Google Chrome 15 adds gesture animations for OS X Lion

I just uploaded this short video comparing the new gesture animations in Google Chrome with those in Safari.

In this video, I navigate through three pages, then use gestures (finger swipes on my Magic Mouse) to show how the animations look. Safari makes the navigation direction (forwards or backwards) clear, while Chrome adds confusion to what should be a really intuitive gesture.

Chrome has also added the little page-bounce animations you see in other native Mac apps when using a touch device, and even used the same linen texture for the empty space.

1 thought on “Google Chrome 15 adds gesture animations for OS X Lion

  1. There’s also a weird bug where if you begin to swipe one way so the arrow appears, and then slowly swipe back the other way, the arrow moves past the boundary of the window and you end up going the opposite direction.

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