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How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom?

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How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? codekiln 2/8/11 8:40 AM
I'm a normal-sighted person and I would like to view pages at 100% all the time. I use keyboard shortcuts that involve CTRL a lot, so about twenty times a day I accidentally hit CTRL at the same time that I'm scrolling, which results in the page being reflowed and repainted. This in itself is annoying because it take up to 30 seconds to fix the issue, depending on how complex the site layout is. On sites with dynamic layout such as Google Docs the problem is more serious; accidentally hitting CTRL+mouse wheel corrupts the display and forces me to refresh the page entirely, sometimes causing me to loose information in the process.

I would like to either decouple CTRL+mouse wheel from zoom, or disable zoom functionality altogether. This is possible on Firefox [0] by using about:config; is there a similar way to edit detailed settings in Chrome? Would I have access to the detailed settings if I used Chromium instead of Chrome? I'll probably jump ship back to Firefox if I can't solve this problem.

Other people on the forum have had related issues, but none up to this point are the same. "I would really like it if I could deactivate the auto zoom in/out." [1] had "something with laptops and Windows 7", not the feature built into Chrome. Other people have had PDF specific issues, which doesn't concern me.

I've also tried searching for extensions that allow you to disable the scroll; I had hoped that "Zoom Lock" [2] would have the ability to lock the zoom at 100% and prevent CTRL+scroll wheel from distorting the display, but it doesn't work for my use case.

[0] http://duntuk.com/disable-scroll-wheel-zoom-firefox
[1] http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=5d768a2bb18a4111&hl=en
[2] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/obekapoaicdbgecpanmhkajdngnoackj

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Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? lvirden 2/15/11 4:05 AM
I have a similar problem. While I can certainly see some worth in being able to zoom, I would be satisified with just using the tool drop down entry for that function.

Please either provide a means built in, or provide a way for developers to write something to disable the control key sequence for zooming.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? lvirden 3/3/11 5:31 AM
I have not found a built-in means to turn this off. However, I ran across a reference to being able to set the zoom back to 100% by typing a control-0 . I have been using this a bit and this helps some. I would just prefer turning off automated zooming.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? shantan 3/23/11 7:09 PM
its windows 7 that's causing the problem, the solution is to open the - control panel
                                                                                                                                            hardware settings
                                                                                                                                                                           mouse
                                                                                                                                                                                      device settings, and then search for the setting were you can disable pinch zoom.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? codekiln 3/23/11 7:36 PM
@shantan - this issue is most definitely not Windows 7. I'm on Linux, not Windows. I'm sure this will help somebody, though.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? lvirden 3/30/11 7:53 AM
I am using Vista Home Premium, not Windows 7.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? renana 8/17/11 6:23 AM
i have the same problem. i use shortcuts like ctrl+r to reload a page and sometimes i accidentally scroll and chrome zooms in or out even if i already stopped pressing ctrl.

does anyone know how to disable this for linux?
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? undecim 9/14/11 7:14 AM
On linux, if you can bind the combinations of CTRL + Mouse Button 4 (Mouse wheel up) and CTRL + Mouse Button 5 (Mouse wheel down) to dummy commands with your window manager, this will usually prevent the input events from reaching applications on the desktop. For example, in fluxbox, I put the following in ~/.fluxbox/keys:

OnWindow Ctrl Mouse4 :Exec /bin/true
OnWindow Ctrl Mouse5 :Exec /bin/true

This runs /bin/true (which is a program that does nothing). The window manager catches the input event, and prevents the application from receiving it. Your configuration will be different depending on your desktop environment, and some DE's may not even support modifier+mouse combos.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Pengeszikra 10/27/11 2:39 AM
Also meet this problem day by day. I dont would like to set off my mouse wheel because i use intensive in page viewing, and program writing.

My Logitech mouse have awesome wheel - flywheel , that is means this is wheeling free if i give impulse. But when meanwhile i change tab ( press CTRL+ TAB  ) i go to the next tab,  and that page is immediately zooming.

