Can You Turn Off Pinch to Zoom

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ehmjay, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. ehmjay macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Seriously... at first I thought it was cool... but the number of times I've accidentally adjusted my bloody icon size when I didn't want to (and the amount of times it HASN'T zoomed when I WANTED too) is bloody frustrating!!!

    and of course you cant turn it off in the preference pane...

    is there a way (probably with command line) to stop this annoyance?
  2. phrequenc macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
  3. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    you mean just on your desktop? finder>preferences>zoom using trackpad. make sure its unchecked. i had to turn it off too because i kept accidentally zooming.
  4. phrequenc macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    it's on a new MacBook 13"
  5. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    it should be in the same place for a macbook as well
  6. scotty321 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you're accidentally zooming in other programs, there's a few options for you:

    Jeff Hawkins of CubeYellow software has also written an InputManager to turn off zooming in Safari, Firefox, and Mail:

    You could also use the program MultiClutch to assign a different command to zooming as well:

    And most importantly, be sure to voice your concerns with Apple on their feedback pages at, so hopefully they will give us an option to turn this horrible pinch to zoom option off.

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