Affecting Touch events support has been temporarily disabled on desktop

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The touch events support introduced with Firefox 18 has been disabled on the desktop version of Firefox, as some popular sites including Google and Twitter are not working properly. Once the bug is fixed, the API will be enabled again. To enable it anyway, open about:config and set the dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled pref to 2. The mobile versions including Firefox for Android and Firefox OS are not affected by this change. Also, the API has been enabled on the Metro-style version of Firefox for Windows 8.