mouse buttons navigating in file manager & browser
If memory serves, back in Windows and OSX using the mouse side (thumb) buttons are mapped so that in the browser we can jump forwards and backwards between webpages, (maybe some linux DE’s do this too, its been so long since i used one) now that we’re all grown up and opt to ‘roll our own’ desktops we implement this ourselves, here i will show you how, most of you will be familiar with xbindkeys, we need to install both xbindkeys and xautomation, we will be using a tool named xte which is part of the xautomation package.
sudo pacman -S xbindkeys xautomation
Have a look here at my ~/.xbindkeysrc
# Back "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Left' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:6
# Forward "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Right' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:7
lines 98 to 118 are mouse button binds which i use for quickly launching commonly used binarys/scripts, lines 129 to 135 (above) are the ones we are interested in for mapping Forward/Back in browser, file manager etc.
If you dont know what xbindkeys is/does check out the fine wiki