Best way if chrome have option to change this function to other shortcut, like SHIFT + CTRL + mouse wheel or OFF.

thx
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? PerUlven 12/2/11 10:08 AM
I just got a new mouse myself, a Logitech G700 with a scroll wheel probably like the one Pengeszikra has. This mouse has a lot of keys, so I've set it up so I can browse without using the keyboard, having Ctrl+Tab etc. macros on the different mouse buttons. Only problem is that the scroll wheel is really sensitive, so I end up zooming A LOT when using my hotkeys.

I've tried using two different shortcut/hotkey extensions I found for Chrome, to make custom hotkeys to use with my mouse (that doesn't use Ctrl), but they didn't seem to work very well...
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Simon1379 12/18/11 4:48 PM
You can just press CTRL+0 to revert back to default resolution setting in your Browser
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? tknx 12/26/11 3:16 PM
Thanks Simon for not answering the question.

Someone, please find a way to shut this off. About to switch away from Chrome because I tend to navigate a lot with ctrl held down for opening in background tabs, etc and the zooming is basically making Chrome useless.

I've seen plenty of posts around the web about this... obviously Google hasn't bothered to add the option, so maybe someone can write an extension?
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? GyroDragona 12/28/11 11:52 AM
I have the same problem but with a multi-touch trackpad. I use two fingers to scroll while browsing but I find I am still holding down Ctrl since I open stuff in new tabs and such. It is incredibly annoying when it happens and I really wish there was some way to disable this... :<
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? bdemski 1/16/12 7:22 AM
I would also love to see a way to turn the zooming off or lock it to 100%. It's so annoying when the accidental zoom happens. I've never intentionally wanted to zoom in on a webpage - it always happen when I'm trying to paste something into a webpage (using CTRL-V) and happen to have my finger sitting on the scroll wheel.

Please, Google, give us an option to turn off the zooming!

Chrome Version 16.0.912.75 m
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? popwebz 1/16/12 10:14 PM
You must all realize that this is not specifically a Chrome feature, and as it is coded into the operating system, an application probably does not have the power to disable it. This feature works across all Windows apps and can be used to resize Desktop icons.
I do find this Windows feature annoying and wish Microsoft could disable it on laptops.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? renana 1/17/12 3:07 AM
yes, chrome can't disable the system wide zoom feature, but it could simply ignore it. chrome could drop the key/mouse events.
like, if it's sunny outside, you can't shut off the sun, but you can put on sunglasses.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? morrisii 2/23/12 9:42 AM
A way to disable it is to get the extension "shortcut manager" and disable the hotkey: "CTRL+=" which is the scrolling hotkey. After I did that I haven't been troubled.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? rd2020 2/23/12 1:12 PM
Using Logitech Performance Mouse MX...
Downloaded AutoHotKey software
In the AutoHotkey.ahk file, added these to do nothing for Cntrl+MouseWheelScrolling

^WheelDown::return
^WheelUp::return
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? rd2020 2/23/12 1:16 PM
Also added this in same file since command was being called 70-80 times per second

#MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1000
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? aiguofer 5/1/12 9:42 AM
I'm also having this same problem.  Every time I've switched from Firefox to Chrome, there's always some small thing that makes me switch back.  Recently I came back to Chrome and this is the only thing in my way of a perfect browser experience.  If Firefox can disable this, I'm sure there's a way for Chrome to do it as well.

Hope this can be resolved!

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? DDarko 5/12/12 2:28 AM
Google add at least the ability to disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom.
If it is hard to do the whole management of the keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? havesolution 8/19/12 3:52 AM
Try this:

Go to control panel and then go to the mouse controls.  For me, this is by going:

control panel -> hardware and sound -> devices and printers (mouse)

Then click "device settings", and then AGAIN CLICK SETTINGS.

Under "settings" go to "pinch zoom" and then unclick the enable pinch zoom feature.

Save the settings and then this should work!

