More about this extension

Hold down the left mouse button, then click right to move forward in browser history.

Hold down the right mouse button, then click left to move backward in browser history.

If you navigate to a chrome:// page (the new tab page, for instance), the content script cannot run and mouse gestures will not work.
Multiple clicks (to move through browser history multiple times) without releasing the other button will not work currently.

Change Log:

Changing update URL

Older Versions

  1. Version 0.0.1
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    Adds browser history backward/forward mouse rocker gestures.

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  2. Version
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    Adds browser history backward/forward mouse rocker gestures.

    Change Log:

    • Fixed backward navigation causing a context menu to appear when at the beginning of history trail.


  1. OwenCM says:

    Very nice, I’d written my own bit of software to do this before extension support was built in but then I forgot about writing an extension for this as I could already do it!
    Good work, installed now 🙂

  2. taftie12 says:

    I’m not sure I understand exactly what this extension does. Is it supposed to go “Back” or “Forward” when you side-scroll with the middle mouse button? If that’s the intended purpose, it doesn’t seem to be working for me. : (

    No, the extension doesn’t do anything with the middle mouse button currently.
    If you click “About this extension” above, the extension is described in a bit more detail.
    See also: Animation

  3. bubersson says:

    Thanks, that’s exactly what I needed to switch from Opera (still using opera for my emails and rss’s though). Btw it still need some tweaking to work as fast as in Opera, but it’s a really great extension.

  4. hooao says:

    well,it’s a little like the gesture.but why dont just use the right button

  5. spotdart says:

    I generally use rocker gestures to navigate between tabs. Any chance of adding an option for this?

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