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Surfy Browser for Windows Phone picks up an update with gesture support and more

Surfy Browser for Windows Phone picks up an update with gesture support and improvements

Surfy Browser for Windows Phone is an excellent alternative if you’re not happy with the performance of Internet Explorer on your smartphone. The developers behind the app made sure that it’s updated on a regular basis, and have released an update, bumping it to version 5.5.6 while introducing a few new features.

Along with the usual bug fixes and improvements, the latest update introduces gestures support which allows users to switch tabs by swiping right or left from within the app. It’s not just the gestures support, the latest update also brings an easy way to close the tabs — without using the close button on the tabs. All you have to do is long press on the title section of the tab and it will show you a context menu which can be used to close the tab.

Surfy Browser for Windows Phone picks up an update with gesture support and improvements

“Some users may find it can be difficult to close tabs in Surfy. While the touch area of each tab’s close button is larger than it looks, not everyone is comfortable with the apparent small size of the button. Thankfully version 5.5 includes a new context menu that is activated using a long press on the top, title section, of the tab. The context menu contains a Close item, which allows you to dismiss the tab without using the X button,” a Surfy spokesperson told WinBeta.

If you’re a regular user of Surfy browser on your Windows Phone, head over to the Windows Phone Store and grab the updated app. It’s available as a free download, but it has its limitations when it comes to the number of tabs you can open within the app. However, this limitation can be taken care of via an in-app purchase which doubles the number of tabs to six. Let us know about your preferred web browser on Windows Phone.

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