Ubuntu Nautilus Back and Forth Mouse Click Buttons

Navigate back and forward in Nautilus using the mouse back/forward buttons: Run in terminal:
sudo apt-get install xvkbd xbindkeys x11-utils
Find the mouse keys:
xev | grep ', button'
Click in the window to see the mouse codes. Example:
state 0x10, button 8, same_screen YES
    state 0x10, button 8, same_screen YES
    state 0x10, button 9, same_screen YES
    state 0x10, button 9, same_screen YES
8 for left thumb click, 9 for right thumb click. Edit the key bindings. Terminal:
gedit ~/.xbindkeysrc
"/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Alt_L]\[Left]""
  m:0x0 + b:8
"/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Alt_L]\[Right]""
  m:0x0 + b:9
Run xbindkeys in terminal:
xbindkeys
Now clicking the back and forth mouse keys will navigate back and forth in Nautilus.
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  1. anonymous

    Cheers, works like a charm

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