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2/8/11
Original Poster
codekiln

How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom?

I'm a normal-sighted person and I would like to view pages at 100% all the time. I use keyboard shortcuts that involve CTRL a lot, so about twenty times a day I accidentally hit CTRL at the same time that I'm scrolling, which results in the page being reflowed and repainted. This in itself is annoying because it take up to 30 seconds to fix the issue, depending on how complex the site layout is. On sites with dynamic layout such as Google Docs the problem is more serious; accidentally hitting CTRL+mouse wheel corrupts the display and forces me to refresh the page entirely, sometimes causing me to loose information in the process.
 
I would like to either decouple CTRL+mouse wheel from zoom, or disable zoom functionality altogether. This is possible on Firefox [0] by using about:config; is there a similar way to edit detailed settings in Chrome? Would I have access to the detailed settings if I used Chromium instead of Chrome? I'll probably jump ship back to Firefox if I can't solve this problem.
 
Other people on the forum have had related issues, but none up to this point are the same. "I would really like it if I could deactivate the auto zoom in/out." [1] had "something with laptops and Windows 7", not the feature built into Chrome. Other people have had PDF specific issues, which doesn't concern me.
 
I've also tried searching for extensions that allow you to disable the scroll; I had hoped that "Zoom Lock" [2] would have the ability to lock the zoom at 100% and prevent CTRL+scroll wheel from distorting the display, but it doesn't work for my use case.
 
[0] http://duntuk.com/disable-scroll-wheel-zoom-firefox
[1] http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=5d768a2bb18a4111&hl=en
[2] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/obekapoaicdbgecpanmhkajdngnoackj
 
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lvirden
2/15/11
lvirden
I have a similar problem. While I can certainly see some worth in being able to zoom, I would be satisified with just using the tool drop down entry for that function.
 
Please either provide a means built in, or provide a way for developers to write something to disable the control key sequence for zooming.
lvirden
3/3/11
lvirden
I have not found a built-in means to turn this off. However, I ran across a reference to being able to set the zoom back to 100% by typing a control-0 . I have been using this a bit and this helps some. I would just prefer turning off automated zooming.
shantan
3/24/11
shantan
its windows 7 that's causing the problem, the solution is to open the - control panel
hardware settings
mouse
device settings, and then search for the setting were you can disable pinch zoom.
3/24/11
Original Poster
codekiln
@shantan - this issue is most definitely not Windows 7. I'm on Linux, not Windows. I'm sure this will help somebody, though.
lvirden
3/30/11
lvirden
I am using Vista Home Premium, not Windows 7.
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Dickie Twort
11/4/13
Dickie Twort
Ctrl zero is brilliant - thanks
 
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