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Posted by prox, from Seattle, on December 16, 2017 at 13:43 local (server) time

I didn't really like Chrome/Chromium's two-finger back/forward navigation feature as I'd accidentally trigger it once or twice a week.  However, I let my wife use my MacBook today and within a few minutes she was screaming about the same thing.  So, I found a solution and set it for the two browsers I use:

defaults write org.chromium.Chromium AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE
defaults write AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE

You can see it's successfully set:

(orion:10:39:PST)% defaults read org.chromium.Chromium                                             
    AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls = 0;
    LastRunAppBundlePath = "/Applications/";
    NSNavLastRootDirectory = "~/Desktop";
    NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForOpenMode = "{712, 448}";
    NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForSaveMode = "{712, 504}";

I'm really not sure how useful this is considering back/forward in browsers really does more harm than good nowadays with JS-rich sites so it's curious Google has this enabled by default.

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