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How to disable extremely irritating CTRL + wheel zooming

  • Problem: When doing scrolling in pages with touchpad, and switching between pages with CTRL + TAB, then "CTRL+wheel" zooming is constantly triggered.

    This behavior is extremely irritating since it's happening constantly. Would think that UI engineers in Chrome/Opera would have noticed such simple failure case in mouse + keyboard operation. However, so far I have failed to find solution. Simply blaming "it's OS issue" is NOT solution.

    Factually I don't ever intentionally try to do "CTRL + wheel" zooming in web browser, so I would really desire to be able disable this inconvenient behavior.

    I've tried some "No MouseWheel Zoom" addon, but it fails with "touchpad scroll + "CTRL+TAB" combo, still triggering undesired zooming.

    okey, factually case is "CTRL + touchpad scroll", but I believe in most touchpads that is from app point of view same as "CTRL + wheel".

    [Mod note: Topic posted in wrong forum moved to more appropriate one]

  • Under Settings > Browser > Shortcuts, you might try disabling one or both of the "gesture" settings. Mind you, in old versions of Opera it wouldn't help, so no guarantee it will in current versions - but that's all I can suggest. (Properly, "mouse gestures" are right button drag actions, while "rocker gestures" involve quickly pressing one button then another, and hence neither actually covers the scroll+modifier key case; but that is the best I can suggest.)

  • @sgunhouse Well I did that but it still does that zooms on mouse gestures. In my case on double click. It's a real pain.