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? aiguofer 8/19/12 7:21 PM
unfortunately, this is a Windows only workaround.  Really hope this will get built in sometime, like it is on Firefox
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? melfy 10/16/12 7:22 AM
very nice quick and easy yet dirty fix, thanks for the MaxPerInterval as well!! :)

This has stopped it!

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Michael Kory 12/11/12 4:11 PM
From an MX Revolution user: thanks!

Though I'd still like to find a less-expensive (disk-space wise) solution; nifty FOSS/GPL program, though and your suggestion works as one might expect.

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Rm Rr 12/20/12 3:27 PM
0 down vote
        

In Firefox the zoom function can be disabled via its corresponding setting in about:config.

For Chrome: I have found a free little application called AlwaysMouseWheel which does the trick. It is made for another purpose (which I find useful too) but does prevent the zooming in Chrome.

For IE: However, that application doesn't disable the zooming in IE. So I am looking around for a solution for that now.

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Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Kris Gandhi 1/7/13 1:02 AM
This didn't work for me. The autohotkey solution below did though.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Rm Rr 1/7/13 7:48 AM
It looks like with autohotkey, one needs to write  a script. What would the script be like to disable zoom with ctrl + middle mouse?

Thanks.

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? yutakah 1/22/13 3:00 PM
see rd2020 's response.

Worked for me

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Simon Owen Design 3/13/13 5:53 AM
'Using Logitech Performance Mouse MX... " Shouldn't have to do this imo, would just like an option built into Chrome

[x] Disable Zoom

Yes please.

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Emily Eisenberg 3/22/13 5:59 PM
If anyone else hates this as much as I do, I made a patch for chrome so that it no longer zooms when I ctrl-scroll. This is for Linux, but the patch could be easily modified to work for Windows builds as well. It was also made for a dev version of chromium, and it will require rebuilding chrome from scratch (which takes a long time). Four hours of compiling was worth the frustration for me.

Here's the patch: https://gist.github.com/xymostech/5126666

If anyone wants, I could probably put binaries somewhere for people to download.

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Simon Owen Design 4/10/13 7:59 AM
Should this be so hard to disable for Mac OS X?

I regularly use Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to navigate tabs, combine this with using a magic mouse or trackpad and I'm frequently zooming in and out, so frustrating.

Please can we have a 'disable zoom' option?

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Simon Owen Design 4/10/13 8:02 AM
Tried using this as well:
http://www.freakified.net/tutorials/disabling-pinch-to-zoom-in-google-chrome-or-any-other-app-for-mac-os-x/

Didn't have any luck, maybe someone else will.

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? aiguofer 4/10/13 12:35 PM
OMG THANK YOU!

I'll try rebuilding chromium with your patch in a while

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Pete Doyle 4/12/13 11:34 AM
Thank you, this works great!  You can also disable it _only_ for Chrome:

#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
#MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1500
^WheelDown::return
^WheelUp::return

Helpful if you need to CTRL-mousewheel in other apps (sideways scrolling in Photoshop/Illustrator, etc)

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Regina Keith 4/16/13 9:49 PM
THANK YOU !! FINALLY ~ WORKED LIKE A CHARM
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? kiwijunglist 6/1/13 7:06 PM
For those that don't have autohotkey I compiled the script.

Download from here or use the attachment:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a844en

This will disable ctrl+mousewheel, while chrome is the active window.

Just add no_zoom_chrome.exe to your startup folder, or just run it everytime you want to disable mousewheel zooming in chrome.

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For those that are interested.
The zip contains 2 files, a .exe and a .ahk
The code inside the script is;
#notrayicon
#singleinstance
#MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1500
#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
^WheelDown::return
#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
^WheelUp::return

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Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? kiwijunglist 6/1/13 7:40 PM
Description:
This script disable's CTRL+Mouse_wheel in Chrome, but still allows you to zoom by using ALT+Mouse_Wheel.

