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    How to disable four finger swipe left and right?
    Hi, I could really do with some help with this infuriating problem.

    I'm using a Macbook Air 2012 model, Lion 10.7.5.

    In any application where you can go back/forwarded e.g. safari or finder, doing a four finger swipe left or right makes the page go back/forwarded.

    I don't want this gesture enabled, as it clashes with my BetterTouchTool (0.963) settings. Is there a way to disable this?

    I have gone in the Trackpad settings and under 'More Gestures' I have disabled every option except for Launchpad, but the problem still remains.

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    I'd suggest the conflicting settings is within BTT
    Uninstall bettertouchtool.
    Then disable the setting in System preferences.

    Does the problem still persist.?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    thanks, I tried that suggestion but the problem still persisted.

    However, I updated to the very latest version of BTT which has an option in its advanced settings to disable the four finger swipe gesture, which fixed my problem. I then created a new gesture to be a 5 finger tap instead.

    Thank you anyway. Always good to have support like this.

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