I asked, “Where is 2-Finger Swiping in Finder & OSX Lion?”. Tinkering takes time but I finally found a way to get closer to the Safari-like swiping I want.
You can go back and forward with a key hold in combination with a swipe. To do it, hold
option and 3-finger swipe like you would in Safari with 2-fingers to go back or forward. That should do it.
I like my system to be as default as possible; as close to the original fresh installation as possible. I’ve lived like this for years on Windows and even while I tinkered with Linux. The closer the system is to acceptable on default, the better.
Unify the gestures, Apple.