You likely have selected the wrong command, If you are in the mouse gesture customization interface, and you search for Front as seen inthe image below, you will see that there are 3 different Front Commands. The first two have sub-headings so the first command is actually Set Curret View as Front and the second one is 2D to 3D Front. The third one under Others is the one you want to change the view orientation. if you select on each one in this list, it will show what the command does under the Description at the bottom. So, just reassign your mouse gestures to the Front, Top, Right, etc. from the Others section and it should work fine.
I hope this helps,
Thank you Jim, that did the trick!