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.Tweet