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Is there a way to use the one finger swipe gesture with the Apple Magic Mouse in Google Chrome as the back button, just like in Apple Safari 5.1? I know one can set OS X back to use the two finger swipe,and in this case it the gesture works fine in Chrome (and any other browser), but I would like to use the one two finger swipe in Chrome. I'm using the Chrome canary build.

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Voting to close as questions about Chrome Canary sound too localized in time to be of any lasting value. – Daniel Beck Aug 14 '11 at 14:44
try out Better Touch Tool – Sandeep Bansal Aug 14 '11 at 14:46
@Daniel: I only mentioned Canary because I'm using it ATM, the answer may well be universal and work for all Chrome builds. – wowpatrick Aug 14 '11 at 16:40

EDIT: This answer only applies for the trackpad, and does not work for the Magic Mouse.

The answer is yes. I'm not convinced this is too localised, as this set up is very tied in to OS X Lion, so it's likely that this will trickle down into the main build and remain true. Additionally, as of the date of writing this, the same method works in the Google Chrome Beta channel.

Anyway, open System Preferences, then open the Trackpad panel. Open the More Gestures tab, and then change the Swipe Between Pages dropdown setting to read Scroll left or right with two fingers.

The screen should then look like this (with the relevant option highlighted): enter image description here

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@Lujasa: This works fine with a trackpad, but this option is not available when using the Apple magic mouse. Maybe I should change the answer to Use one finger swipe gesture with Google Chrome and Apple magic mouse – wowpatrick Aug 14 '11 at 16:44
Ah, ok. To the best of my knowledge, the Magic Mouse has a much more limited set of gestures in Lion than does the trackpad. I am pretty sure that the gesture for Chrome is derived from the Swipe between pages setting, so if it doesn't exist for the Magic Mouse then it looks like you can't enable it, at least not now. – Lukasa Aug 14 '11 at 16:54
The option IS available with the magic mouse, and one can also set it to swipe with one finger, which is also the default setting in 10.7, but it dose not work in Chrome and any other browser besides Safari. If one sets it to two finger swipe, it works without a problem. – wowpatrick Aug 14 '11 at 17:12
Odd. Can you try it in the Chrome Beta build? – Lukasa Aug 14 '11 at 17:58
Don't think it'll make a difference, but I'll try. The one finger swipe solely works in Safari. – wowpatrick Aug 14 '11 at 18:11
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The latest Google Chrome Canary build (15.0.855.0) supports the one finger swipe gesture. This feature will probably be pushed down to the other Google Chrome builds other time.

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