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Google Chrome Canary gets touch controls added in latest software update

In the latest Google Chrome Canary software update, touch-centric software features such as pinch-to-zoom, onscreen keyboards, and side-swiping were added.
August 6, 2013
Google Chrome Canary
If you’re the type of person who likes to touch first and ask questions later, don’t worry, we’re not here to judge you. Instead, we’re here to let you know about the latest and most interesting changes Google made to an experimental fork of its world-famous Chrome browser, called Google Chrome Canary.

In the latest Chrome Canary software update, touch-centric software features have been added. These new touch control features are bound to make the browser even more user-friendly across all platforms — at least for those who view gestures such as swiping to be more convenient than simply clicking on traditional buttons for navigation.

Speaking of swiping, the new touch controls include left and right swiping to move backward and forward through web pages. Pinch-to-zoom and on-screen keyboards are also part of the overall feature-set.

What else is there to enjoy about the latest version of Google Chrome Canary? Well, according to the official Chrome Canary page, there’s the standard Chrome browser’s speed, simplicity, security, privacy, and customization. Since it can be downloaded for free by all users of devices running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, the only thing that stands in your way is the short amount of time it takes to install it yourself.

Check out the source link below and you can get a chance to try it out right now. As long as you have a compatible device with a touch-enabled screen or monitor, that is.