How to turn zooming with the trackpad off
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Is there a way to turn zooming with the trackpad off? I rather just zoom with command-(plus) and command-(minus), and as you can read below, the zooming with trackpad badly interferes with how I use my browser (must be a bad habit I picked up while using Firefox )
Bug report: scrolling with trackpad unintentionally zooms
Due to how zoom and scroll are implemented on Mac OS, a scroll may unintentionally turn into a zoom. This happens many times a day for me. I like to turn this behaviour off.
Just a few observations:
- In Opera, scrolling is achieved by moving two fingers up or down on a trackpad. I think this is generic Mac OS behaviour (it works in all applications)
- In Opera, scrolling is achieved by moving two fingers up or down on a trackpad while simultaneous holding down the option/alt key. I think this is Opera-specific behaviour (it does not work in other applications).
- This problem is reproduced on Mac OS 10.10.5 with Opera 42.0.2393.94, with mouse gestures and advanced keyboard shortcuts turned OFF.
Steps to reproduce:
- Use two finger on a trackpad on a Mac to scroll up ro down on a lengthy page.
- Observe that once you release your fingers, the scrolling continues for a few moments until it slows down and stops. This is gerneric Mac OS behaviour (it works in all applications)
- During those moments, press down the option/alt key
I would have expected that the scrolling would come to a stop, regardless of my keypress.
As soon as I press the option/alt key =, the “residual” scroll movement aborts and is turned into a zoom behaviour.
The above happens a LOT to me. I seem to have a habit of opening a few tabs, scroll through the page, quickly navigate two another tab using command—option-arrow shortcut.