Back gesture on touchpad Windows 10
berkardic last edited by
@zXRennyXz Why should we?
There is still no 2 finger gesture. I can use 2 finger to go back/forward in chrome but nıt in Opera. This is really annoying.
A Former User last edited by A Former User
@berkardic That feature is quite literally on every single chromium browser except Opera. Opera is far far behind many browsers even the mainstream ones with their poor decisions.
A Former User last edited by
@zXRennyXz Yeah, those have to be the most useless gestures for a trackpad I've ever seen. If i was using my mouse I would just use the Bound inputs. But on a trackpad, having to click while sliding it in the exact direction is difficult to do, so even though i have it on, it's more of a hassle to use it than to just stick to chrome.
exc last edited by
Hey, are there any updates on this feature request?
Or developers do not use touchpad at all??? Just copy this feature from any other browser plz
kice last edited by
Bro how is this not implemented yet?
I just switched and really like Opera, but this is a dealbreaker
ihsaaan last edited by
Still now feedback? I really love Opera but simple and important features like this forces me to use other browsers when on my laptop
Please implement this feature
DarryLazakar last edited by
Yeah, its so annoying that I couldn't do the two-finger touchpad swipe left/right for the browser. It's the one single blemish of an otherwise Chrome killer. I would switch to Opera full time but because its absent, I would be back and forth between Chrome and Opera then...
What's even more annoying is that my nephew Could do the gestures in Opera and even he didn't know that it was actually absent in Opera browsers. No extensions, no setting tweaking, nothing, so clearly the devs Could implement it.
christophehad last edited by
Opera still hasn't implemented back gesture yet, which is really unbelievable.
However, I found a quick solution that may be a good compromise: set three-fingers left/right gestures as Forward/Backward navigation in the Windows 10 touchpad settings. They're found in Settings > Devices > Touchpad > Advanced gesture configuration (visible if you have a compatible touchpad)
This doesn't solve the lacking two-fingers gesture, but I found that the gesture is really awesome system-wide (ex: Windows Explorer)
nicase99 last edited by
At this point I'm just quitting Opera, for someone who uses a laptop every day this is a game changer... It's sad that this thread has been open since 2019 and no opera developer has done the effort to just copy it from any other browser. Almost 3 years man...
AakifAhamed last edited by
@alongarc but there is an option, if you click (Control + Left arrow) then it will go back, if you click (Control + Right arrow) then it will go forward.
Verseal last edited by
@kice I agree with this, I have only just now gotten the Opera Browser with GX, but seeing the lack of accessibility caused by no two finger back functionality for trackpad users (while I use a windows laptop with only a trackpad) makes me immediately wary of the quality I can get from this browser. The fear is doubled when seeing that this topic has been up since 2019 with no answers. If the product isn't meant to be used by those browsing on a laptop, it should be let known on the advertisements.
mrashid last edited by
This feature was available on opera as a deep blue circle with an arrow inside. I have used it for about four months and then one day it just suddenly stopped working. I guess that happened after an update or so but cant be sure what was the exact reason. In opera there was also a setting to change the sensitivity of this gesture. I also get it when I reinstall opera in my PC but it only works at the first launch of the browser. Then closing the browser and re-opening it makes this feature disappear with it's settings. This must be a bug or some incompatibility issue with the OS which the developers are not fixing for a while. I don't know the reason behind this. I am using opera for about eight years and it is very difficult to switch to other browsers for me. Opera has always been the most feature-rich browser as I ever experienced. I would be very happy to see this useful feature back again.
Jaydenite last edited by
I am commenting so that hopefully this post gains more traction with the developers. I am using a surface pro 6 and would also greatly appreciate a back button. Maybe some kind of alternate interface could be developed for people using touchscreen computers with larger buttons & controls that are commonly used, as they are becoming increasingly popular.
TheMese last edited by
I just switched from Chrome to Opera GX and literally the only reason why I'm going back to Chrome is because I can't use my 'back gesture' from my laptop while surfing.
All the cool features Opera has and it doesn't have one of the most used and requested yet. This should be something built-in Chromium shouldn't it?
fluidz last edited by
we have every other feature known to man in this browser
Babby970 last edited by
i don't understand, opera enabled that feature for a brief period then disabled it and is the only browser without that gesture! if oepra values it's users opinion, they should enable it immediately or im moving to another browser.
kevin770 last edited by
Just replying again to hopefully get a response from the developers. Just switched from chrome to opera today but this is a real dealbreaker on windows.
kevin770 last edited by
@christophehad Thanks, this actually works better than expected. Still weird that Opera doesnt just implement what is industry standard at this point.