Installation:
Download and unzip the file.
Run the .exe (or .ahk file if you have autohotkey).
If you want this to always disable zooming, then copy + paste the .exe file in to  your startup folder. (Start -> All Programs -> Start Up)

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? RonTheTech 6/24/13 1:36 PM
No such setting in drill you posted.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Basil Papademos 7/4/13 4:05 PM
Google doesn't give a shit what you want. They are doing what THEY want. You are simply traffic, no more no less. You are not a person to them, your concerns are irrelevant to them. They have pretty much cornered the search market and do not give a flying fuck at a rolling donut what you like or don't like. They are there to make money for their investors, not listen to customers. THEY tell the customer what they want, not the other way around. THEY'RE running the show, not you or I. If they decide it's worth THEIR while, they might do something but don't hold your breath. Just switch to Firefox or another browser.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? George Karas 7/14/13 4:01 PM
"This is possible on Firefox [0] by using about:config"

HOW?!?  Searching in about:config for "zoom", "scroll", or "wheel" don't display anything that's obvious just by looking at it, so please share what the magic key is!

There's a:  "mousewheel.with_control.action"

but it's value is THREE (3).  Really?!?  REALLY?!?

There are MANY things I could imagine as acceptable values for this preference, BUT 3 IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!  :-D

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Matti nescio 7/14/13 4:47 PM
On Monday, 15 July 2013 02:01:57 UTC+3, George Karas wrote:

There are MANY things I could imagine as acceptable values for this preference, BUT 3 IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!  :-D


Huh ?  If you really searched for it, you would already know that the only possible values 
for that key are 0, 1, 2 or 3 .

 
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? George Karas 7/14/13 6:28 PM
Heh!  I thought my post made it obvious that I HADN'T yet searched for it!  :-D

This just happened to be the first hit that came up when I searched for how to do this.

As I said: "many things I could IMAGINE", as in expect, before looking at the reference!  I EXPECTED a string, not a numerical value.

If you search, you'll see that there are MANY, MANY about:config entries with "zoom", "scroll", or "wheel" in the name!  I just don't happen to know them all, OR know which one happened to be the one I was looking for.  If you're searching for a string value, you MIGHT just assume that the preference with a numerical value isn't the preference you're looking for!  OTOH, if you think you've found the preference you're looking for, but it has a numerical value instead of a string, you MIGHT just think that's weird!

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Edward McIntyre 7/19/13 8:07 PM
I have the same problem, bu only when i'm using the touch pad. It's getting very frustrating and when i'm playing Face Book Games, It zooms in and out alot.
How do you disable it or lock it at 100%
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? etacarinae 8/13/13 5:27 AM
Can't you simply turn this into a .js file and upload it to userscripts.org? Then we can manually add it as an extension or via TamperMonkey?
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Emily Eisenberg 8/18/13 2:18 PM
Unfortunately, this is a change to the core browser, and can't be modified by an extension or via TamperMonkey.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Alexandre Dalyac 9/17/13 6:32 AM
If you can edit your comment, you should paste the following link, which explains in much greater detail what you mean! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-word/ctrlmouse-wheelzoom/14c9be09-70d5-4291-a49a-0f158204b627

though I did it, and i've still got the same problem

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Alexandre Dalyac 9/17/13 6:36 AM
here's how to modify the OS!
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-word/ctrlmouse-wheelzoom/14c9be09-70d5-4291-a49a-0f158204b627

however, I've done it, and it's not helping

Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Dianne Zeller 10/5/13 9:49 PM
I am not a normal sighted person... I need my web pages to be stable and not zoom.  I am using a laptop and was using the built in mouse.  So I bought today a Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse... I think it is worse.  I am not a tech person and truly don't understand all the advice.  I am suffering from eye strain squinting and loss of patience!  Could someone break down the how tos to layman's terms, please?
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Audrey Ding 10/31/13 4:04 PM
Since you are using a mouse, I would suggest you to use ctrl + to zoom in and ctrl - to zoom out.
Re: How do I disable CTRL+Mouse Wheel zoom? Dickie Twort 11/3/13 1:25 PM
Ctrl zero is brilliant - thanks
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