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How do you turn off the "back" trackpad gesture? 0 Recommended Answers 128 Replies 695 Upvotes
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when you swipe left or right on the trackpad it goes forwards and backwards in the page history, I want to turn this feature off.
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Hello. This can be disabled by setting "Overscroll History Navigation" to Disabled in the flags page: chrome://flags/#overscroll-history-navigation
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Except that this flag does not exist in Version 76.0.3809.100 (mine).
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Also doesn't exist on version 77.0.3865.120
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Yeah, I have literally never intentionally used this feature. It has frequently resulted in a loss of data or information I have filled in a form. Thank you for posting/reading. Version 78.0.3904.70 (Official Build) (64-bit)
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this one needs to be fixed. chrome team, pls help.
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please help me Google! I need to disable it!
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This is worst feature ever made. So easy to loose data from forms etc. I need to disable it too.
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I have this issue as well.
I would like to disable this via flag from the command line (as I am starting chromium from the command line) and passing the flag --overscroll-history-navigation=0  does not work.

I have also tried:
--overscroll-history-navigation=false
--overscroll-history-navigation=disable

--overscroll-history-navigation=disabled
--disable-overscroll-history-navigation
And none work.

I do not want to have to navigate to chome://flags to disable it manually every time.
I would like to disable on start of the browser.

Version info:
Chromium 77.0.3865.90 Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu 18.04
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On sites where a horizontal scrollbar is present is EXTREMELY easy to trigger back and forward navigation... It would be great to have AT LEAST the possibility to disable this behavior from the chrome://flags page.

One interesting thing is that this feature suddenly popped out a couple of weeks ago after formatting my laptop. Before formatting it, I kept updating Chrome but the feature was never enabled (while I saw this behavior on my colleagues' laptops). I don't know if there is a correlation or if I have just been "lucky enough" to format in the day this feature has been pushed to all user once for all.
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worst feature ever, please remove this feature.
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