Pinch gesture... zooms too fast in safari 4

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by philosopherdog, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. philosopherdog macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    I'm trying the new Safari and I love the support for the pinch gesture (coming to Firefox in the next version apparently). Anyhow, I find it difficult to control how quickly the page zooms. Is there any setting to slow the zoom down, i.e. make it less sensitive?
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
  3. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Good call. If we all report as many things as possible it will only make Safari better in the end.
  4. mik34 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2008
    I agree

    The thing goes crazy when you try to pinch. Really hard/impossible to zoom smoothly.
  5. Jpoon macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    Culver City, California
    There's no way to adjust it under the trackpad options?
  6. arthursiew macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Same thing. It's annoying. Reported to Apple already.
  7. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
  8. harry454 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    report it in the crash test report to firefox
  9. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
  10. philosopherdog thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Thanx folks. I thought maybe it was just my big fingers. I'll report it as a bug too. Report it!!! Thanx for reading and responding.
  11. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    Man, it zooms from 0-60 in about half a second. It's pretty much unusable for me.
  12. Miker2k macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009

    I thought maybe I was just too stupid to use it correctly. Glad I checked here. Report sent!
  13. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    The pinch zoom in the FireFox beta is perfect but I'm sure the Safari 4 one will get better. I hope they update the interface in the final version of Safari though... it just looks so dated.
  14. plkrtn macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hey, I registered primarily to add that I'm so happy I'm not the only one who has noticed this. Its just ridiculously sensitive. I have posted a bug report too, and hopefully they will fix it.

    I just wish Apple would implement the ability to use some of Firefox's plugins. Thats the only thing thats missing for me.
  15. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Glad it's not just me. I can't believe they did not find this in pre-beta testing.
  16. SimonJ macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Czech Republic
    Just reported it. Seriously.. how could they NOT have found this?
  17. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    Reported bug too Apple.

    Cause they are probably doing all the developing on Mac Pros... :D
  18. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Me too, Safari 3.;)
    I think it has something to do with whole pages and not just the font being resized.
  19. premierjg macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2009
    I found that if you select "zoom text only" in the view screen at the top of safari it works much better.
  20. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    lol my GF just complained about this today, I never use the pinch feature but she was trying to twofinger scroll.. she's a mac noob though =D
  21. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Not trying to be a smart alec, just thought I'd mention the work around for the zoom pinch issue for some of you guys who want to use that... Cmd+ and Cmd- works great for me.
  22. tmcninch macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2009
    Cmd-0 (zero) resets to normal.

    I just discovered that Cmd-0 (zero) will reset Safari to the default size. I know it doesn't solve the problem of the over-zealous zoom, but it saves me 2 minutes trying to get things back to normal after accidentally pinching while browsing.

    Looking forward with the rest of you to a bug fix on this one!
  23. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    I could never get back to the "default" view after zooming, it would always be to big or to small. Always had to restart Safari. Thanks for the tip!!
  24. Souplos macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    tip for instant reset to Actual Size

    For those who need an instant reset from Safari's zoom and don't want to hit command+0, can turn to William Henderson's MultiClutch. It's a very simple and powerful freeware app that enables users to assign a gesture to an application menu (much like Apple's keyboard shortcut assign system window).

    Even though it's been in Beta for quite some time now, I've been using it with Firefox 3.0 without any problems, and I just started using it for Safari 4 as well. I've set it to reset the zoom using a swipe down gesture (3 fingers down), and it works perfectly.

    I hope this helps.
  25. n20nine macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    i have the same problem and its so annoying, everytime i gotta press cmd-0.
    i also notice when u open lotsa tabs, upwards of 20, it tends to crash. in camino or firefox i have no problems. also when i hit upwards of 10 tabs i see the spinning beachball of death very often...

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