Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've been using my Logitech Anywhere MX with my Mac succesfully for a couple of months, but suddenly last week the functionality of the back/forward buttons changed from navigating to previous/next page in history to switching to next/previous tab in Chrome. How can I restore the previous functionality?

I've already checked the Logitech Control Center, and there the buttons are still defined as back and forward.

Note: If I remember correctly, the buttons have never worked in Finder.

share|improve this question
    
Sounds like a bug. I would change the settings to something different and then back. You could also try uninstalling/reinstalling the Logitech software. –  bassplayer7 Nov 20 '12 at 15:42
    
Tried this, but it didn't help. Also, the current Logitech installer has no separate uninstaller anymore, so it's uncertain how completely I managed to remove the software. Found a temporary fix by binding the buttons to keystrokes, option+[ and option+] work in most apps I've tried. –  onik Nov 20 '12 at 16:26

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

As I mentioned in the comments, I found no other solution except changing the buttons to send the corresponding keystrokes. Fortunately, this works fine in almost every app I frequently use, including Finder.

The keystrokes I used were command+option+8 for back and command+option+9 for forward. Note that this is on a Finnish keyboard layout.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.