newly activated tab is not what you expected: too sensitive or it's jumping too far - Please check out horizontal scroll speed setting on the driver. 

Any feedback is welcome :D

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