I have recently moved from Chrome to Brave and one of the things that I really hate about both browsers is the back and forward navigation using the 2-finger side-scroll gesture. It makes using web applications that require sideways scrolling super frustrating to use. Back navigation also invariably happens when scrolling down a long article / publication / web page.
I understand that web developers might be able to fix the web pages that require side scrolling but I don’t see the point of this useless gesture based navigation feature. The good old fashioned back button is good enough for me.
Is there some way to disable this awful feature?
Steps to reproduce:
- Navigate to https://www.instagram.com/p/B42aieOhkPe/
- With the mouse cursor over the beach scene image and using a to finger gesture, first scroll toward the right of the trackpad to the next image.
- With the mouse cursor over the beach scene image and using a to finger gesture, first scroll toward the left. The Browser invokes back navigation! Arghh!
GIF of unintended back navigation: https://imgur.com/T5Mogb6
Don’t navigate backward.
This happens too often. How do I disable it forever?
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)
Brave Browser (Version 1.0.0 Chromium: 78.0.3904.97 (Official Build) (64-bit))