I know its over a year later, but I had the same question, and then figured out the answer myself.
Open terminal and type:
defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE
Then restart Chrome.
Now you can have it enabled system wide, and just disabled for chrome. By the way, this works for any app, just replace com.google....
I went into the System Prefs and changed the Page change gesture from two fingers to three (OSX Lion). The three finger swipe seems to be more responsive at any rate and I'm usually only using two fingers for everything else.
System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gestures > Swipe between pages
iOS 13 and later
As of iOS 13 and above the process for using this feature has changed.
The steps are largely the same as for iOS 12 and earlier (see below), but instead of pressing hard on any of the keys on your keyboard, you need to press on the space bar and not let go to see and use the trackpad.
The other change is that this feature is now ...
There are two different properties, one is for the Trackpad: AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls, the other is for the Mouse/Magic Mouse: AppleEnableMouseSwipeNavigateWithScrolls.
So you need to execute one or both of these commands:
$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableMouseSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false
$ defaults write com.google.Chrome ...
It looks like this has been broken in Mac OS X 10.9 (and wasn't fixed in 10.9.1)
This works again in the latest Mac Os X 10.10.1, and presumably also in 10.10.
Three-finger swipe left goes back and forth in Finder, just like in Safari.
You don't need 3rd party software to do this, simply make sure your settings are correct.
Go to System ...
By my experience, multi-touch crashes on a per-app basis. I could quit the app and relaunch it, and gestures would be back.
Apparently, sleeping the display and then waking up the system again will bring back crippled gesture. You can click button to do that, or just close the lid, or use terminal:
pmset displaysleepnow; sleep 5; caffeinate -u -t 1
It looks like Google Chrome uses Apples default gestures, so by disabling Apples gestures you disable Chromes. However, you probably still love some gestures like I do. For that get BetterTouchTools (BTW, its Free).
Disable Google Chromes Gestures
You can disable chromes gestures by going to System Preference > Mouse OR Trackpad > More Gestures >...
You can disable chromes gestures by going to System Preference > Mouse OR Trackpad > More Gestures > and uncheck Swipe between pages.
I still love gestures so I downloaded BetterTouchTools which allows me to make the gestures I want. I disabled all apples gestures then created my own. You can get very custom with gestures this way. Or if you prefer, leave ...
Hit the same issue. Found this old thread, where user frimp advises to press power button and let MBP sleep for a while, some 5-10 seconds is enough. Then wake it up — gestures are back.
Further search shows this issue is quite old, at least since mid 2012.
Though I would really like to get this fixed permanently…
You are correct, the iPhone SE does not have 3D Touch. What you most likely witnessed is that your cousin was running the iOS 13 Beta and as a result of this, Haptic Touch is now available on some older iPhones that never had 3D Touch.
In terms of what you can do about it, you’re in luck because iOS 13 is now available to the public. All you need to do is ...
With BetterTouchTool, (almost) everything is possible! :)
You can, for any application, map a gesture to a keyboard shortcut.
You will then be able to attach Cmd+[ to the two finger left swipe gesture.
As of now (Dec 1 2014), although the option is not present in right-click menu, three-finger dictionary lookup works perfectly fine in my Firefox (Developer Edition 35)
Also there have been certain plugins which help you look up words in dictionary through right click. For example https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/look-up-in-dictionary-7261/
You can use a Magic Trackpad with your iMac - that will let you perform all the same gestures as you use on your MacBook Air.
There are even neat accessories to make it one unit with your Apple Wireless Keyboard. The ones I know about are the Twelve South "Magic Wand" and the Henge "Clique".
Using BetterTouchTool on the Mac host machine,use a application specific rule for the VirtualBox VM to map the swipe gesture to keyboard shortcuts to change desktops. To tie the rule to the VM and not the prefs app, issue ln -s /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app ~/Desktop/VBVM.app, to create an alias to the VM's app bundle on ...
Turns out you can add this as a function in the Terminal:
sudo defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Clicking -int 1
That worked for me, thanks to these guys - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1218257
This is currently not possible. Apple does not provide a way to turn this off.
Note that if your swiping is begun whilst still zoomed slightly, the tab switcher is not invoked. See this animation:
This is a pretty large GIF — it'll take a while to load and be smooth.
This may be one of those things that is labeled as a "feature not a bug." It's possible that the swiping gestures that are the same as the gestures on Snow Leopard are considered "Legacy" gestures. If that's the case then it is possible that having it "backwards" Is the expected behavior. If it's a legacy gesture then it may be considered to ignore natural ...
The only way I'm currently of is two disable two-finger page swiping system-wide, from the Trackpad section of System Preferences. I wait patiently for Chrome to either fix its implementation, or at least provide an app preference for disabling the feature.
Actually it can only discern between one narrow touch moving and one wider touch. It's not tracking multiple points - just calculating the area of touch and the single general motion.
Some other questions here might help explain this better:
Are non-unibody MacBook Pros capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?
MacBook multi-touch trackpad ...
I've had mixed results with enabling it for the login screen between my macs.
Here's how I have gotten it to work:
Go to System Preferences (as an admin user) -> Users and Groups -> Login Options
Click the lock and enter your admin credentials
Next to Network Account Server click Edit (or add, what ever comes up if you don't have a server already set up) ...
I would suggest you set up a hot corner to show the desktop (this is what I do):
Open System Preferences
Click Mission Control
Click the "Hot Corners..." button at the bottom
Set the corner you want to use for "Desktop" (I use the top right)
Now you can move a file from a Finder window to the desktop with just the mouse:
Click and drag the file ...