Pinch-to-zoom stops working in Safari

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vrDrew, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    I periodically notice that the pinch-to-zoom, using my magic trackpad, stops working after I've been browsing in Safari for a while.

    I've been (pleasantly) surprised at how useful I find PTZ, and I use it quite a lot to optimize the size of the text in my browsing window. I do find that quitting and then restarting Safari always restores the functionality.

    I'm just curious if a) other people have encountered this phenomenon; b) if I'm doing something wrong to cause it to happen; and c) if there is any way - short of quitting and restarting Safari - I can restore it during a browsing session.

    Thanks for any insight.
  2. doktordoris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2009
    I too have the same issue, but only on my MBA. Everything else works, but pinching to zoom just stops. Then if I quit and restart safari it works again. Very queer.
  3. Jkirk3279 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2010

    The Pinch/Zoom failure also happens on my 2010 MBPro.

    I too would be delighted to learn how to re-activate that thread.

    There's a workaround. You can set BetterTouchTool to press the CMD + button for you when you zoom out.

    It's slower and nowhere near as satisfying.

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