Smooth Gestures back in Chrome Store?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by acr1965, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I was reading about scripno here - http://code.google.com/p/scriptno/
    and noticed a warning about a Chrome plugin (Smooth Gestures) that may contain spyware, more detail here- http://codeonfire.cthru.biz/?p=96 - and at the bottom of that page is an update that Smooth Gestures had been removed from the Chrome Store. But when I click the link on that page to Smooth Gestures I go to a Chrome Store page that shows as the plugin being available for install - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lfkgmnnajiljnolcgolmmgnecgldgeld?hc=search&hcp=main

    Is this the same Smooth Gestures that was reported as spyware and subsequently removed from the Chrome Store? Or is this some other plugin with the same name?
     
  2. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i use Just Gestures.

    better than Smooth Gestures because it is global, and not just for Chrome.
     
  3. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    OK, but I don't have intentions of using a gesture plug in. I'm more concerned about whether this is the same plug in that was previiously removed from the Chrome Store. Is it made by the same developer, etc.
    thanks
     
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    The smoothgestures developer came out with a long explanation about why he'd put the code in and how he had lacked serious forethought. It's back, by the same dev, without the line of code that logged some info.
     
  5. acr1965

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    thanks hungry man. I wonder what his explanation was? I guess it was good enough that Google bought it, just kinda weird in all.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    I believe he was trying to create some type of map made up of users that had it installed and some other stuff - I can't really remember.
     
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