is there a way to use Logitech Anywhere MX's back/forward button on OSX Finder? I can use these buttons on Chrome or any other browsers succesfully, but cannot find a way to do so on Finder?

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    should be the same key command... Cmd [ or Cmd ]
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 13:39
  • what exactly do you mean? back/forward buttons are already working as they should be on browsers, but not on Finder. How could i find a way to make these buttons work like i use them on browsers? Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 13:54
  • so you mean you didn't set them up to be a key command in the first place, they just 'accidentally' work with browsers. I have a different Logitech mouse, btw - mine is set to key commands.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 14:29
  • as i install Logitech's drivers, it comes with predefined back/forward actions. I was hoping it worked in the same way for Finder, but it didn't :( Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 21:02
  • I don't actually use Logitech's own CP - their Mac support was very poor when I first moved this mouse over to the Mac. I use Steermouse instead, but it's not free.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 21:13

2 Answers 2


In the Logitech Control Center, change the assigned action for Thumb Back Button and Thumb Forward Button to Keystrokes instead of Back and Forward.

For Thumb Back Button, set the keystroke to ⌘[ (Command-[) and for Thumb Forward Button, set it to ⌘] (Command-]).

(This keystroke combination can be seen in the Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts page (currently at Help > Keyboard Shortcuts), and in the Chrome Keyboard shortcuts page as well (Help > Keyboard shortcuts).

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    Is there no way to do it without Logitech's software?
    – Chris
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 18:40
  • You no longer need to set the keystrokes, just setting the buttons to "Back" and "Forward" works in both Finder and browsers. I'm not sure if Logitech's software or macOS has been updated to make this work, but it does. Tested using Catalina and Logitech Gaming Software v9.02.22.
    – edanfalls
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 11:16
  • You can perform the same functionality with BetterTouchTools @Chris - I've just used this answer to assign my old Logitech mouse thumb buttons to the above keystrokes. Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 21:50
  • @edanfalls That did not work for me Commented May 19, 2021 at 18:03
  • It works for me after installing Logi Options+ Beta on MacBook Pro M1. And yes, this version runs natively on Apple Silicon ARM Processor.
    – Rdey
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 20:03

The Logitech application that worked for me in 2022 on M1 macOS 12.3.1, was Logi Options.

Note that the zip you'll be downloading is options_installer.zip, which unzips to LogiMgr Installer 9.50.122.app, and when installed it appears as Logi Options.app in /Applications...

Unplug and plug in the USB cable connecting the mouse and mac.

Finder, Chrome, Slack, Xcode all started to go back and forward using the side buttons on my mouse (M-U0007).

For Visual Studio Code, https://superuser.com/a/1710037/332630 this answer worked.

BetterTouchTool, Logitech Control Center Installer, didn't work for me.

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