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On Firefox, I use the extension Firegestures.

A while ago, I tested a few ones for Google Chrome, but they were all very buggy, poor in term of features or Windows-only (I'm on GNU/Linux). Now there seems to be a lot of extensions for this.

Which one is the closest to Firefox's Firegestures ?

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Related, but not Linux specific: superuser.com/q/42161/1087 –  Mufasa Oct 10 '12 at 22:25
Also see Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. –  jww Nov 9 '14 at 20:05

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I tried tons of extensions, like:

  • Chrome Mouse Gesture
  • Chrome Rocker Gestures
  • nkGestures
  • Gestures For Chrome(TM)

and none of that worked correctly (mostly because of colliding with the right click context menu)

Now I'm using: Recognize It for Chrome

which disables the right click entirely. This annoys much, but I have mouse gestures finally!

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I have just installed this extension and it looks promising:

It's still not what Firegestures offers and the gestures are performed with a middle mouse button (on Linux/MacOS) but at least it seems to be working.

EDIT: It may be worth mentioning CrxMouse here as well, it seems superior to Mouse Stroke mentioned above. It lets the user configure which mouse button to use for gestures.

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Answering myself... Smooth gestures

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Attention: Smooth gestures has been removed from the chrome web store. There are accusations that the extensions sends private data to the server of the developers and alters rendering of pages by inserting ads. –  fschmitt Apr 20 '12 at 20:28
Searching for good Smooth gestures alternative... –  4ndrew Nov 9 '12 at 12:04
Smooth Gestures has consistently completely messed up the Back functionality every time I try it. For me that's a deal breaker, I use Back quite a lot. –  thnee Jul 22 '13 at 8:32
atention: as of recently, Smooth Gestures also contains "superfish", which 'helpfully' shows you pricing data etc on a bunch of websites (e.g. Apple)... steer clear I would say! –  Roel Oct 25 '13 at 11:42

Well, on linux, Smooth Gestures is the only way to make Chrome to react to Mouse Gesture. But there is a problem: You must click twice if you want to show "Context menu" on pages. They solved this issue with a trick on Smooth Gestures options. In "Context menu options" we can choose "Force Context menu on links", and right mouse button will work with one click, not two.

See you

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Pig Toolbox works fine.

Right menu is shown on double click.

New version support customizable gestures, defined by direction. Old version have only alphabet gestures.

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PigTool box stopped working since chrome v32. CrxMouse is accused of sending data to its developer. I'm using Gestures for Google Chrome™ at the moment... –  dimitrisscript Jan 24 '14 at 7:46

May you try CrxMouse? I am Windows user but I was told it seems to be working under Ubuntu. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crxmouse/jlgkpaicikihijadgifklkbpdajbkhjo

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