Apple - Is it possible to use a gesture to go back in Finder?
It looks like this has been broken in Mac OS X 10.9 (and wasn't fixed in 10.9.1)
This works again in the latest Mac Os X 10.10.1, and presumably also in 10.10.
Trackpad Three-finger swipe left goes back and forth in Finder, just like in Safari. You don't need 3rd party software to do this, simply make sure your settings are correct.
System Preferences via Spotlight or Launchpad, navigate to
Trackpad and click the tab
More Gestures. The first option is "Swipe between pages", which enables swiping in Finder, Chrome etc. Make sure to choose one of the two
I've attached an image showing the screen for you here:
Make sure that you've chosen
Swipe left or right with four fingers in the
Swipe between full-screen apps so the two options don't overrule each other.
You also want to make sure there is no checkmark in the
Three finger drag. They are mutually exclusive. You can check this in the
Point & Click tab.
If you use a Magic Mouse and want to be able to swipe back and forth in Finder, you have to turn off the
Swipe between full-screen apps and change
Swipe between pages to either
Swipe left or right with two fingers or
Swipe left or right with one or two fingers (both options enables you to swipe back and forth in Finder when using both fingers.
With BetterTouchTool, (almost) everything is possible! :) You can, for any application, map a gesture to a keyboard shortcut. You will then be able to attach Cmd+[ to the two finger left swipe gesture.