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Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally.

As an afterwards bandaid fix, Ctrl-0 will quickly restore zoom to 100%.

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dupe superuser.com/questions/243127/… –  Peter Nore Jul 6 '12 at 20:06

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For a quick and dirty solution I found @ http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/chrome/discuss-chrome/-rtDLZmN9bk

Followed rd2020's comment for AutoHotkey (as I am already running it for other things)

Downloaded AutoHotKey software In the AutoHotkey.ahk file, added these to do nothing for Cntrl+MouseWheelScrolling

#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
{
    ^WheelDown::return 
    ^WheelUp::return
    #MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1000
}
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+1 Perfect solution! –  hcris Feb 4 '13 at 16:48

However this is not possible yet on chrome but you can use an extension called zoom lock.

For windows there is a solution on Google product forum open the - controlpanel hardware settings mouse device settings, and then search for the setting were you can disabe the pinch zoom.

Also see this discussion.

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Thanks for googling it, but Zoom Lock does NOT lock the zoom to a set level, it allows you to predetermine zoom levels for your favourite sites. Nor does disabling the shortcut with Shortcut Manager. Disabling pinchzoom for the whole system is a "workaround", not a solution, and eliminates a core functionality that is very useful in many other scenarios. –  Wulf Solter May 25 '12 at 22:20

Does

<meta content='True' name='HandheldFriendly' />
<meta content='width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0; user-scalable=0;' name='viewport' />

not work for you?

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how/where would you put that? As a userscript or through something else? –  Journeyman Geek Jun 11 '12 at 5:51
    
That does work, but it's for the wrong problem ;) After a way to lock browser zoom on all sites –  Wulf Solter Jun 11 '12 at 9:41
    
Any way to make this work on any browser (desktop or mobile)? –  Danny Oct 23 '13 at 12:13

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