I just setup my Mac Mini to do some stuff and I'm noticing that when I'm in Chrome and push mouse 4 or mouse 5 Chrome doesn't navigate forward or back as it does on Windows. Is there anyway to get the Windows Behavior on my Mac?

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OS X doesn't seem to natively support more than three mouse buttons. However, you can use a mouse prefpane such as SteerMouse to bind mouse4 and mouse5 to cmd + [ and cmd + ] - which are shortcuts to go forward and back in web browsers - as seen in this image, which will give you the Windows-like behavior you're looking for.

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    $20 to remap buttons
    – bwawok
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 17:24
  • Worth noting that Smooze does this functionality as well for $5. It also has smooth scrolling but that can be disabled. Commented Oct 2, 2017 at 15:57

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