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3 finger swipe on trackpad (forward/backward) doesn't working anymore in Opera

  • I just had an update to 60.0.3255.116, no 3-finger gestures. Lack of this feature will force me to change browser, what I don't want to do 😕

  • @greyeyezz When replying you should not just post links or images, you should always write some text even to say why your posting that link, image, etc.

  • It's ridiculous for leaving the problem without any fix for such a long time.
    Guys, I simply change to another browser (brave browser) with very similar speed.

    Welcome to try.

  • @greyeyezz Thanks So much for your link! Thats fantastic!!! You saved my day, my week ...
    maybe for other users, use disable update function in terminal

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
  • I too have been very frustrated with this, but it just occurred to me to try circumventing the issue with BetterTouchTool & it's working splendidly. If you don't want to pay for BTT, there is a free alternative called Jitouch which is pretty solid. I would highly recommend either/both of them for a wide range of immensely helpful uses as well as this specific issue.

    In short, this is what the fix involves for either BTT or Jitouch:

    (1) Make sure you have keyboard shortcuts tied to the Back and Forward functionalities in Opera settings.

    (2) In BTT or Jitouch settings, map three-finger swipe gestures to their respective keyboard shortcuts. I would recommend configuring the gesture settings to be specific to the Opera app, so that it doesn't interfere with the native three-finger gesture functionality in other apps.

    Not ideal, but as a workaround it's easy & effective enough to get by until Opera fixes the bug.

  • How is it possible that this issue is still not resolved? I really wanted to return to Opera, but without 3 finger swipe that works in every other app it makes no sense. (The 2 finger swipe gesture requires to press and hold the trackpad - that's no option). I don't get why this issue gets ignored by Opera...

  • This is ridiculous that we are totally ignored. I'm still on v.58...

  • It is beyond ridiculous. I have use Opera for years, but have switched back to Safari since the swipe no longer works. Opera has gotten much slower as well. I was pleasantly surprised when I went back to Safari, it was so much faster.

    I use Firefox for Facebook exclusively, and use it for nothing else, to cut down on tracking. I use Opera for everything else.

    I keep checking back to see of Opera has corrected their issues, but so far, no. I used to recommend it to friends and clients, but no longer. How a company can go so long without responding to user complaints regarding a broken feature, one that isn't even part of the software itself is beyond me.

  • Interestingly, based on a comment I read on another post, I placed the cursor on the side of the window, so the cursor changes to the resize cursor, and then tried to swipe back, that worked. Of course that won't work for normal browsing, but it was interesting.

  • @popera You are speaking deeply out of my heart. I could not find words better than you said. I was absolutely overwhelmed about the innovations, Opera brought along. But this issue wis trackpad happened a while ago. I am using 3 versions of Opera (Normal, Beta, Dev) and now, i am making a lot of things with safari, because it is so extremely fast and comfortable, and now, switching to chrome, even if I hate it.
    But somehow, my overwhelming love to Opera vanishes slowly.

    Interesting Video to look at:

    Safari was almost dead and unusable, but now, revived without imagination

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