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Status: WontFix
Owner: ----
Closed: Jan 2017
EstimatedDays: ----
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OS: Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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Issue 682508: Add ability to disable swipe forward and back navigation

Reported by, Jan 19 2017

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Two-finger swipe right and Chrome goes back a page

What is the expected behavior?
Previously, on macOS, setting the key AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls to FALSE (via defaults write) would disable this behavior.

What went wrong?
The AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls key no longer has any effect.

Did this work before? Yes 

Chrome version: 55.0.2883.95  Channel: stable
OS Version: OS X 10.12.2
Flash Version: 

I do not want Chrome to scroll via 2 finger gesture because I use that gesture to pan around a web page. I use a separate system (BetterTouchTool) to enable 3 finger scrolling and this has worked fine for years. Please re-enable the option to disable Chrome's built-in swipe gestures.

Comment 1 by, Jan 19 2017

Labels: -Type-Bug-Regression Type-Feature
Status: Untriaged (was: Unconfirmed)
Considering this as a feature request and making the status to Untriaged so that the issue would get addressed.

Thank you.

Comment 2 by, Jan 19 2017

It is literally a regression as this used to work, so does that not make it a bug?

Comment 3 by, Jan 19 2017

Status: WontFix (was: Untriaged)
We don't examine the value of that preference, we just respect the system settings as determined by -[NSEvent isSwipeTrackingFromScrollEventsEnabled]. That is controlled by System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gestures > Swipe between pages. If the behavior changed, it's because Apple changed something in 10.12.

Comment 4 by, Jan 19 2017

That preference setting is OS-wide. You can't change it per app. Regardless of what changed, this is functionality that Chrome users used to have, still want, and no longer have. Why can't you just add a checkbox in Settings to disable this?

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