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Disable Swipe Navigation For A Specific App On Mac

Mac’s touch pad has a bunch of handy swipe gestures, including swiping two fingers to the left or the right to navigate backward or forward. This particular gesture can be globally enabled and disabled. I find it useful for most apps and a pain in a few apps, such as Google Chrome.

From the terminal we can disable it for a specific app (like Google Chrome):

$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE

Restart the target application, in my case Chrome. The left and right swipe navigation will no longer be triggered.

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